Author Archives: Darcie Quamme, Integrated Ecological Research,

Crooked Horn Farm Wetland 2018

Check out this great new video by the Slocan River Streamkeepers Society to see what the restoration site looks like in 2018! A wetland restoration project on private land at Crooked Horn Farm in Winlaw, BC was initiated by the … Continue reading

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Aquiring Snk’mip/Bonanza Marsh

A 35-acre wetland at the north end of Slocan Lake has a new owner and a new name. In August  2017, following an intensive fund-raising effort, the Valhalla Foundation for Ecology and Social Justice, stepped forward and purchased what was … Continue reading

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Beating back the Burdock at Summit Lake Provincial Park

September 26, 2017:  We had a great day working with students from Nakusp Elementary School with some of our partners including: the Columbia Basin Watershed Network (CBWN), Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS), Arrow Lakes Environment Stewardship Society, and Darcie … Continue reading

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Wetland Assessment

One of our SWAMP Biologists, Ryan Durand, of EcoLogic Environmental Consultants, participated as a presenter in a BC Wildlife Federation workshop including 16 participants from the Lillooet region.  Participants were lead through wetland classification, soil analysis, plant identification, and assessment forms. … Continue reading

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SWAMP Integrated Community Priorities for 2016/17


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Want to learn more about your wetland?

If you have a wetland and want to be part of an innovative study, we are looking for wetlands on private land to be included in our study on wetland health!  

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SWAMP’s Marcy Mahr wins environmental education award

“Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network (CBEEN) awards of Environmental Education Excellence recognize environmental educators and organizations which demonstrate excellence in environmental education in the Canadian Columbia Basin.   Marcy Mahr was recognized for her experience and dedication to environmental education.” reading

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Giant Water Bug named Chompy!

 Chompy!: Article by Tyson Ehlers and Rhia Mackenzie. Photos by Tyson Ehlers. Giant Water Bugs aka Toe-biters are in the family Belostomatidae but we like to call them Chompy, the name my 10 year-old son gave one that he kept as a pet. … Continue reading

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