Bulkley Valley Research Centre - Science in the Public Interest

Upcoming

2018 Annual Metal Leaching/Acid Rock Drainage Field School

Monday August 20, 2018  - Friday August 24, 2018

Northwest Community College (NWCC) and various mine sites - Smithers, BC

Course Description

The course objectives are to increase understanding of metal leaching and acid rock drainage by showing participants the tools, procedures and design requirements; providing an overview of the underlying science and vocabulary; and presenting examples of best practices. A unique...

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Environmental DNA (eDNA) Testing

Thursday June 14, 2018  12:00pm-1:00pm

The Old Church - Smithers, BC

About this presentation
The BVRC is proud to host a special lunch hour seminar on June 14th at the Old Church for “eDNA week in Smithers.” Dr. Caren Helbing will be coming to Smithers to offer a seminar on the eDNA work she has been leading in her lab, involving non-invasive DNA water sampling....

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Warning signals of adverse interactions between climate change and native stressors

Wednesday April 18, 2018  12:00pm-1:00pm

The Old Church (corner of King and First Ave) - Smithers, BC

About this presentation

The climate of central BC has changed over the past century, generally becoming warmer throughout the year and wetter in spring and summer. These environmental trends benefit a variety of forest disturbance agents including insects such as the mountain pine beetle and...

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Skeena Knowledge Trust

Wednesday April 4, 2018  12:00pm-1:00pm

The Old Church (corner of First Avenue and King Street) - Smithers, BC

About this presentation

Johanna will present an update on the Skeena Knowledge Trust (SKT), as well as a demonstration of the Skeena Salmon Data Centre and related Skeena Maps Portal. By providing an easy-to-use portal to access comprehensive curated information, the SKT hopes to empower...

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Spatial Tool for Monitoring Aircraft Compliance with Wildlife Avoidance Strategies

Wednesday March 21, 2018  12:00pm-1:00pm

The Old Church (corner of First Avenue and King Street) - Smithers, BC

About this presentation

Until recently, the provincial government did not have the means to audit heli-ski operations to assess compliance with wildlife avoidance strategies. Given that the Skeena Region has significant populations of mountain goats within all its heli-ski tenure areas, it was...

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Skeena Salmon and Climate Change: Adapting to an Uncertain Future

Wednesday March 7, 2018  12:00pm-1:00pm

The Old Church (corner of First Avenue and King Street) - Smithers, BC

About this presentation
This talk will look at what impacts we are already seeing and experiencing in the Skeena watershed. It will also explore the changing conditions in our coastal waters and the North Pacific that have a large impact on how many fish return each year. The Skeena and its people...

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Annual General Meeting | February 27, 2018

Tuesday February 27, 2018  5:30pm-8:30pm

The Riverhouse Restaurant & Lounge, Aspen Inn - Smithers, BC

Our annual general meeting will be held at the Aspen Riverhouse Lounge, preceded by an informal social and dinner.

Click here to RSVP by Monday, February 19th.

A.  AGM NOTICE

Please be advised that the annual general meeting of the Bulkley Valley Research Centre is scheduled for Tuesday,...

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From bogs to bays: Watershed exports link Pacific coastal temperate rainforests to marine ecosystems

Wednesday February 21, 2018  12:00pm-1:00pm

The Old Church (corner of First Avenue and King Street) - Smithers, BC

About this presentation
The coastal temperate rainforests (CTR) of British Columbia are dynamic zones for the transfer of water and carbon from land to sea. However, little is known about the quantity or quality of carbon exported from the CTR or its fate in coastal ocean food webs. This...

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The understory plant community as an indicator of ecological recovery after logging

Wednesday January 24, 2018  12:00pm-1:00pm

The Old Church (corner of First Avenue and King Street) - Smithers, BC

About this presentation

After a quarter century of monitoring plant community responses to different levels of canopy retention, we examined if higher levels of retention promote less change and faster recovery after logging. Most vegetation indicators did show more stability with higher...

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BVRC Holiday Social

Friday December 1, 2017  5:00pm-8:00pm

BVRC Office, 3883 Third Avenue - Smithers, BC

We're ringing in the holiday season with a festive holiday social for our members. The BVRC Board of Directors and staff invite you to celebrate the holiday season with us at the office on Friday, December 1st between 5:00 and 8:00 p.m.

Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres, delicious treats, and...

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BVRC Membership Campaign

Friday December 1, 2017  - Saturday March 31, 2018

Bulkley Valley Research Centre - Smithers, BC

As a member-based not-for-profit society, the BVRC would be nothing without the support of its members. We hope you will continue to be a part of the BVRC research community and the valuable research and monitoring work we do in the region.

Visit our membership page to explore the numerous...

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Shaping Watersheds: The Augmented Reality Sandbox

Wednesday November 15, 2017  12:00pm-3:00pm

The Old Church (corner of First Avenue and King Street) - Smithers, BC

About this event
In honour of GIS Day (November 15, 2017), the BVRC is proud to present an interactive, augmented reality exhibit designed to improve public understanding and stewardship of freshwater lake ecosystems using 3D visualizations. As individuals move the sand, a projected elevation model...

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Assessing Lichens, Birds and Stand Structure as Indicators of Biodiversity

Wednesday November 1, 2017  12:00pm-1:00pm

The Old Church (corner of First Avenue and King Street) - Smithers, BC

About this presentation
Our project investigates the effectiveness of post-harvest retention of forest stand structure for maintaining biodiversity within sub-boreal spruce forests of the Babine Watershed Monitoring Trust (BWMT) study area. Our question was: Is the level of retention of forest...

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Ethical Evolution in Health Care: Medical Assistance in Dying

Wednesday October 18, 2017  12:00pm-1:00pm

The Old Church - Smithers, BC

About this presentation
Since June 17, 2016, medical assistance in dying can legally be provided in Canada by Physicians and Nurse Practitioners for a person who meets eligibility criteria set by the federal government. This presentation will describe how the care is being provided in BC and will...

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2017 BVRC Photography Contest

Monday October 2, 2017  - Thursday October 19, 2017

Online - Smithers, BC

Calling all BVRC members! We are looking for images of flora, fauna, insects, and small critters for this year's photography contest.

Theme: MACROrganisms

Submit photos: You can submit as many photos as you like. Email images to info@bvcentre.ca.

Share and vote on Facebook
Submissions will be...

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2017 Annual Metal Leaching/Acid Rock Drainage Field School

Monday August 28, 2017  - Friday September 1, 2017

Northwest Community College (NWCC) and various mine sites - Smithers, BC

THIS EXTREMELY POPULAR COURSE IS NOW FULL FOR 2017!

Still want to attend? Please email info@bvcentre.ca to put yourself on the waitlist. You will be contacted if space becomes available. We will only accept your payment once we have space available.

Course Description

The course objectives are...

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Constructed Wetlands and Surface Water Treatment

Wednesday April 26, 2017  12:00pm-1:00pm

The Old Church - Smithers, BC

About this presentation
When precipitation and surface water runoff come in contact with a log storage facility there is a potential for leachate to develop. The impact of leachate often produces poor water quality resulting in an impact on aquatic life. The development of a constructed wetland...

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Quantifying the Water Balance of Northeastern Boreal Watersheds, British Columbia

Wednesday April 12, 2017  12:00pm-1:00pm

The Old Church (corner of First Avenue and King Street) - Smithers, BC

About this presentation

This study aims to provide water balance of boreal watersheds of northeastern BC using the MIKE SHE hydrological model. More specifically, this study intends to quantify historical and regional water balances of two boreal watersheds—the Coles Lake and Tsea Lake...

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Birds in High Places: ecology and conservation value of northern mountains for avian biodiversity

Wednesday March 29, 2017  12:00pm-1:00pm

The Old Church (corner of First Avenue and King Street) - Smithers, BC

About this presentation

Mountains comprise about 50% of the BC and Yukon landbase, and one-third of birds breeding in North America use mountain habitats for at least one critical period of their annual life cycle. Birds have developed exceptional adaptions to live in these environmentally...

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Annual General Meeting | March 21, 2017

Tuesday March 21, 2017  5:30pm-8:30pm

THE RIVERHOUSE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE, ASPEN INN - Smithers, BC

Join us for our 2017 AGM. The meeting will be held at the Riverhouse Restaurant and Lounge, preceded by an informal social and dinner.

Click here to RSVP by March 14th. Read below for more information about this event.

A.  AGM NOTICE

Please be advised that Tuesday, March 21, 2017 is the date for...

