News Articles

Effects of ER Treatments on Understory Vegetation

A new report out from Agrologist Tim Ross on long term effects of ER treatments on understory vegetation in ponderosa pine open forests.This project has demonstrated that populations of understory vegetation are light dependent, but has also confirmed that available light is not the only controlling factor. Soil type is a contri... (read more)

Spring Burns

The 2019 spring prescribed burning season is complete. Unfortunately, conditions did not cooperate particularly well and many burns that were planned did not get lit. A prescribed burn near Fussee Lake was partially burnt - only one unit of a planned two units, with 300 ha being partially burned. Conditions were mixed so it did ... (read more)

Columbia Basin Trust supports ER actions

Ecosystem Restoration in the East Kootenays' Rocky Mountain Trench is essential activity to help reduce catastrophic wildfire risk to protect homes and communities, improve range and wildlife habitat and restore low-intensity stand maintaining fire to the region. Trench ER Partners continue to actively pursue funding to ensure a... (read more)

Rocky Mountain Trench ER Website re-launches

Welcome to the revamped Rocky Mountain Trench Ecosystem Restoration Program website!  Many thanks to Lee Tengum at 7am in Cranbrook for expert coding to modernize the site with a clean, fresh look. Ecosystem Restoration does Electronic Restoration!We'll be updating the site regularly with news items that are of interest to ... (read more)

ʔaq̓am Prescribed Fire

The Rocky Mountain Trench Ecosystem Restoration Program in conjunction with the BC Wildfire Service and ʔaq̓am Band are planning to conduct a prescribed burn in the Wycliffe/Meadowbrook area between April 24 and April 30, 2018, weather and burning conditions permitting. A tentative scheduled date for the burn is Thursday April... (read more)

Prescribed burn Friday April 1

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rocky Mountain Trench Ecosystem Restoration Program partners will conduct an ecosystem restoration burn in the Lakit Ridge area on April 1, 2016, weather permitting. Lakit Ridge is about four kilometres northeast of Fort Steele. Smoke from this controlled burn... (read more)