Map our Marshes


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BCWF’s Map our Marshes, previously named the 'Puddle Project', course offers passionate community members the technical and field skills for mapping smaller, unappreciated wetlands with GPS (Global Positioning System) receivers as well as how to upload these maps to an online database – the Community Mapping Network. Smaller wetlands are highly productive for a diversity of species as well as flood control and water filtration capacities. Development and threats to wetland across BC signify the importance of mapping small wetlands and securing the information online. As users of the environment, we need to know what ecosystems are in our backyards to help determine conservation mandates as development continues at a rapid increase.

Map our Marshes courses teach community members how to track changes to wetland landscapes through GPS education, which lays the foundation for habitat protection and conservation. This one-day introduction to GPS skills leaves participants feeling empowered, connected to a language of technology and supported by trainers from the BCWF in their future stewardship endeavours.

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The British Columbia Wetlands Atlas
To see the wetlands mapped on the New BC Wetland Atlas, click here. 


The 2016 Map our Marshes were undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada and the following organizations:
Les 2016 Map our Marshes ont été réalisé avec l'appui financier du gouvernement du Canada et les organisations suivantes:

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 Without habitat...there is no wildlife.  It's that simple!