News Articles

Faces & Places: Marc Trudeau

Marc Trudeau, Executive Director for The Rocky Mountain Trench Natural Resources Society is the star of the Kootenay Conservation Program's April 2020's "Faces and Places" feature. Learn more about Marc's background and recent work by the Trench Society to further ecosystem restoration activities in the Trench. Full details here (read more)

2020-2021 ER Projects

Map and outline of Ecosystem Restoration projects planned by the Rocky Mountain Trench Natural Resources Society is now available. Please email us at trencheroutreach at for a copy of the map and table of projects (read more)

Fire in the Trench - a Free Presentation

The Rocky Mountain Trench Natural Resources Society is offering a FREE public presentation:Fire in the Trench: Past, Present and FutureTuesday March 10th 7:00 to 9:00pm Ktunaxa Government Building gym 200 Cranbrook St N. in Cranbrook.The evening features two speakers: Lori Daniels, professor of Fire Ecology i... (read more)

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)