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BCWF's Wetlandkeepers Courses are two 1/2 day workshops that educate participants about wetland conservation! Upon a community request, BCWF brings the Wetlandkeepers Course into an area to teach wetland mapping, wetland hydrology, amphibian, plant and animal identification and soil sampling. This is a hands-on fieldwork course that provides participants will technical skills to steward their own wetland. Participants are provided with a copy of the Wetlandkeepers Handbook, which was written in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment. Upon completion of the workshop participants are provided with a Wetlandkeeper certificate, and provided with follow up support by the Wetlands Coordinator. For a sample schedule of activities conducted during a Welandkeepers Course, please click here!
The Wetlandkeepers Handbook provides supplementary information on wetland ecology and laws related to wetlands, as well as a step-by-step instruction on wetland activities. In this first edition the focus is on getting to know your wetland. For a hard copy of the Wetlandkeepers Handbook please contact the Wetlands Education Program Coordinator.
Handbooks are $32.10. Or download a free electronic copy.
Recent 2012 Courses
Mission Wetlandkeepers - April 13-15, 2012
Courtenay Wetlandkeepers - April 20-22, 2012
Cortes Island Wetlandkeepers - April 27-29, 2012
Castlegar Wetlandkepers - June 1-3, 2012
White Lke Wetlandkeepers - September 21-23, 2012
To view photos of past Wetlandkeepers courses, click here!
In the News
Wetlandkeeper Bog Blog entries (Sept 2010 - Ongoing)
Wading into Wetlands: Article written in Squamish Chief on Wetlandkeepers Course (April 2011)
Vanderhoof's Wetlandkeepers Course: Provides Education & Long-term Monitoring (June 2010)
Larson Creek - Horseshoe Bay WetlandKeepers 2009
Lost Lake - Whistler Wetlandkeepers 2009
Glenmore Highlands - Kelowna Wetlandkeepers 2003
Green Timbers Urban Forest - Surrey Wetlandkeepers 2003
This project was undertaken with the financial support of:
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Since 1985, Wildlife Habitat Canada, a national, non-profit, charitable conservation organization, has invested over $60 million to support hundreds of conservation projects on private and public lands across Canada, through its granting program. Wildlife Habitat Canada works through partnerships with communities, landowners, governments, non-government organizations, and industry to conserve, enhance, and restore wildlife habitat. To learn more about the projects that Wildlife Habitat Canada has funded or to see our annual report, please visit www.whc.org. Without habitat...there is no wildlife. It's that simple!