Restoring Rossland’s Local Wetland

Project Year: 2016-2017

Rossland Centennial Wetland Restoration Project: Eva Cameron

Project Lead

The City of Rossland / The Corporation of the City of Rossland

Watershed/Sub-region

Columbia Region

West Kootenay

Project Type

Habitat-Based Actions

FWCP Contribution

$28,400

Action Plan Alignment

Riparian and Wetlands Action Plan

Project ID

COL-F17-W-1325

Centennial Wetland Restoration Project

Centennial Wetland in Rossland is four acres at the headwaters of Trail Creek. It has areas of rare wet-meadow, shrubby wetland and ephemeral ponds. It has a great diversity of plants and amphibians including Western Toad, Columbia Spotted Frog and Pacific Chorus Frog. This project’s goal is to restore, protect and conserve the integrity of the Centennial Wetland, by repairing and preventing further damage and enhancing habitat. This will be accomplished by building a 40-metre trail that routes OHVs and trail users out of the wetland and by restoring a one-acre area by repairing the filling, ditching and head cuts that are changing the wetland hydrology.

Other outcomes include:

  • a restoration plan for the ditched stream and lower three acres of wetland, help budget and prepare for a second phase of restoration;
  • an amphibian inventory will identify species of concern, which are using the wetland habitat;
  • a spring flora inventory and mapping of all four acres will identify species of concern and ecological plant communities; and
  • one acre of wetland habitat restored and habitat enhanced for flora and amphibian species identified as a concern in inventories.

Rare Plant Found in Rossland Wetland

Learn more about a rare plant found during this wetland restoration project.

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