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Human Groups as Evolving Organisms

Wednesday March 1, 2017  12:00pm-1:00pm

The Old Church (corner of First Avenue and King Street) - Smithers, BC

About this presentation

In this seminar, Richard Overstall continues the story from previous talks of how a complex, horizontal, bottom-up social order developed on what is now called the North Coast of British Columbia. Earlier presentations showed that the spatial and temporal patterns of...

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Ecosystem Interactions Along the North Coast of British Columbia

Wednesday February 15, 2017  12:00pm-1:00pm

The Old Church (corner of First Avenue and King Street) - Smithers, BC

About this presentation

Intertidal infaunal communities represent a powerful, but currently under-exploited tool with regards to environmental monitoring along the northern coast of British Columbia. Community assemblages (species presence/absence and densities) can be used to elucidate ecosystem...

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A Future for Whitebark Pine Ecosystems in Northern BC

Wednesday February 1, 2017  12:00pm-1:00pm

The Old Church (on the corner of First Avenue and King Street) - Smithers, BC

About this presentation

It has been 10 years since the Bulkley Valley Research Centre began its research into the restoration of endangered whitebark pine in northern BC. It is time to celebrate achievements, reflect on challenges, and lay out a strategy to ensure a future for this unique tree...

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Water Sustainability Workshop

Wednesday December 14, 2016  - Thursday December 15, 2016

Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge - Smithers, BC

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:

British Columbia’s history, identity, and future are inseparable from water; water is essential for the environment, for communities, and for a vibrant economy. This 2-day workshop aims to convene First Nations and Government managers and decision makers for focused discussions...

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Is the Drone Industry Poised to Take Off in the Natural Resource Sector?

Wednesday November 30, 2016  12:00pm-1:00pm

The Old Church (on the corner of First Avenue and King Street) - Smithers, BC

About this seminar:

Larry McCulloch will reveal how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), better known as drones, might be used in natural resource management. He will provide a framework for understanding the potential, limitations, and exigencies involved in UAV use and showcase results from some of...

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Water Sustainability: National Impacts and Local Opportunities

Wednesday November 16, 2016  12:00pm-1:00pm

The Old Church (on the corner of First Avenue and King Street) - Smithers, BC

About this seminar:

British Columbia’s history, identity, and future are inseparable from water. Water is essential for the environment, for communities, and for a vibrant economy. With a goal of seeing all waters in good ecological condition, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) embarked upon Canada’s...

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Research Resources from The Real Thing: the natural history of Ian McTaggart Cowan

Monday September 19, 2016  12:00pm-1:00pm

The Old Church (on the corner of First Avenue and King Street) - Smithers, BC

About this seminar:

The Cowan Biography Project has brought 60 years of journals kept by Ian McTaggart Cowan to light. These now transcribed and digitized journals provide windows into pre-industrialized landscapes of British Columbia from the Ootsa, Peace and Kootenay Rivers and Mackenzie Delta...

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2016 Annual Metal Leaching / Acid Rock Drainage Field School

Monday August 29, 2016  8:30am - Friday September 2, 2016 4:30pm

Northwest Community College, Smithers campus - Smithers, BC

THIS EXTREMELY POPULAR COURSE IS NOW FULL FOR 2016!

Still want to attend? Please email info@bvcentre.ca to put yourself on the waitlist. You will be contacted if space becomes available. We will only accept your payment once we have space available.

The course objectives are to increase...

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Modelling Spring Runoff in the Kiskatinaw River, British Columbia

Wednesday April 20, 2016  12:00pm-1:00pm

The Old Church - on the corner of First Avenue and King St. - Smithers, BC

Image: “Weatherisation at Blackhawk, within the Kiskatinaw River Basin.” 

About this seminar: 

Precipitation that falls as snow has important social, economic and ecological implications in cool temperate and subarctic regions. The amount of water that held within the snowpack is of particular...

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Spill Response & The Test of Due Diligence

Wednesday March 23, 2016  12:00pm-1:00pm

The Old Church - on the corner of First Avenue and King St. - Smithers, BC

About this seminar:

Due diligence is a legal defense that the spiller took reasonable measures to prevent the spill incident from occurring.  Therefore the “test” of due diligence is the process of ensuring that reasonable preventative measures were identified and implemented.  Although the focus...

