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2019 Wetlands Institute - Creston and Rossland

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

: September 30 to October 6, 2019. Days typically run 8:30 am-5:30 pm. Days may begin/end earlier/later depending on the learning outcomes.
Where: Kootenays region, including Rossland, Creston, and surrounding areas. Venue TBA
Cost NO CHARGE for applicants residing within British Columbia, and with projects that benefit British Columbia. A fee of $1000 for those residing outside of BC, or with out-of-province projects. Optional meals and accommodation fees (Contact for details)
Schedule:  Emailed to participants upon acceptance

The BC Wildlife Federation's Wetlands Insitute, a 7-day environmental stewardship workshop, is coming to Rossland, 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 in Rossland and at Yaqan Nukiy Restoration in Creston (multiple phase project). 

This year's presentations and activities are in the process of being confirmed - 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. 


For more information, you may contact:
Alyssa Purse, Wetlands Education Program Coordinator
604-882-9988 ext 239


Neil Fletcher, Wetlands Education Program Manager
604-882-9988 ext 232

The growing list of partners includes:

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Date & Time: Sep 30, 2019 08:30 AM to
Oct 06, 2019 04:00 PM
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Location: Creston Hotel (Creston); Miner's Hall (Rossland)
Creston and Rossland BC

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Registration Closes: Aug 28, 2019 04:00 PM

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Alyssa Purse
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