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Past events

Columbia Region Notice of Intent Information Session

August 24, 2022
Learn more about this optional first step for all grant applicants in our Columbia Region.

Peace Region Notice of Intent Information Session

August 24, 2022
Learn more about this mandatory first step for all grant applicants in our Peace Region.

Toadfest is back in August!

August 17 & 18, 2022
Welcome back to Toadfest at Summit Lake Provincial Park.
More info on past Toadfest events here

Conserving at-risk Stone’s sheep in the Peace region

March 30, 2022
An update on an ongoing project to assess sheep health and examine population demographics, behaviour, distribution, and habitat in the Peace Region. Results from this multi-year project could inform future conservation and enhancement actions for Stone’s sheep.
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Salmon futures: science, stressors, and stewardship of salmon watersheds

March 10, 2022
Climate change and multiple other stressors are key threats to biodiversity and ecosystem health. Salmon watersheds and fisheries are struggling, and during this presentation, professor Dr. Jonathan Moore talked about glacier retreats, sea level rises, the function of estuaries, and the importance of forward-looking science, collaboration, and co-development to align research priorities and approaches with local communities in this era of rapid change.
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Murphy Creek Spawning Channel: partnering to support rainbow trout

March 4, 2022
A virtual tour of the Murphy Creek Spawning Channel, near Trail, which provides essential habitat for rainbow trout and other species. It’s managed through a partnership between the Okanagan Nation Alliance, Trail Wildlife Association, and the FWCP, and could be a model for improving spawning habitat in the region.
Presentation

Update: conserving and improving understanding of bats across B.C.

February 11, 2022
Updates on research and results of FWCP-funded projects that support bats.
• How the experimental use of probiotics in the Lower Mainland could help reduce the anticipated severity and spread of white-nose syndrome. Presentation
• How artificial bark is providing much-needed roosting habitat in the Columbia Region. Presentation
• How the collection of ultrasonic recordings is shedding new light on bat species found on Vancouver Island. Presentation
• How winter cave exploration in the Peace Region is identifying important bat hibernacula. Presentation

Update: recovery of Vancouver Island marmots

February 25, 2022
Less than two decades ago, these marmots teetered on the brink of extinction. Thanks to ongoing conservation efforts, and funding from the FWCP and others, the Marmot Recovery Foundation has re-introduced marmots to many of their historic habitats. Foundation director Adam Taylor shared updates about on-the-ground recovery efforts, including monitoring, captive breeding, re-introductions, population status, and what the future might hold for this species.
Presentation

Winter webinar series: Building Restoration & Enhancement Projects that Make a Difference

Building Restoration & Enhancement Projects that Make a Difference is a four-part webinar series that offered hands-on, practical solutions to build resilience into your ecosystem restoration and enhancement projects.

Fundamentals of a Restoration Project: Planning to succeed
February 2, 2022
Learn that good projects have clear goals and objectives that are linked directly to actions and results that can be measured and monitored using the best available science, leveraging partnerships and successful fundraising.
Learn more about this topic and session presenter(s).

Building Climate Resiliency into your Terrestrial Restoration Project
February 9, 2022
Learn what other practitioners have done to integrate ecosystem resilience into terrestrial restoration projects. The session will focus on a project integrating climate adaptation and restoration in Idaho’s Kootenai River Valley, and a five-year ecosystem enhancement project underway on ʔaq̓am community land near Cranbrook. This session will explore strategies to reduce and prepare for climate change impacts on your terrestrial project.
Learn more about this topic and session presenter(s).

Building Climate Resiliency into your Aquatic Restoration Project
February 16, 2022
Learn what other practitioners have done to integrate ecosystem resilience into their aquatic restoration projects in the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area and the Columbia Wetlands. This session will explore strategies to reduce and prepare for climate change impacts on your aquatic project.
Learn more about this topic and session presenter(s).

Effectiveness Monitoring for Ecosystem Restoration Projects
February 23, 2022
Learn from other practitioners about why effectiveness monitoring matters, different forms monitoring can take, and how the Big Ranch Ecosystem Enhancement Project in the Elk Valley is applying a simple framework. You’ll hear from the presenters on how to set measurable goals and objectives, identify indicators of success, and strategies for data management that will support the reporting of results.
Learn more about this topic and session presenter(s).

2021

eDNA and Arctic grayling habitat use

UNBC Natural Resources and Environmental Studies Institute online presentation
November 25, 2021
More information and link to archived presentation here.

Western painted turtles in the Lower Mainland: an update on recovery efforts for this at-risk reptile

November 19, 2021
Learn more about western painted turtles in the Lower Mainland and the ongoing recovery efforts.

Overview of FWCP’s Grants and Action Plans

September 28, 2021
An online information session about our grants.

Introduction to the Peace Region’s Notice of Intent (NOI)

September 1, 2021
Learn more about this mandatory first step for all grant applicants in our Peace Region.

Grizzly bear safety workshop

June 23, 2021 
Learn how to prevent bear conflicts and how to respond safely if/when you encounter a bear.

Snakes, amphibians, and other critters

Lunch and Learn Series
June 11, 2021
Learn more about the many critters that call the lower Columbia River home, and some stewardship opportunities available to help them.

White sturgeon

Lunch and Learn Series
June 4, 2021
Discover how research and conservation efforts are supporting recovery of the endangered upper Columbia River white sturgeon.

Western painted turtles

Lunch and Learn Series
May 28, 2021
Learn about B.C.’s only remaining native freshwater turtle species and conservation actions underway in the East Kootenay.
Link to the presentation here
Elizabeth Lake Western Painted Turtle Conservation video
Baynes Lake Western Painted Turtle Conservation video

Genetic analysis of char fish

UNBC Natural Resources and Environmental Studies Institute online presentation
March 24, 2021
More information and link to the archived presentation here.

Restoring connectivity in rivers and streams

UNBC Natural Resources and Environmental Studies Institute online presentation
March 10, 2021
More information and link to archived presentation here.

Fishers in the Peace Region

UNBC Natural Resources and Environmental Studies Institute online presentation
February 10, 2021
More information and link to archived presentation here.

Bull trout in the Williston Reservoir

UNBC Natural Resources and Environmental Studies Institute online presentation
January 20, 2021
More information and link to archived presentation here.

2020

Navigating the uncertain and difficult road to restoration and recovery of Kinse-Za caribou

UNBC Natural Resources and Environmental Studies Institute online presentation
November 18, 2020
Link to archived presentation here.

Introduction to Owls in B.C.

Northern Spotted Owl Breeding Program
October 22, 2020
Link to archived presentation here.