Wetland Restoration and Enhancement Workshop

Are you interested in wetlands and the creatures that call them home?  Would you like to learn more about the process of restoring wetlands where they have been lost?   Are you hoping to develop your environmental science skill-set and add to your resume?  Do you love frogs and salamanders?

This workshop might be for you.  Please join us for three days of FREE wetland restoration workshops presented by Splitrock Environmental, the BC Wildlife Federation, and E. Wind Consulting.

Participants will learn:

  • How to identify and survey for the four species of frogs and salamanders which live in the Lillooet area
  • How to identify and interpret the classes of wetland found in BC
  • How to design wetland restoration projects for the benefit of breeding amphibians
  • The considerations involved with altering water movement on a site to create wetland habitat
  • Soil preparation and plant selection methods for re-planting wetlands.

Register now, space is limited: https://WetlandDesignLillooet.eventbrite.ca

 

PROGRAM:
April 19, 2017 – Introduction to Amphibian Identification and Survey Techniques
(Elke Wind, E. Wind Consulting, Nanaimo)
9:00 AM Welcome
9:15 – 10:15 Amphibian ecology and species identification
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:30 Amphibian handling and survey techniques
11:30-12:00 Equipment and data management
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch (please bring your own)
12:30-4:00 Field component – overview and practise for species identification and survey techniques
 
April 20, 2017 – Wetland Restoration Introductory Course
9:15 AM 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
10:45-12:30 Amphibian oriented wetland restoration considerations – Elke Wind, Herpetologist, E. Wind Consulting
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch (please bring your own)
1:30-3:00 Basic techniques for restoring wetlands, Neil Fletcher, Wetlands Program Manager
3:00-4:00 Introduction to the Lillooet Wetland Enhancement Sites: Tristan Banwell, Iraleigh Anderson, and Phil Johnston
 
April 21, 2017 – Wetland Restoration Introductory Field Day
9:15 AM Convene at Splitrock
9:30 Drive to Spray Creek Ranch
10:00-12:00 Field survey, mapping and planning @ Spray Creek Ranch
12:00-1:30 Drive back to Lillooet and lunch Break
1:30 Convene at Splitrock
1:45 Drive to Lillooet Secondary School
2:00-4:00 Field survey, mapping and planning @ Lillooet Secondary School