The first chapter formed outside the United States, the Canadian Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists was formed in 2001.
Daniel Campbell is an environmental scientist with over thirty years of experience in academia, consulting and government. He has degrees from the University of Guelph (B.Sc., 1992), Universiy of Waterloo (M.Sc., 1995) and Université Laval (Ph.D., 2002), but he took an indirect route, mostly working as a consultant in applied environmental sciences between his degrees. He understands applied environmental problems. He taught environmental sciences and conducted research for almost a decade in Laurentian University in Sudbury, often working on environmental research related to mining. He started a one person consultancy, Birchbark Environmental Research Limited in 2018. He has particular expertise in wetland sciences, restoring damaged ecosystems, monitoring environmental systems, teaching environmental sciences to diverse audiences, plant ecology, soil science and analyses of environmental data. He has worked extensively in subarctic, boreal, temperate and subtropical biomes, with some experience in tropical biomes. He has co-authored over thirty scientific papers in international journals. He is fluent in English, French and Spanish.
Brianna serves as Environmental Manager and Biologist at KPFF Consulting Engineers with over 10 years of experience performing and managing environmental compliance projects, site investigations and technical field activities. A graduate of the University of Washington’s Wetland Science and Management Professional Certification program, Brianna is a certified Wetland Scientist and Wetland Professional in Training (WPIT) with the Society of Wetland Scientists. She has experience with Federal, State, and local compliance through diverse projects, performing riparian restoration design documentation, biological assessments, and critical areas assessments. In addition, she has performed field data collection, including conducting vegetation surveys, amphibian surveys, habitat assessments, wetland characterizations, mitigation site monitoring (vegetation and hydrology against performance standards) and water quality monitoring for habitat enhancement projects. Brianna is known for maintaining excellent professionalism and interactions with partners while delivering high-quality efficient work.
- The Federal Policy on Wetland Conservation (Government of Canada 1991): https://publications.gc.ca/site/eng/100725/publication.html
- New Brunswick Wetland Conservation Policy - https://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2010/ec/CW69-5-497-eng.pdf
- City of Saskatoon - https://www.saskatoon.ca/business-development/development-regulation/developers-homebuilders/wetland-policy
Wetland Classification and Field Guides
- Canadian Wetland Classification Systems - http://www.wetlandpolicy.ca/wetland-classification-systems
- Wetlands of British Columbia: Field Guide to Indicator Species for Wetland Classification - https://wetlandsworkforce.ca/wetland_plants_of_bc/
- Wetlands of British Columbia: A Guide to Identification (Mackenzie and Moran 2004) - https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/docs/lmh/lmh52.htm
- Alberta Classification System (Government of Alberta 2015) - http://www.wetlandpolicy.ca/alberta-wetland-classification-system
- Alberta Wetland Classification System Field Guide - https://boreal.ducks.ca/alberta-wetland-classification-system-field-guide/
- Ontario Wetlands Evaluation System - https://www.ontario.ca/page/wetlands-evaluation
- Ontario Wetland Evaluation System Southern Manual 3.2 - https://files.ontario.ca/environment-and-energy/parks-and-protected-areas/ontario-wetland-evaluation-system-southen-manual-2014.pdf
- Ontario Wetland Evaluation System Northern Manual 3.2 - https://files.ontario.ca/environment-and-energy/parks-and-protected-areas/ontario-wetland-evaluation-system-northern-manual-2014.pdf
- A Wetland Conservation Strategy for Ontario - https://ontarionature.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/a-wetland-conservation-strategy-for-ontario-2017-2030.pdf
- Nova Scotia Wetlands (wetland types, functions, inventory, and other resources) - https://novascotia.ca/nse/wetland/
- New Brunswick Wetland Guides - https://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2010/ec/CW69-5-497-eng.pdf
- Canada-wide - https://maps.ducks.ca/cwi/
- Manitoba - https://mhhc.mb.ca/our-programs/mapping-and-assessment/
- Ontario - https://geohub.lio.gov.on.ca/datasets/mnrf::wetlands/explore?location=49.275000%2C-84.498000%2C5.15
- Alberta - https://geodiscover.alberta.ca/geoportal/rest/metadata/item/bfa8b3fdf0df4ec19f7f648689237969/html
- New Brunswick - https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2011.01.0029.html
- Quebec -
- Nova Scotia - https://novascotia.ca/natr/wildlife/habitats/wetlands.asp
Functional Assessments of Wetlands
- Wetland Ecological Functions: An Assessment of (Hanson et al. 2008) - https://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2010/ec/CW69-5-497-eng.pdf
- Introduction to Nova Scotia Wetland Evaluation Technique (NovaWET 3.0) - https://novascotia.ca/nse/wetland/assessing.wetland.function.asp
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