Migratory Waterfowl Stewardship Project


Local Groups and Organizations

Nature Cowichan – a collaboration of community environmental organizations

Cowichan Community Land Trust Society – the main CLT website

Quamichan Watershed Stewardship Society

Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society

Similar Projects

Delta Farmland Wildlife Trust – a waterfowl habitat project in Delta, BC

Comox Valley Waterfowl Management Project

BC/Canada-Wide Organizations

Ducks Unlimited Canada 

Invasive Plant Council of BC – information about local invasive plants

Naturescape BC – native plant gardening and creating wildlife habitat on your property

Reifel Bird Sanctuary

Canadian Wildlife Service

International Organizations

Ramsar Convention

Important Bird Areas

Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network

Pacific Coast Joint Venture

About Birds

Badzinski, Shannon S., Richard J. Cannings, Tasha Smith, and Jason Komaromi, 2005.  British Columbia Coastal Waterbird Survey: An evaluation of survey power and species trends after five years of monitoring.  Bird Studies Canada, BC Ministry of Environment, and Canadian Wildlife Service.

Birds of North America Online – encyclopedia of bird species

Butler, Robert W., and Kees Vermeer, Eds., 1994.  The abundance and distribution of estuarine birds in the Strait of Georgia, British Columbia.  Canadian Wildlife Service, Occasional Paper Number 83.

Cowichan Land Trust Migratory Waterfowl Report, 2008.

About Wetlands and Stewardship

Fry, Kathleen, 1995.  Proposed Habitat Model for the Cowichan Valley.  Ducks Unlimited Canada, B.C. Coastal Region, Preliminary Draft.

Living By Water Project – an excellent resource for waterfront property owners

Rebhein, Christina, 2004.  Remedial Agriculture: Reconciling ecological restoration and agriculture in the design of a wetland complex.  Thesis, University of Victoria.

Ryder, John L., James K. Kenyon, Dan Buffett, Kathleen Moore, Marianne Ceh, Katrina Stipec, 2007.  An integrated biophysical assessment of estuarine habitats in British Columbia to assist regional conservation planning.  Ducks Unlimited Canada, Pacific and Yukon Region, Technical Report Series Number 476.

Think Like a Duck – information about attracting waterfowl to ponds or lakesides…

Wetland Ways: Interim Guidelines for Wetland Protection and Conservation in British Columbia, 2009, cd.  Wetland Stewardship Partnership.

Agriculture-Related Resources

BC Environmental Farm Plan

books/articles/cds available through the Land Trust office; contact us if you would like to borrow/print them.

Project Sponsors

Environmental Damages Fund

Thanks to all those who lent their photos to this site.


Click Here to download a brochure about the Cowichan Valley Regional Waterfowl Stewardship Action Plan

View the Migratory Waterfowl Report 2008 here