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BC Parks Volunteer Community

Ecological Reserve Wardens

Ecological Reserve (ER) Wardens are a team of dedicated volunteers across the province who make significant contributions to the parks and protected areas system. In partnership with BC Parks staff, ER wardens provide a variety of services that include: manual invasive plant control, inventory of flora and fauna, and trespass monitoring. ER wardens are the eyes and ears for BC Parks in the ecological reserves. These dedicated volunteers care deeply for the protected areas they work in and serve an invaluable role in the long-term protection of the ecological reserves.

For more information on ecological reserves across the province, check out the Friends of Ecological Reserves.

Sharing Stories of Partnership – Ecological Reserve Warden

Karen Willies has been the ER Warden at the Skihist Ecological Reserve, near Lytton, since 1986.

Her stewardship of the area is evident in her thorough inventories of plants and animals found in the reserve, her comprehensive annual reports, and her ability to identify issues which may negatively impact the protected area.

After twenty-five years, Karen has decided the time has come to move on to newer challenges. Her dedication to the positive management of this reserve is greatly appreciated by the Fraser Area and she will be missed. However BC parks will continue to receive the benefit of her knowledge and commitment as Karen has agreed to be a BC Parks Eco Warden for a reserve closer to where she lives.

Thank you Karen, from the Fraser Area staff, past and present.

How to become an ER Warden

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