Workshops & Initiatives
Fish Habitat & Riparian Stewardship Workshops
Join the BCWF and learn technical skills to help steward your local stream, connect with local stewardship groups, and gain further experience in fish habitat conservation!
The Fish Habitat & Riparian Stewardship workshop is a two-day workshop where you will learn different approaches to restore and conserve fish habitat. The BCWF brings workshops into local communities to teach stream health sampling, stream mapping, stream monitoring, plant and animal identification, planting, and other stream stewardship skills. Each workshop will incorporate methods that suit the unique needs of the area.
This workshop is a mix of hands-on fieldwork and presentations providing participants with the technical skill set to help steward a local stream.
|Maple Ridge||June 25 & 26||Now open!|
|Golden||August 6 & 7||July 5|
|Nelson||August 13 & 14||July 11|
|Delta||August 20 & 21||July 18|
B.C. Lakes Access Guide
Learn about B.C. lakes’ accessibility, features, and explore the area with a 360 degree tour.
Juvenile Sturgeon Conservation Workshops
The Juvenile Sturgeon Conservation workshops provide participants with the ability to meet experts in the field and discuss current issues related to the species. We also provide you with the ability to gain hands-on experience and assist in the population monitoring study while joining certified guides on the Fraser River and fishing for and recording and releasing juvenile sturgeon. Please visit our Virtual workshop portion as well as our in-person workshops below.
Spring Webinar Series
Join us the third week in March as we celebrate spring with an engaging webinar series! This year’s Spring Webinar Series features an exciting line up of speakers in topics including Ice Fishing, Fly Fishing, and Gardening in Nature. We encourage community members of all ages and experience levels to join in and expand your current knowledge and skills. Depending on your interests, you can select specific topics or attend all three webinars to hone your outdoor skills this spring.
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Fish Habitat Restoration & Education
Many native fish populations, species of birds, and other wildlife and plant species rely on healthy in-stream habitat and an intact riparian area for survival. Though riparian areas only account for a small portion of B.C.’s land base, they are far more productive than the adjacent upland areas, providing critical ecosystem functions important in maintaining the balance and water quality of a stream or river. Habitat loss is a contributing factor to the extinction of over 100 salmon stocks in B.C. The BCWF’s Fish Habitat Restoration and Education Program initiatives are working towards a future where freshwater ecosystems are healthy, sustainable, and valued by local communities.
The Fish Habitat Restoration and Education workshops and initiatives aim to raise awareness about the importance of protecting and conserving freshwater fish and riparian habitats across B.C., while building community capacity to care for these valued areas through restoration and community engagement.