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2022 Wetlands Institute -Kootenay-Boundary Region
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2022 Wetlands Institute Workshop - Kootenay- Boundary Region

: Monday, September 19- Sunday, September 25, 2022. Days typically run 9:00am-6:00pm. Days may begin/end earlier/later depending on the learning outcomes.

Where:  Grand Forks, Slocan Valley, and Trail, BC

Cost NO CHARGE for applicants with projects that benefit British Columbia. $1000 for those with out of province projects. Optional meals and accommodation fees (Contact for details)
DRAFT Schedule:  TBA soon 


The BC Wildlife Federation's Wetlands Insitute, a 7-day environmental stewardship workshop, is coming to Grand Forks, Slocan and Trail, BC. It is with great pleasure and excitement that we bring this valuable course to these areas free of charge for those that have a Wetland project that benefits British Columbia, and sign up before July 15. (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. We will be accepting a maximum of 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 Robin Annschild in restoring wetlands at Cambridge and Violin Lake Reservoirs in Trail, BC, and assist with the Flood Mitigation Project in Grand Forks, BC.  

This year's presentations and activities are not quite confirmed yet but some topics that were covered in previous Wetlands Institutes include the following, and last year's agenda can be viewed here

  • 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 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 Manager
604-882-9988 ext 239

The growing list of partners includes:

  • City of Trail
  • City of Grand Forks
  • Rewilding Water & Earth Inc.

The workshop was undertaken with the financial support of: / Ce projet a été réalisé avec l'appui financier de: 

Date & Time: Sep 19, 2022 09:00 AM to
Sep 25, 2022 06:00 PM
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Location: Multiple towns: Grand Forks, Slocan and Trail

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Registration Closes: Aug 15, 2022 11:59 PM

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Alyssa Purse
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