News Articles

Prescribed Burn planned for Sulphur Creek

A prescribed burn is planned for the East Kootenays between now and mid-September, provided the weather cooperates. The burn is planned for three adjacent burn units in Sulphur Creek, between 1330m and 2160m elevation in the Bull River drainage north of Fernie.  The main objective of these burns, totally just over 500 ... (read more)

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)