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
Delta Farmland Wildlife Trust - a waterfowl habitat project in Delta, BC
Comox Valley Waterfowl Management Project
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
Important Bird Areas
Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network
Pacific Coast Joint Venture
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.
BC Environmental Farm Plan
books/articles/cds available through the Land Trust office; contact us if you would like to borrow/print them.