Helping restore wetlands through training and education in our Peace Region

Project Year: 2018-2019

Project Lead

British Columbia Wildlife Federation

Watershed/Sub-region

Peace Region

Basin-Wide

Project Type

Habitat-Based Actions

FWCP Contribution

$39,300

Action Plan Alignment

Riparian and Wetlands Action Plan

Project ID

PEA-F19-W-2651

Enhancing stewardship capacity for wetland restoration

The BC Wildlife Federation will offer four wetland inventory and restoration design workshops with partnering communities (i.e. Mackenzie, Nak’azdli, Saulteau and West Moberly, and Tsay Keh Dene and Kwadacha). The wetland inventory training will enhance local capacity to ground truth and interpret wetland information, which will add value to the FWCP’s Williston Reservoir wetland inventory initiative. Participants will also receive hands-on training to identify and develop restoration design prescriptions. BC Wildlife Federation staff, restoration expert, Tom Biebighauser, and at least one First Nation technician will be involved in a minimum of five days of wetland restoration reconnaissance in the FWCP’s Peace Region to prepare restoration designs. Restoration would be pursued in future years.