Expression of Interest: Wildfire Resilience Pilot


The Bulkley Valley Research Centre has received funding for a 3-year Wildfire Resilience Pilot that will support wildfire resilience planning in the Bulkley and Morice areas. The project will gather the current state of knowledge regarding wildfire, develop a wildfire resilience modeling toolkit, and provide scenario analyses for planning processes, including support for forest landscape and climate change conservation planning. A major focus of the project will be incorporating multiple sources of knowledge including knowledge from Indigenous communities, wildfire experts, and local knowledge holders. The project will have a significant extension and outreach component.

Who we are:
The Centre is a research hub based in Smithers, BC on Gitdumden Clan territory of the Wet’suwet’en Nation. The Centre is an independent, non-profit organization founded in 2002 with a mission to support high-quality, inter-disciplinary research that informs natural resource management in BC. The Centre undertakes research and learning to support decisions, promote discussion, learning and adaptation to meet the natural resource challenges of the 21st century.

The Centre connects scientists, First Nations, all levels of governments, resource managers, industry, and community members to address the stewardship of our natural resources and facilitates research programs, extensions services, and knowledge dissemination. The organization is managed by an Executive Director and administrative staff, with research scientists and technicians running programs and projects, overseen by an active Board of Directors. Please visit our website to learn more.

Expressions of Interest:

The BVRC is requesting expressions of interest from one or more qualified contractors to form part
of the wildfire resilience project team for a period of up to three years.

Key areas of work include:

Project Coordination

  • Preparing and managing a project work plan.
  • Coordinating with other planning initiatives for the timing and nature of results from the pilot.
  • Steering Committee coordination: Preparing materials for review by a project steering committee. Managing meeting logistics and records.
  • Leading planning and logistics for periodic project workshops that include 30 to 60 participants.


  • Supported by other team members, meeting with local communities and stakeholders to gather local knowledge for the project and linking project results to local communities.
  • Developing extension products (newsletters, extension notes, presentations).

Research and Writing

  • Undertaking research into published and local knowledge on wildfire resilience that is relevant to the project;
  • Working with a technical team, writing reports that summarize the state of knowledge and summarize project outputs.

The project coordination and extension activities involve considerable community-based engagement in the Bulkley and Morice areas. The contractor must have the ability to frequently travel within the project area.

Ideally, candidates will have experience in project coordination, public engagement, and research. Good technical writing skills and organizational skills are essential.

Taken together, the work would be equivalent to a full-time position, but part-time components will be considered.


If you are interested in participating in this project please submit a short Expression of Interest, including a current resume, to

The EoI should outline:

  • Which of the three project functions you are interested in;
  • Relevant experience and skills for those functions;
  • General availability and schedule flexibility (i.e. available for part or full-time work), times you are not available, and when your availability starts;
  • Location and ability to travel within the project area;
  • Hourly/daily fees.

Additional Information:

At the BVRC, we value diversity — in backgrounds and in experience. A diverse team enables the Centre to better achieve its objective of supporting research and extension in the public interest. BVRC is an equal opportunity employer and committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and in science. We strongly encourage applications from members of groups that are underrepresented and/or historically excluded from these sectors to apply.

Posting will remain open until project functions are filled.

We appreciate all submissions, however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.