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Wetland Restoration Design Workshop: Burton, BC

BC Wildlife Federation Wetlands Education Program

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 9:30 AM - Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 4:30 PM (PDT)

Wetland Restoration Design Workshop: Burton, BC

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When: September 13-14, 2016 (9:30AM-4:30PM)
Where: Burton School (aka Burton Community Learning Centre), 219 Burton School Road, Burton, BC, V0G 1E0
Cost: Free!

Join the BC Wildlife Federation over 2 days and learn about wetland restoration design from complex drawdown zones to basic techniques, and through a mix of in-class presentations and hands-on activities. 



      September 13, 2016

Wetland Restoration in Reservoir Drawdown Zones – Exploring the challenges and opportunities with leading experts.

9:15 Registration/Welcome

9:30 – 10:30 Wetland Classes and Plant Associations – Identifying wetland plant association types for identifying wetland targets – Neil Fletcher, Wetlands Manager, BC Wildlife Federation

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:00 Restoring wetlands while considering long-term studies on wetlands and plant establishment in drawdown zones – Virgil Hawkes – Vice President of LGL

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch (please bring your own)

1:00 – 2:45 Bioengineering techniques in drawdown zones and hydro sites to restore vegetation communities and plant diversity – David Polster, Restoration Specialist

2:45 – 3:00 Break

3:00 – 4:00 Birds and Drawdown Zones - A look at the impacts and design components that could support healthy populations of birds. Harry van Oort

September 14, 2016

Basics of Wetland Restoration Planning, Grant Writing and Design

9:30 – 10:00 Wetland Loss in BC – Historical Overview, Neil Fletcher, Wetlands Program Manager

10:00 – 10:30 Possible requirements/permits for wetland projects – prior to conducting wetland restoration works

10:30 – 10:45 Break

10:45 – 11:30 Writing a successful grant: how to launch your project. Neil Fletcher, Wetlands Program Manager

11:00 – 12:00 Basic techniques for restoring wetlands, Neil Fletcher, Wetlands Program Manager

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 - 4:30 Restoration Design – Field Work – Tatlocks Property


For more information contact: 

Neil Fletcher, Wetlands Education Program Manager
BC Wildlife Federation
Office: 1-888-881-2293 ext 232


This project was undertaken with the financial support of: /
Ce projet a été réalisé avec l’appui financier 


Since 1985, Wildlife Habitat Canada, a national, non-profit, charitable conservation organization, has invested over $60 million to support hundreds of conservation projects on private and public lands across Canada, through its granting program. Wildlife Habitat Canada works through partnerships with communities, landowners, governments, non-government organizations, and industry to conserve, enhance, and restore wildlife habitat. To learn more about the projects that Wildlife Habitat Canada has funded or to see our annual report, please visit Without habitat...there is no wildlife.  It's that simple!

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When & Where

Burton School
219 Burton School Road
Burton, BC V0G 1E0

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 9:30 AM - Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 4:30 PM (PDT)

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BC Wildlife Federation Wetlands Education Program

The BC Wildlife Federation's Wetlands Education Program (WEP) helps build the capacity of British Columbian citizens to determine their backyard wetland assets, and increase their community's environmental health using this knowledge.

WEP activities result in habitat restoration, enhancement & conservation through the collaboration of communities, BCWF clubs/members, NGOs, naturalist groups & First Nations.

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