Wetland Restoration and Construction on Private Land
Tuesday, February 28, 10am to 11 am Pacific; 11 am – Noon Mountain
Neil Fletcher, Wetlands Education Program Coordinator, BC Wildlife Federation
Overview: Wetlands are a critical component of ecosystem conservation for a number of reasons including supporting a variety of species at risk, holding and filtering water, recharging groundwater, and storing carbon. In the Kootenays, many wetlands have been lost due to dam impoundment and land development. This webinar will discuss the importance of wetland restoration, the role of private land stewardship, and the basics of restoring a wetland on private land, including permitting, construction, logistics and monitoring, as well as provide examples of successful wetland restoration and construction in the Kootenays. In this webinar, site selection criteria will help you determine if a project is a suitable candidate for restoration and will provide a list of potential resources to get you started.
Bio: Neil Fletcher is the Wetlands Education Program Manager for BC Wildlife Federation. He has a broad range of experience regarding resource management, previously working for a watershed authority in Ontario, the Canadian Forest Service, and BC Hydro. Over the last 6 years, with BCWF, he has focused most of his efforts on wetland related issues within BC and since this time has delivered over 100 workshops or events to broad range of participants, from youth groups, First Nations, to local government agencies. He is the Chair of Wetlands Stewardship Partnership of BC, a multi-agency partnership that focuses on provincial priorities and that is currently working on standardizing a provincial wetland inventory and on provincial wetland mitigation guidelines with the Province. Neil also participates in a number of other steering and technical advisory committees supporting initiatives such as the Okanagan Wetlands Strategy, Aquatic Invasive Species of BC, and the National Wetlands Round Table. In 2016, he was named “Canadian Outdoorsman of the Year” by the Canadian Wildlife Federation, in part for the conservation and stewardship work he has accomplished in the Columbia Basin.
Species at Risk on Private Land
Wednesday, March 8, 10 to 11 am Pacific; 11 am to Noon Mountain
Lynn Campbell, Species at Risk Biologist, Ministry of Environment
Overview: Many species and ecosystems at risk (SEAR) are found on private land. This webinar will examine how to better protect species and ecosystems at risk on private land including an overview of the Discussion Paper “Working Together to Protect Species at Risk: Strategies Recommended by Local Government to Improve Conservation on Municipal, Regional and Private Lands in British Columbia”. Also, the webinar will provide information on how actions on species and ecosystems at risk can be taken by local governments, regional and local conservation programs, land trusts and environmental stewardship organizations. Find out more about practical and effective approaches (including incentives) to enhance protection of SEAR on private and local government lands.
Bio: Lynn Campbell is the Species at Risk Biologist with the Ministry of Environment. She coordinates the Species and Ecosystems at Risk (SEAR) Local Government Working Group. Based in Victoria, she has been involved in developing the discussion paper on Species at Risk in BC, promote public input in this topic, and identify on-the-ground actions to achieve better stewardship on private and local government land.
2016-2017 Webinar Archive
Securement 101: The Basics of Protecting Private Land Through Covenants and Acquisitions
Presenter: Nancy Newhouse, Senior Director of Conservation, Nature Conservancy of Canada
Original Air Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Tools you Can Use for Reaching Landowners (Without Breaking the Bank)
Presenter: Angela Wells, Stewardship Program Manager, Montana DNRC
Original Air Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2017
The KCP Winter Webinar Series focused on the theme of Large Landscape Conservation in 2015-16. You can access these webinar recordings by clicking on the links below.
Collaborations in Large Landscape Initiatives Across North America and the Formation of the Practitioner’s Network
Original Air Date & Time: February 25, 2016 at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (MST)
The Great Eastern Ranges Initiative (GER) – Linking the Landscapes and Landholders of Eastern Australia
Original Air Date & Time: March 9, 2016 at 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm (MST)
“Y2Y” Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative
Original Air Date & Time: January 21, 2016 at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (MST)
The History of Community-based Conservation in the Blackfoot Watershed
Original Air Date & Time: February 11, 2016 at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (MST)
The KCP in partnership with the Columbia Basin Watershed Network (CBWN) hosted a series of monthly one-hour webinars in 2014-15. You can access these webinar recordings by clicking on the links below:
Emerging Issues in Mountain Watershed Management
Hans Schrier, UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Biogeoclimatic Ecosystem Classification (BEC)
Deb MacKillop, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
David Minkow, Canadian Freshwater Alliance
History of salmon in the Basin and challenges for restoring salmon to the headwaters
Will Warnock, Canadian Columbia River Inter-tribal Fisheries Commission
Identifying and Investing in Resilient Landscapes
Steve Buttrick, The Nature Conservancy