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Annual General Meeting | March 14th, 2016

Monday March 14, 2016  5:30pm-8:30pm

THE RIVERHOUSE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE, ASPEN INN - Smithers, BC

Join us for our 2016 AGM! The meeting will be held at The Riverhouse Restaurant & Lounge, Aspen Inn preceded by an informal social and dinner.

RSVP as soon as possible! See more information about the event below.

A.  AGM NOTICE

Please be advised that Monday, March 14, 2016 is the date for the...

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An Introduction to Human Rights Law in the Northern BC Context

Wednesday March 9, 2016  12:00pm-1:00pm

The Old Church - on the corner of First Avenue and King St. - Smithers, BC

About this seminar:

The term “human rights” is often used indiscriminately, to refer to what is moral, what ought to be. In the legal context, however, the term is defined more narrowly. While inspired by “morality”, in Canadian law, human rights are restricted to individuals who face...

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Richard Overstall: Sea lions, Salmon, Eulachon and Humans

Wednesday February 24, 2016  12:00pm-1:00pm

The Old Church - on the corner of First Avenue and King St, Smithers, BC. - Smithers, BC

Sea lions, Salmon, Eulachon and Humans: how a complex legal order emerged on the Northwest Coast two millennia ago.

About this seminar:

This seminar will explore the evolution of a complex indigenous legal order at the mouth of the Skeena and Nass rivers about two thousand years ago.  It will...

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Quantifying the Water Budget for a Northern Boreal Watershed: The Coles Lake Study

Wednesday February 10, 2016  12:00pm-1:00pm

The Old Church - on the corner of First Avenue and King St. - Smithers, B.C.

About this seminar: Northeastern British Columbia is undergoing rapid development for oil and gas extraction and this depends largely on subsurface hydraulic fracturing (fracking), which depends on the available freshwater.

The aim of this study is to characterize and quantify all components of...

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How much is too much? Critical Loads and the regulation of industrial emissions in Northwest B.C.

Wednesday January 27, 2016  12:00pm-1:00pm

The Old Church - on the corner of First Avenue and King St. - Smithers, B.C.

Patrick Williston is a biologist who has worked and lived in the Northwest BC (Smithers and Terrace) for most of his life. Over the past three years he has worked at the BC Ministry of Environment where he has been involved with assessing the potential impacts of industrial air emissions on...

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Modelling Photochemical Air Pollutants from Industrial and Biogenic Emissions in Terrace-Kitimat

Wednesday January 13, 2016  12:00pm-1:00pm

The Old Church - on the corner of First Avenue and King St, Smithers, BC. - Smithers, BC

Ben Weinstein completed a BSc. in Atmospheric Science at UBC in 2003, and shortly thereafter moved to Smithers to work for BC Environment on air quality-related projects. In 2005 he became the air quality meteorologist for Skeena Region and managed all air quality-related files in NW BC. In 2013 he...

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BVRC Holiday Social | Friday 11th December

Friday December 11, 2015  5:00pm-8:00pm

BVRC Office - Smithers, BC

As the social is an open house, there is no need to RSVP.  Feel free to pop in briefly, or come and stay a while!

The BVRC office is located at 3883 3rd Avenue, Smithers. For more information about this event call: 250-847-2827 or email: info@bvcentre.ca

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2015 Annual Metal Leaching / Acid Rock Drainage Field School

Monday August 24, 2015  8:30am - Friday August 28, 2015 4:30pm

Smithers - BC

Please CLICK HERE to register for the 2017 ML/ARD Field School.

The course objectives are to increase understanding of metal leaching and acid rock drainage by showing participants the tools, procedures and design requirements; providing an overview of the underlying science and vocabulary; and...

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Geoscience BC: A special seminar

Wednesday June 17, 2015  12:00pm-1:00pm

Northwest Community College - Smithers

Join us for a discussion with Robin Archdekin and Andrea Clifford from Geoscience BC. This will be a chance to learn about the work the organization is undertaking across the province, and catalyze a community dialogue about earth science in the region and how it can be used to guide informed land...

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Natural Resource Assessment in the Morice Watershed

Wednesday April 29, 2015  12:00pm-1:00pm

Northwest Community College - Smithers

Don Morgan, a natural resource management and systems researcher with the Ministry of Environment, will present the  results from a natural resource assessment case study in the Morice watershed. Morgan will discuss methods used to characterize historic and future landscape condition and the...

