Lunch In The Wetlands

B.C. Wildlife Federation's Lunch N' Learn Webinar Series

UPDATE

Registration & wait list are currently full for all future Lunch in The Wetlands webinars. Find recordings of all our Lunch in The Wetlands Webinars on our Wetland Education Program’s YouTube channel.

Lunch In The Wetlands 2024

The B.C. Wildlife Federation presents Lunch in the Wetlands Lunch N’ Learn Webinar Series!

Join BCWF staff in engaging presentations about wetland related topics from species ID to restoration techniques.

Webinars occur 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Click the drop-down menus below to find more information on each session and register:

Jan 25: Fungi of Wetlands

Thursday January 25 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Come learn about fungi of the wetlands, where we will talk about the fascinating ecology of the hidden kingdom of fungi thriving in wetland habitats. Wetlands are unique ecosystems that create a haven for a diverse array of fungal species that are too often overlooked. We’ll explore their diverse ecological roles, and highlight some rare and intriguing species that you can look for next time you’re in a wetland.

Feb 1: Utilizing Drones in the Field

Thursday February 1, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Interested in using drones for fieldwork and mapping but just not sure where to start? The learning curve can be steep when you start to think about using drones for a project. Between differences in legislation, technology options and different applications with new tech and opportunities developing all the time, it can be tough to keep up.

In this Lunch’n learn Kyla Rushton, our Wetland Assessment and Field Coordinator, will share how the BCWF has implemented mini drones and DJI Mavic drones to support fieldwork and mapping, as well as considerations that went into these workflows and other opportunities.

If you have specific questions that you’re hoping to be answered, please send ahead of time to kyla.rushton@bcwf.bc.ca

Feb. 2: Hope in the Face of Climate Change

Friday, Feb. 2 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

A special Lunch in the Wetlands addition in honour of World Wetlands Day! Join BCWF’s Director of Conservation and Stewardship, Neil Fletcher and Beaver Restoration Assessment Lead, Jennifer Rogers and Lower Kootenay Band’s Community Planner, Norm Allard in learning how wetland restoration helps communities adapt to droughts and floods.

Feb 22: Amphibians and Eggmass Identification

Thursday February 22 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

This presentation will focus on identifying characteristics of 22 amphibians, including their eggmasses, found in BC.  Presented by Kendall McLaughlin, who has been part of the BCWF team since 2020 as a field technician for the wetlands workforce. Kendall is passionate about restoration, biodiversity, wetlands, and amphibians. They first found their love for wetland creatures when they volunteered for the Stanley Park Ecology Society back in 2018 to assist with their monthly terrestrial amphibian surveys. Since then, Kendall finds any opportunity to dive deeper to learn more about BC amphibians. With the BCWF, they have monitored amphibians and eggmasses along the Coast, Thompson-Nicola and Okanagan regions. They aspire to become a frog and salamander expert one day.

Feb 29: Low-Tech Process-Based Restoration Design & Construction Considerations

Thursday February 29 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

This talk will go over the basics of low-tech process-based restoration (LTPBR), which involves the use of beaver dam analogues and post-assisted log structures to restore natural processes to riverscapes. We will talk about why LTPBR is needed, where it can be applied, and techniques and important considerations for restoration projects.  If you want to learn how to work like a beaver, come join this talk hosted by our Beaver Restoration Assessment Lead, Jen Rogers