Fish and Wildlife TWS Student Chapter Events

The UNBC Fish and Wildlife Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society is for anyone with fish and wildlife interests, not just students in the Wildlife and Fisheries major or the Biology major. It is a way to get to know people with similar interests.  Our Student Chapter usually conducts one event per month during the academic year, including featured speakers, outdoor activities, and other Chapter functions.  The UNBC TWS Trip Policy, approved by the Executive on 2 March 2009, applies to all Student Chapter sponsored trips.


Upcoming Events

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10th Annual Student Chapter Wildlife Photo Contest!

Our 10th annual wildlife photo contest will be held from November 6th to 10th!

Submissions will be taken in from November 6th - 8th and voting goes down on the 9th and 10th, so start deciding which of your wildlife photos will make the cut!
Prizes are awarded to the top photos, voted on by our judges, and to the winner of peoples choice. The top voted photos will be going into a calendar available for purchase!

To read up on our rules and regulations for the contest please follow this LINK

Northern Lights Wildlife Society Trip!

One of our most popular trips!

This trip will take place over the November long weekend (the 10th to the 12th).
You will have the opportunity to help prepare the wildlife shelter for winter, working alongside the wildlife residence of the shelter!

There are only openings for 11 people, as they have limited sleeping quarters. However, this trip is not necessarily first come first serve. If you are interested, please send Brittney an email with these things included: an emergency contact, what year you are in, if (and when) you've gone on the trip previously, and if you are an exchange student. You can contact Brittney at walroth@unbc.ca

Fish Tank Fund Raiser!

Please read for updates!

Help us save the tropical fish tank
displayed on the 3rd floor of the Teaching Laboratory Building

Free Movie Night!
On November 15 we will be hosting a Double feature in room 8-166 from 7:00pm - 11:00pm.
features will include Finding Nemo, followed by A Plastic Ocean! follow links to watch the trailers
Donations are Welcome!
All proceeds will be going to the fish tank


A big thanks to everyone who came out to our bake sale! It was a huge success; raising $339 set us well on our way to meet our $500 goal!


Past Events

Kennedy Siding Caribou Viewing

Vanderhoof Sturgeon Hatchery Trip

Amphibian Walk

Fulton River Salmon Spawning Channel

Fall 2017 Meet and Greet

Mugaha bird banding station near Mackenzie to band migratory songbirds (Sept 16-17)

 

Mugaha bird banding station near Mackenzie to band migratory songbirds (Sept 16-17)

This year at the banding station, the 12 student chapter members that travelled to Mugaha Marsh had the experience of seeing a variety of song birds, 2 Saw-whet Owls, and the first Boreal Owl of the season. Students had the option to go exploring before the owl banding began, and they were able to see many types of waterfowl, raptors, and a few fur-bearers on the many trails around the banding station. The night merited beautiful northern lights, a whole lot of meteors, and the calls of a small pack of coyotes. An all-around wonderful weekend with some wonderful people!

(Photos courtesy of Mackenzie Howse)

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Fall 2017 Meet and Greet

Our annual Meet and Greet was a great success! We had over 70 students in attendance, as we talked about events that we have coming up, as well as what TWS is all about. Thanks for coming out and supporting UNBC’s Student Chapter of TWS!

(Photos courtesy of James Goudreau)

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Fulton River Salmon Spawning Channel

Our 1st trip out to the Fulton River Spawning Channel was successful on a level beyond expectation! It became our largest trip in recent history, with 34 members attending. Two nights in Red Bluff Provincial Park, half a day touring the facility, half a day of fishing, and so many sights to see. Past the natural formations; waterfalls, canyons, alder groves, and winding rivers, the wildlife proved exceptional. Among the innumerable sockeye salmon were seen pink, and coho salmon, rainbow trout, and various minnow species. The eagles completed the spectacle, populating every habitable layer from the river, spiraling upwards on their thermals. Not to be left out, some mammals also made their appearance. An especially lucky group on this trip encountered a lynx, beavers were spotted in the park, and bears on the road near the channel were also seen. With the black flies buzzing, that’s 4 major groups accounted for in one trip! A lovely Sunday morning on the beach in the sun concluded the trip, and with only a pit stop at another waterfall on the way remaining, we headed home. Thanks to everyone for making this outing all that it was.

(Photo courtesy of James Goudreau)

(Photo courtesy of Joonas Savolainen)

(Photo courtesy of James Goudreau)

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Amphibian Walk

This year ten TWS student chapter members joined Mark Thompson on an amphibian walk around UNBC and Forests for the World trails. The students learned all sorts of fun facts about amphibians as well as their important role in the ecosystem and nutrient cycling. The group found a dead Long-Toed Salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum) as well as a dead Western Toad (Anaxyrus boreas).

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Vanderhoof Sturgeon Hatchery Trip

On the 21st of October, 2017; students from the UNBC student chapter of The Wildlife Society drove one hour to Vanderhoof to visit of the Nechako White Sturgeon Conservation Center. At the center, they were educated on the challenges facing the endangered Nechako White Sturgeon, and treated to a private tour of the hatchery facility which actively raises Nechako White Sturgeon for release.

(Photos courtesy of Sebastian van Leeuwen)

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Kennedy Siding Caribou Viewing

TBA

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For more information about the UNBC Fish and Wildlife Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society, please contact us at tws@unbc.ca.