About Wild Bird Trust of BC

News & Stories

Photo of Deeks-McBride Sand and Gravel Company
Job Posting

RECORDS AND ARCHIVES INTERN

The Wild Bird Trust of BC (WBT) is seeking a volunteer Records and Archives Intern who is responsible for reviewing, researching, evaluating, cataloging, and (where necessary) digitizing the paper archives of Wild Bird Trust of BC.

plant nursery seedlings photo
Job Posting

Job Posting: Work Experience Opportunities (PWD/PPMB)

12-weeks; part-time work; $300 weekly ($3600 over 12 wks) which is reported as part of the annualized earnings exemption (AEE). Must qualify under Employment & Assistance Act, PWD, or PPMB.

photo of Plant display
Coast Salish Plants

Job posting: Plant Nursery Coordinator (Position filled!)

Are you someone who enjoys supervising a team of people to gain new skills, coordinate day-to-day retail and wholesale operations of a small business? Consider applying for this contract role to support the stable operations of a burgeoning Coast Salish Plant Nursery at the Conservation Area at Maplewood Flats. Your role is to help coordinate the nursery operations by supporting five team members with work experience, and ensure effective plant inventory and excellent customer service.

Habitat & Cultural Use

The effects of two invasive species at Maplewood Flats

Chloe Hartley studied the effects of Himalayan blackberry and English ivy on the plant community at Maplewood Flats. The research indicates that the two invasive species are associated with reduced native plant species diversity and reduced bird presence.

Birding

Great Backyard Bird Count

Celebrate the global Great Backyard Bird Count event from February 12 – 15.

Habitat & Cultural Use

World Wetlands Day

World Wetlands Day is recognized on February 2, 2021 as a global celebration of wetland ecosystems, some of the most productive ecosystems of the world. The term “biological supermarkets” has been used to describe wetlands, given the immense biodiversity they support. Wetlands also provide several beneficial ecosystem services, including protecting and improving water quality, providing habitat for fish and wildlife, storing floodwaters, and maintaining surface water flow during dry periods.

Purple Martin by John Lowman
Birding

Cross-border Purple Martin Conservation Network

Nest box programs at Maplewood Flats and Rocky Point (Port Moody) initiated in 1994 greatly contributed to the resurgence of Purple Martins in BC. Now, around 110 nest boxes are mounted every spring upon the return of the Purple Martins at Maplewood Flats. In 2019 it was estimated that there was nesting activity in around 86 nest boxes at the Maplewood Flats colony.

Human Impacts on Sensitive Ecosystems
Habitat & Cultural Use

Human Impacts on Sensitive Ecosystems

It is essential to recognize the impact of human activities on Maplewood Flats ecosystems, especially considering the increase in site visitation each year.

Head Office

The Conservation Area
at Maplewood Flats
2649 Dollarton Highway,
North Vancouver, BC, V7H 1B1

(2km from Second Narrows Bridge)

hours

Office: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm 

Conservation Area: Open 24 hours

Contact

Phone

Phone : + 1 604-929-2379

corrigan nature house rentals

rentals@wildbirdtrust.org

Membership inquiries

membership@wildbirdtrust.org

volunteering

volunteer@wildbirdtrust.org

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