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David Hughes: The Potential LNG Industry and B.C.’s Natural Gas Supply

Thursday April 16, 2015  12:00pm-1:00pm

Northwest Community College - Smithers

Hosted by the Bulkley Valley Research Centre and the Northwest Institute, energy expert and geoscientist David Hughes discusses the natural gas supply and proposed LNG industry in BC, showing the connections this has to the national global energy supply picture. David is a geoscientist who has...

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COSEWIC Status Report on Caribou

Wednesday April 1, 2015  12:00pm-1:00pm

Northwest Community College - Smithers

In 2000, the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) assessed caribou within the Southern Mountain National Ecological Area in the southern portion of BC and in southwestern Alberta as Threatened, and caribou within the Northern Mountain National Ecological Area in...

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2015 Annual General Meeting

Thursday March 19, 2015  5:30pm-10:00pm

Riverhouse Restaurant & Lounge - Smithers

Please RSVP by Thursday, March 12, letting us know if you will be attending dinner and the meeting or meeting only, if you will be bringing a guest and your menu preferences (menu items can be found below). test

A.  AGM NOTICE

Please be advised that Thursday, March 19, 2015 is the date for the...

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Bulkley Landscape Reforestation Standards Project

Wednesday March 18, 2015  12:00pm-1:00pm

Northwest Community College - Smithers

The desire to link silviculture reforestation stocking standards to timber supply assumptions and to other related objectives at the landscape level has been discussed for more than a decade. 

Gary Quanstrom, RPF of Pacific Inland Resources, will speak on plans to develop a Bulkley Landscape...

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The Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre Society’s Urban Partnership Program Workshops

Wednesday March 18, 2015  11:00am-2:00pm

Moricetown Centennial Hall and Telkwa Community Hall - Moricetown and Telkwa BC

The Dze L K'ant Friendship Centre Society's Urban Partnership Program, in collaboration with the Bulkley Valley Research Centre, will be holding Community lunch and info sessions in Smithers, Moricetown and Telkwa.

Join us for lunch, share some of your ideas, and learn more about Social Enterprise...

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Quantifying the water budget for Coles Lake

Friday March 6, 2015  12:00pm-1:00pm

Northwest Community College - Smithers

Greenhouse gas emissions have warmed the Earth by dramatically increasing heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere and studies indicate the resulting rise in global air temperature has profound consequences for humans and the environment. BC has been highly affected by climate change compare to the...

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Genomics: Changing the way we mine

Wednesday February 18, 2015  12:00pm-1:00pm

Northwest Community College - Smithers

Sue Baldwin, UBC professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, leads a discussion about the treatment of mine-affected water through the applications of bioremediation and meta-genomics. Bioremediation is a useful approach for treating mine-affected water. It is based on...

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Helicopter drones for forest data acquisition: Separating the facts from the buzz

Wednesday February 4, 2015  12:00pm-1:00pm

Northwest Community College - Smithers

Helicopter drones (as well as fixed wing) have garnered significant attention in the last couple years. In the forest sector, many see the many potential uses and benefits of this tool. But, once you get past the buzz, are expectations unrealistic? Larry McCulloch and Matt Sakals provide a few...

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Western Cedar Deformity

Wednesday December 10, 2014  12:00pm-1:00pm

Northwest Community College - Smithers

Adriana Almeida-Rodriguez discusses a study that seeks to better understand columnar growth of western redcedar in the Kitimat Valley using aerial emissions and geological maps superimposed for selecting six sample sites, three of which are located along the aerial industrial emission corridor from...

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Innovative subdivisions to retain and protect valued features

Wednesday November 26, 2014  12:00pm-1:00pm

Northwest Community College - Smithers

Cristina Soto, PhD, discusses this project examining tools to help protect sensitive habitat and recreation areas in the face of subdivision development, including specific bylaws, conservation covenants, collaboration with neighbours, government partnerships, particular formats of subdivision...

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All-Candidates’ Forum

Wednesday October 29, 2014  12:00pm-2:00pm

The Gathering Place, Northwest Community College - Smithers, BC

Join the Bulkley Valley Research Centre for a special Seminar Series presentation as we host an all-candidates' forum leading up to the November election.

This event is open to the public and participants will have the opportunity to ask candidates questions regarding local research and the...

