Bulkley Valley Research Centre - Science in the Public Interest

Species and Ecosystems at Risk

Grasslands restoration, caribou habitat, effects of mountain pine beetle and restoring whitebark pine all fall under the centre’s species and ecosystems at risk research. Research into these areas provides decision-makers with the tools to adequately assess and respond to environmental threats and concerns.

* denotes an active project. ⌘ denotes a multi-year/continuing project

Project # Project Title Project Lead Funding Agency
2015-21 Restoration of Endangered Northwest BC Grasslands Sybille Haeussler, PhD RPF, Skeena Forestry Consultants, Smithers BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations & TD Friends of Environment Foundation.
2015-20 Prescribed burning of logging slash for ecological restoration of edible berries and grizzly bear forage near Mt. Horetzky Sybille Haeussler, PhD RPF, Skeena Forestry Consultants, Smithers SERNbc
2014-25 Restoring Northern Whitebark Pine Ecosystems in West-central BC - Alberta Conservation Association Alana Clason, Adjunct Researcher, Bulkley Valley Research Centre Alberta Conservation Association
2014-24 Restoring Northern Whitebark Pine Ecosystems in West-central BC - BC Parks PEF Sybille Haeussler, PhD, UNBC, Smithers BC Parks - Park Enhancement Fund
2014-23 Restoration of endangered whitebark pine in the Wetzin'Kwa Community Forest and envrions (2014) Sybille Haeussler, PhD, UNBC, Smithers Wetzin'kwa Community Forest Corporation
2014-18 Growth and Productivity of Western Redcedar in the Kitimat Valley Adriana Alemeida Rodriguez, PhD Ministry of Forest Lands & Natural Resource Operations
2014-15 Restoring Whitebark Pine Ecosystems to Enhance Subalpine Bear Habitat - Year Four Sybille Haeussler, PhD, UNBC, Smithers Habitat Conservation Trust Fund
2014-10 Whitebark Pine Management at the Blackwater Mine (2014) Alana Clason, Adjunct Researcher, Bulkley Valley Research Centre New Gold Inc.
2014-09 Restoring Northern Whitebark Pine Ecosystems in West-central BC - Huckleberry Mine Sybille Haeussler, PhD, UNBC, Smithers Huckleberry Mine
2013-28 Restoring Northern Whitebark Pine Ecosystems in West-central BC - FGC Sybille Haeussler, PhD, UNBC, Smithers Forest Genetics Council of BC
2013-27 Restoring Northern Whitebark Pine Ecosystems in West-central BC - BCTS Sybille Haeussler, PhD, UNBC, Smithers BC Timber Sales
2013-22 Restoration of endangered whitebark pine in the Wetzin'Kwa Community Forest and envrions (2013) Sybille Haeussler, PhD, UNBC, Smithers Wetzin'kwa Community Forest Corporation
2013-20 Whitebark Pine Management at the Blackwater Mine (2013) Alana Clason, Adjunct Researcher, Bulkley Valley Research Centre AMEC
2013-16 Society for Ecosystem Restoration in North Central BC - Administration

