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Wetlands Institute: Salt Spring Island, 2018

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Classroom: Salt Spring Island Conservancy

265 Blackburn Rd

Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2B8

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2018 Wetlands Institute Workshop: Salt Spring Island

When: Sept 17-23, 2018. Schedule TBA but days generally run 9:00am-6:00pm
Classroom Location: Salt Spring Island Conservancy, 265 Blackburn Rd
Cost: FREE for B.C. residents OR $1000 for non-B.C. residents. Optional meals and accommodation package available at cost (contact for details)

The BC Wildlife Federation's Wetlands Insitute, a 7-day environmental stewardship workshop, is coming to Salt Spring Island! It is with great pleasure and excitement that we bring this valuable course to the area free of charge for B.C. residents that submit an application before August 15th (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. In some cases, participants with a high propensity to intiate a project or use the Institute's training have been accepted.
Apply soon, as this course has been known to fill quickly. There are only spaces for 25 participants.

Receive hands on experience restoring wetlands and be trained by wetland experts in a variety of wetland restoration and stewardship topics. This year, you will have the opportunity to assist renowned Wetland Restoration Specialist Tom Biebighauser in the restoration of multiple wetlands on Salt Spring Island. Speakers and topics which are confirmed for this workshop include:

  • Tom Biebighasuer, Wetland Restoration and Training: Wetland Restoration, The History of Wetland Drainage
  • Tim Kulchyski, Cowchian Tribes
  • Dr Genevieve Hill, Royal BC Museum: First Nation Use of Wetlands In the Cowcichan Valley
  • Current Environmental: Stream Restoration
  • Salt Spring Island Conservancy
  • Carrina Maslovat, Biologist: Wetland Plan Identification
  • Ernie Sellentin, Sellentin's Habitat Restoration & Invasive Species Consulting Ltd: Invasive Species
  • Elke Wind, E. Wind Consulting: Amphibian Biology and Wetland Design Considerations
  • Simon Henson: Birding, Blackburn Lake Wetland Restoration Project
  • Neil Fletcher, BC Wildlife Federation: Wetland Types and Functions, Writing a Successful Grant, Wetland Health Assessment
  • More speakers and topics to be announced!

See last year's schedule by clicking here and click here to see a short video about the Wetlands Institute.

This experience will also provide you 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. BC Wildlife Federation offers follow up support and resources to participants who complete the workshop for up to 3 years. Full time participants are eligible to receive a certificate after successfully completing the workshop.


If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact Jason Jobin, Wetlands Education Program Coordinator at 604-882-9988 ext 225 or jason.jobin@bcwf.bc.ca


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