Jason Jobin

Wetlands Workforce

Working to protect, restore and promote B.C.'s wetlands and watersheds.

Who We Are

The B.C. Wildlife Federation’s Wetlands Workforce project is a collaboration with conservation organizations and First Nations that will deploy work-pods to maintain and monitor wetlands across British Columbia in 2021.

Through these work-pods the project aims to:

Maintain Native Species

Restore riparian area habitat and stabilize shorelines at previously restored wetlands by managing weeds, protecting trees, and planting native species. 

Improve Wetland Management

Inform best management practices and adaptive management needs by monitoring the effectiveness of wetland restoration sites.  

Develop better Wetland Inventories

Support Province wide monitoring initiatives that will improve wetland management through the development of better wetland inventories and decision-making tools. 

Collaborate with Indigenous Communities

Advance wetland restoration projects through planning processes that involve First Nations and community engagement. 

Create Good Work

Provide meaningful and safe employment opportunities for people affected by the recent economic recession, targeting woman, people under 30, and First Nations.

The Wetlands Workforce is supported through the Healthy Watersheds Initiative, which is delivered by the Real Estate Foundation of BC and Watersheds BC, with financial support from the Province of British Columbia as part of its $10-billion COVID-19 response.

The Healthy Watersheds Initiative is a $27-million program, supported by the Province of BC, to stimulate British Columbia’s economic recovery through investments in community-driven watershed conservation and restoration projects. Through this program, the Real Estate Foundation of BC, in partnership with Watersheds BC, is administering grants for more than 60 watershed security projects in communities across the province.

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