John DeGagne, RPF, Vanderhoof Forest District

Habitat Conservation Trust Fund; Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Operations
2013-12 Restoring Whitebark Pine Ecosystems to Enhance Subalpine Bear Habitat - Year Three Sybille Haeussler, PhD, UNBC, Smithers Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation
2013-04 Preliminary Whitebark Pine Mapping and Population Restoration Plan Alana Clason, Adjunct Researcher, Bulkley Valley Research Centre Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Operations
2013-03 Restoring Northern Whitebark Pine Ecosystems in West-central BC - Shell Fueling Change Alana Clason, Adjunct Researcher, Bulkley Valley Research Centre Shell Canada Limited
2012-18 BC Parks Whitebark Pine Event Alana Clason, Adjunct Researcher, Bulkley Valley Research Centre Recreation Sites and Trails BC
2012-17 Restoration of endangered whitebark pine in the Wetzin'Kwa Community Forest and envrions (2012) .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), Bulkley Valley Research Centre Wetzin'kwa Community Forest Corporation
2012-11 Restoring Whitebark Pine Ecosystems to Enhance Subalpine Bear Habitat - Year Two Sybille Haeussler, PhD, UNBC, Smithers Habitat Convervation Trust Foundation
2012-09 The Response of Caribou Terrestrial Forage Lichens to Forest Harvesting and Mountain Pine Beetles in the East Ootsa and Entiako Areas (HCTF) Deborah Cichowski, Caribou Ecological Consulting, Smithers Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation
2011-22 Whitebark Pine Management at the Blackwater Mine Alana Clason, Adjunct Researcher, Bulkley Valley Research Centre AMEC
2011-14 The Response of Caribou Terrestrial Forage Lichens to Mountain Pine Beetles in West-Central BC Deborah Cichowski, Caribou Ecological Consulting, Smithers Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation; Canadian Wildlife Federation
2011-13 Restoring Endangered Whitebark Pine Ecosystems of West Central British Columbia Sybille Haeussler, PhD, UNBC, Smithers Mountain Equipment Coop; Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation; TD Friends of the Environment; Yellow Point Propagation Ltd
2009-09 Year 4 - Effects of a MPB Epidemic on Northern Caribou Habitat Use, Migration and Population Status Deborah Cichowski, Caribou Ecological Consulting, Smithers Forest Investment Account - Forest Science Program
2009-06 Testing Ecological Resilience Theory in Pine-lichen Ecosystems of West Central British Columbia Sybille Haeussler, PhD, UNBC, Smithers NSERC; University of Alberta; Private Donation; Ministry of Forests (In-Kind Support)
2009-05 Year 3 - Effects of a Mountain Pine Beetle Epidemic on Tweedsmuir-Entiako Caribou Habitat Use Deborah Cichowski, Caribou Ecological Consulting, Smithers Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation
2008-17 Year 2 - Conservation & Restoration of Northern BC Grasslands Sybille Haeussler, PhD, UNBC, Smithers Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation
2008-16 Year 2 - Effects of a Mountain Pine Beetle Epidemic on Tweedsmuir-Entiako Caribou Habitat Use Deborah Cichowski, Caribou Ecological Consulting, Smithers Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation
2008-15 Year 3 - Effects of a MPB Epidemic on Northern Caribou Habitat Use, Migration and Population Status Deborah Cichowski, Caribou Ecological Consulting, Smithers Forest Investment Account - Forest Science Program
2007-26 Grasslands Restoration Implementation Project Adrian de Groot, Drosera Ecological Consulting, Smithers Ministry of Environment, General Services Agreement
2007-24 Year 1 - Conservation & Restoration of Northern BC Grasslands Sybille Haeussler, PhD, Research Associate, UBC, Smithers Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation
2007-23 Year 1 - Effects of a Mountain Pine Beetle Epidemic on Tweedsmuir-Entiako Caribou Habitat Use Deborah Cichowski, Caribou Ecological Consulting, Smithers Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation
2007-22 The Response of Caribou Terrestrial Forage Lichens to Forest Harvesting and Mountain Pine Beetles in the East Ootsa and Entiako Areas Deborah Cichowski, Caribou Ecological Consulting, Smithers Forest Investment Account - Forest Science Program
2007-13 Enhancing the Resiliency of the Tweedsmuir-Entiako Caribou to the Current MPB Outbreak Don Morgan, Research Branch, Ministry of Forests and Range, Smithers Forest Investment Account - Forest Science Program
2007-10 Year 2 - Effects of a MPB Epidemic on Northern Caribou Habitat Use, Migration and Population Status Deborah Cichowski, Caribou Ecological Consulting, Smithers Forest Investment Account - Forest Science Program
2007-02 Sensitive ecosystem mapping of the Atlin-Taku planning area Adrian de Groot, Drosera Ecological Consulting, Smithers ILMB, Service Agreement
2006-24 Effects of a Mountain Pine Beetle Epidemic on Forest Floor Vegetation Dynamics and Regeneration in the Itcha-Ilgachuz Caribou Winter Range in the Quesnel TSA Deborah Cichowski, Caribou Ecological Consulting, Smithers Forest Investment Account - Forest Science Program
2006-10 Year 1 - Effects of a MPB Epidemic on Northern Caribou Habitat Use, Migration and Population Status Deborah Cichowski, Caribou Ecological Consulting, Smithers Forest Investment Account - Forest Science Program
2005-09 Restoration of Endangered Northwest BC Grasslands Sybille Haeussler, PhD, Skeena Forestry Consultants, Smithers BC Parks; WLAP; NW Wildlife
2005-02 Floodplain, Stand dynamics and Ecosystem mapping of the Lower Skeena River Adrian de Groot, Drosera Ecological Consulting, Smithers Ministry of Forests and Range
2004-03 Processes and Structures of the Ecosystems of the Skeena Islands Sybille Haeussler, PhD, Skeena Forestry Consultants, Smithers Ministry of Forests