Bulkley Valley Research Centre - Science in the Public Interest

About the BVRC

The Bulkley Valley Research Centre (BVRC) is an independent, not-for-profit society conducting high-quality, interdisciplinary research on natural and cultural resources. We create learning and extension opportunities for both our members and the community through workshops, conferences and other networking events, and support our community by promoting the region and investing locally. Our purpose is to provide the science required for sustainable resource management.

Membership and Donations

Anyone can become a member of the BVRC — individuals, organizations, companies, small businesses, First Nations groups, governments, and universities. Find out more here.

Featured Research

Use of Guide and Outfitter Knowledge and Sampling to Advance Wildlife Health Surveillance Systems

Led by Dr. Naima Jutha, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary

The Northern Mountain Population of woodland caribou (NMPC) in northwestern British Columbia has significant cultural, economic, and ecological value to local First Nations, resident hunters, the guidedhunting industry, and all Canadians, yet little is known about their health and population status. The aims of this proposed research are to: (i) fill knowledge gaps on historical and current health status and trends of NMPC in NW BC using guide and outfitter local ecological knowledge and biological sampling, and (ii) to foster local capacity for an ongoing, locallydriven wildlife health surveillance system that will act as a framework to be more broadly applied to other species and regions.

Seminar Series

From September through May of each year, the Bulkley Valley Research Centre hosts public seminars every second Wednesday over the lunch hour. This is a chance to get together and hear from regional and international scientists and practitioners about the latest developments in natural and cultural resource research and management.

Where: The Old Church, Smithers, BC
When: Every second Wednesday @ 12:00 p.m.

Admission is free for members and $2 for non-members. Bring your lunch!