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(cover photo: Boya Lake / Destination BC)

Birds to Listen for in BC Parks

Posted on August 21, 2019
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Categories: Conservation | Responsible Recreation

Written by Abby Koning Aaaah the sounds of nature… there’s nothing quite like it, is there? Wind blowing through the trees, squirrels scurrying in the branches, and best of all, birds singing...

BC Parks Restoration Helping Rare Butterfly Species

Posted on August 19, 2019

Categories: BC Parks Licence Plate Program | Conservation

When Erica McClaren looks at the coastal landscape of Helliwell Provincial Park, she feels hopeful a rare species of butterfly will return to its former home. As a conservation specialist for...

Scientists Monitoring Impacts of Climate Change on Wetlands

Posted on August 12, 2019

Categories: Conservation

Tags: Climate Change | Conservation | Living Lab Program |

In the heart of the Robson Valley, skirting the western edge of the Rocky Mountains, is a diverse range of habitat that’s captured the attention of scientists studying wetlands and climate...

Know Before You Go

Posted on July 29, 2019
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Categories: Responsible Recreation

Tags: Backcountry | BC Parks | Camping | Family | Hiking | Recreation |

Written by Abby Koning Before you take an international flight, you make sure you have your passport. Before you start your car, you put on a seat belt. And before you go to the grocery store, you...

Citizen Scientists Help BC Parks Monitor Western Toad Migrations

Posted on July 29, 2019

Categories: BC Parks Licence Plate Program | Conservation

Tags: Conservation

On a calm morning in mid July, Rachel Shephard slides into a kayak and slowly starts paddling around the perimeter of Fawn Lake. Keeping a camera and notebook within reach, Shepard’s eyes are...


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