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2014 Annual Metal Leaching / Acid Rock Drainage Field School

Monday August 25, 2014  - Friday August 29, 2014

TBD - Smithers, BC

*** This course is now full. If you would like to be put on the waiting list please contact mlard@bvcentre.ca.

The objective of the Field School is to increase the understanding of ML/ARD by showing participants the prediction and mitigation tools, providing an overview of the underlying science...

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Native Bees of the Bulkley Valley

Wednesday April 30, 2014  12:00pm-1:00pm

Northwest Community College - Smithers

Presenter: Lynn Westcott, Entomologist - Westcott Environmental Services, Smithers

Native bees are the most important pollinating insects in many of the world’s ecosystems. Animals ranging from birds to grizzly bears to humans rely on the pollinating efforts of this diverse group of insects.

This...

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Adding On: Knowledge Management and Cumulative Effects

Wednesday April 16, 2014  8:00am - Thursday April 17, 2014 1:30pm

Hudson Bay Lodge, 3251 E Hwy 16 - Smithers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Skeena Knowledge Trust launched at Adding On forum

A collaborative approach to compiling information about the Skeena watershed was unveiled at a forum hosted recently by the Bulkley Valley Research Centre.

The April 16-17 Adding On forum continued a discussion about...

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Restoring Endangered Whitebark Pine Ecosystems in Northern BC

Wednesday April 2, 2014  12:00pm-1:00pm

Northwest Community College - Smithers

Presenters: Alana Clason and Sybille Haeussler

In this seminar, Dr. Sybille Haeussler and Alana Clason will discuss their research and conservation work on whitebark pine since the initiation of the Bulkley Valley Research Centre whitebark pine program in 2007. Come learn about this charismatic...

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SPECIAL PRESENTATION - Veducation - Year Round Greenhouse

Monday March 31, 2014  7:00pm-9:00pm

Northwest Community College - Smithers

Presenter: Northern Roots Community Garden

Find out about the experimental greenhouse project at Smithers Secondary School which involves the use of compost heat to grow high nutrient produce 365 days a year.

Poster

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Writing in the Workplace: Effective communication in the digital age

Thursday March 14, 2013  9:00am-3:00pm

Northwest Community College - Smithers

Written forms of communication are increasingly taking over in the workplace, from emails to instant messaging. While written interactions are convenient, they can also lead to miscommunications.

This workshop addresses the need to use clear and concise writing for effective emails and other...

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10-Year Anniversary Celebration

Monday February 25, 2013  8:45pm-10:00pm

Aspen Riverhouse Restaurant & Lounge - Smithers

The Bulkley Valley Research Centre hosts its 10th annual general meeting and celebrates a decade of facilitating independent, scientific research in the region on Feb. 25 at the Aspen Riverhouse in Smithers.

The event includes a dinner, short meeting, awards ceremony and anniversary celebration...

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Annual General Meeting (2012)

Monday February 25, 2013  6:00pm-10:00pm

Aspen Riverhouse Restaurant & Lounge - Smithers

A. AGM NOTICE

Please be advised that Monday, February 25, 2013, is the date for the Annual General Meeting of the Society.

The meeting will convene at 7:45 pm, preceded by an informal social and dinner at the Riverhouse Restaurant and Lounge and followed by a 10-year anniversary celebration.

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Bulkley Valley Research Centre 10-year Anniversary

Friday November 16, 2012  5:00pm-9:00pm

Aspen Inn, The Riverhouse Lounge - Smithers

Come celebrate the Bulkley Valley Research Centre's 10-year anniversary, November 16, 5 p.m. at the Aspen Inn's Riverhouse Lounge. This is an informal gathering, following the wrap up of our Adding It All Up conference, to mark one decade of facilitating research in northwest B.C. See you there!...

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Annual General Meeting (2011)

Monday March 26, 2012  6:00pm-9:30pm

Aspen Riverhouse Restaurant and Lounge - Smithers


On March 26, 2012, the Bulkley Valley Research Centre hosted over 50 members and guests at its annual general meeting, held at the Aspen Inn's Riverside Grill in Smithers. This annual gathering and awards ceremony recognizes individuals and research that have contributed to sustainability in...

