Wetland Enhancement

We are implementing four wetland enhancement projects on private properties along the Slocan River this Spring 2019. The objective of the projects is to increase the diversity of the wetlands by adding some nesting boxes for birds and bats. A total of 20 nesting boxes for swallows and 4 bat houses are being installed.
Within a few minutes of installing the second nesting box the swallows were inspecting the first bird house!
We are hoping that in the long run it will increase the bird and bat population and it will help reduce the mosquito population in certain parts of the Slocan Valley.

Gwen helping to install some swallow nesting boxes in the wetlands


Newly installed nesting box in the wetland May 3, 2019

Lindsay helping to install some nesting boxes along the Slocan River April 30, 2019.


Bird monitoring:
https://slocanriverstreamkeepers.wordpress.com/bird-monitoring/

 


Wetland Enhancement 2018

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We implemented two wetland enhancement projects on private properties along the Slocan River in spring 2018. The objective of the projects is to increase the diversity of the wetlands by adding some nesting boxes for birds and bats. A total of ten nesting boxes for swallows and two bat houses were installed. In less than a month after installation, at least two nesting boxes were occupied by tree swallows.

The Slocan River Streamkeepers will be enhancing four new sites in spring 2019. We are hoping that in the long run it will help reduce the mosquito population in certain parts of the Slocan Valley.

 

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The Slocan River Streamkeepers would like to thank our partners and supporters for this project: Darcie Quamme with Integrated Ecological Research, Slocan Solutions Society and SWAMP (Slocan Wetlands Assessment and Monitoring Project).
Image result for slocan swampSpecial thanks to our Funders: Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program

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