Wetlands Institute

2019 Wetlands Institute Workshop – Rossland, Creston, and Surrounding Areas

The BC Wildlife Federation’s Wetlands Insitute, a 7-day environmental stewardship workshop, is coming toRossland, Creston, and surrounding areas. It is with great pleasure and excitement that we bring this valuable course to the area free of charge for those that live in BC, have a Wetland project that benefits the province, and sign up before August 26, 2019 (worth over $1000 per participant). This special offer is available thanks to the generous contributions from our funders (This does not include food and lodging).

This workshop is suitable for consultants, planners, environmental/conservation groups, government representatives, First Nations, and engaged community members. Participants are expected to come to the course with a wetland project or program that they wish to implement in their community or have a high propensity to initiate a project/program in the future. Apply soon, as this course has been known to fill quickly. There are only seats for 25 participants. We will contact you to confirm acceptance after we have reviewed your application.

Please note: Partial attendance may be considered for those with strong applications.

This year, you will have the opportunity to assist renowned Wetland Restoration Specialist Tom Biebighauser in the restoration of wetlands at King George VI Provincial Park.

This year’s presentations and activities are not yet confirmed but some topics that were covered in previous Wetlands Institutes include:

  • Wetland types and functions
  • Hands-on experience planning, constructing and restoring wetlands using groundwater and liner techniques
  • Invasive species identification and management
  • Amphibian identification
  • How to write a successful grant
  • Landowner contact techniques
  • Integrating Traditional Ecological Knowlege into your projects
  • History of Wetland Drainage in North America
  • Wetland invertebrate sampling
  • Wetland regulations

This experience will also provide you with access to a network of individuals who will help you successfully complete your local conservation project(s). You will leave with the skills, support, and confidence you need to make a difference in the world of wetland conservation. The BC Wildlife Federation offers follow-up support and resources to participants who complete the workshop, for up to 3 years post-workshop. Full-time participants are eligible to receive a certificate after successfully completing the workshop.

Learn more and register here.

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