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Happy Holidays Open House

Friday December 2, 2011  4:00pm-6:30pm

1188 Main Street - Smithers

Friday, December 2, 2011

4:00 - 6:30 pm

Refreshments & snacks will be served

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Smithers Bioblitz

Saturday July 30, 2011  12:00pm - Sunday July 31, 2011 12:00pm

Glacier Gulch and Twin Falls - Smithers


BIOBLITZ Schedule

Map of the BIOBLITZ area

 

What do you do at a BIOBLITZ? How does it work?

Good question.

A BIOBLITZ is a opportunity for the community to gather together to celebrate the diverse natural history of our region. We do this be scrambling around a designated area (Glacier...

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Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation - Round Table Discussion

Tuesday June 14, 2011  10:30am-1:30pm

Gathering Area, Northwest Community College, 3996 2nd Avenue - Smithers

In past years the Bulkley Valley Research Centre, local researchers, and the Northwest BC community at large, have benefited from partnerships with the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) on science-based studies related to wildlife and habitat.

In that light, and on behalf of the natural...

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Technical Writing Workshop

Friday May 6, 2011  9:00am-3:00pm

Northwest Community College - Smithers

Registration deadline: Friday, April 22

This one-day workshop is geared to anyone who dreads writing work reports or would like to improve their proposal writing skills. It offers three hours of writing instruction in the morning followed by two hours of interactive learning after lunch and...

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Statistics Refresher for Resource Management Professionals

Tuesday March 8, 2011  8:00am-5:00pm

- Please notify us if you are interested

Due to insufficient registration, this course has been postponed to a later date.

The Bulkley Valley Research Centre is pleased to host its upcoming Statistics Refresher for Resource Management Professionals workshop, taught by Dr. Carl Schwarz from Simon Fraser University. This workshop will...

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Complexity in Everyday Life:  A Participatory Workshop

Friday February 19, 2010  8:30am-12:00pm

Old Church, Smithers - Smithers

As a follow-up to the successful Complexity Science and Global Change Workshop held at the Smithers Old Church in February 2009 in conjunction with UNBC's Natural Resources and Environmental Studies Institute, the Centre hosted a second informal workshop at the Smithers Old Church in February 2010....

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Holiday Open House

Friday December 11, 2009  4:00pm-7:00pm

1188 Main Street - 4:00 pm Centre Office

Please join us for annual Open House. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

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Skeena Salmon Habitat Conference

Tuesday September 15, 2009  8:00am - Wednesday September 16, 2009 4:00pm

Hudson Bay Lodge - Smithers, BC

The Skeena Salmon Habitat Conference, hosted by the Bulkley Valley Research Centre on Sept. 15 and 16 in Smithers, BC, attracted over 100 participants to discuss the health of the Skeena watershed — one of BC’s most ecologically and culturally important ecosystems.

With sockeye returns for the...

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Below the Detection Limit: Problems, Definitions, Data and Solutions

Tuesday February 24, 2009  -

Northwest Community College - Smithers, BC

On February 24, 2009, the Bulkley Valley Research Centre hosted Below the Method Detection Limit: Problems, definitions, data, and solutions. This workshop, taught by Simon Fraser University statistician Carolyn Huston, better acquainted 22 participants to R software and statistics methodology for...

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Timber Growth and Value Conference

Friday February 6, 2009  -

Smithers Golf and Country Club - Smithers, BC

The Timber Growth and Value Program is one of three programs funded by British Columbia's Forest Investment Account, Forest Science Program (FIA-FSP) to promote sustainable forest management policies and practices in British Columbia. The Timber Growth and Value Program represents a 10-year...

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Innovative Monitoring and its Influence on Resource Decision Making

Tuesday March 13, 2007  -

Dze L K'Ant Friendship Centre - Smithers, BC

In British Columbia, the number of plans and processes for managing the land base has increased substantially within the last 10 years. Most of these plans and processes contain objectives, strategies, criteria and indicators, all of which require monitoring. However, while the need for monitoring...

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Complex Stands Research and Management

Tuesday February 20, 2007  8:00am - Wednesday February 21, 2007 4:00pm

Dze L K'Ant Friendship Centre - Smithers, BC

The Bulkley Valley Research Centre hosted a dynamic conference in February of 2007, attracting some of the province's top forestry professionals as well as prominent researchers from Alberta and the United States.

This conference was organized as a way for researchers, managers, silviculturists,...

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