This bald eagle was caught on a trail cam at the Murphy Creek spawning channel. Photo: Trail Wildlife Association    

The Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program invites all to register for any of the upcoming online information sessions to hear updates and results about FWCP-funded projects and some of the people leading these important projects.

Conserving and improving understanding of bats across BC. Friday, February 11, 12 noon – 1 pm 

Join conservation biologist Dr. Cori Lausen and a team of bat specialists from across BC for updates on their research on bats and results of FWCP-funded projects. Topics include using probiotics, installing artificial tree bark for roosting habitat, confirming a new species on Vancouver Island, and exploring winter caves in the Peace Region. Learn more and register,

Return of the Vancouver Island marmot. Friday, February 25, 12 noon – 1 pm

Less than two decades ago, Vancouver Island marmots teetered on the brink of extinction. Thanks to ongoing conservation efforts, the Marmot Recovery Foundation has re-introduced marmots to many of their historic habitats. Join director Adam Taylor to learn about the recovery efforts.Learn more and register,

Murphy Creek Spawning Channel: Partnering to support trout. Friday, March 4, noon – 1 pm

Take a virtual tour of the Murphy Creek spawning channel, near Trail, that 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 model for improving spawning habitat in the region. Learn more and register,

Salmon and climate change: Stressors, science, and stewardship. Thursday, March 10, noon – 1 pm

Climate change and multiple other stressors are key threats to biodiversity and ecosystem health. Salmon watersheds and fisheries are struggling. Professor Dr. Jonathan Moore will talk about glacier retreats, sea level rises, the function of estuaries, and the importance of forward-looking science in this era of rapid change. Learn more and register,

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