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.
News & Updates
World Water Day: New Wetlands Workforce Project Launches
This World Water Day, the B.C. Wildlife Federation launches the Wetlands Wo...
Press Release: B.C.’s Wetlands are Getting a Boost
British Columbia's wetlands are getting a boost with the B.C. Wildlife Fede...