Bulkley Valley Research Centre - Science in the Public Interest

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BVRC Annual Report 2020

Throughout a uniquely challenging year, the BVRC found ways to adapt and continue carrying out its mission. Read our 2020 Annual Report for a summary of projects, seminars, workshops, and awards we have continued to support and present throughout the pandemic.

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Introducing: Toonie talks!

The BVRC has introduced Twoonie Talks as part of our ongoing successful seminar series. The lunchtime talks now cost $2 for non-members, but remain free for members. 

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Founding member profile: Jim Pojar

In 2002, the Bulkley Valley Research Centre was established as part of a local, grassroots effort to address the challenges of sustainability and community well-being during a time of rapid and unprecedented change. Fifteen years ago, the newly elected Gordon Campbell government was implementing...

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Project profile: Shared Histories

The Shared Histories project examines the history of relationships between Witsuwit'en and settlers in Smithers. While it is widely recognized that Smithers is on Witsuwit'en territory, the experiences of the Witsuwit'en in Smithers are not well known. While Witsuwit'en people have always been...

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Member profile: Pamela Wright

Pamela Wright lives and teaches at UNBC and resides near Prince George, but is slowly building a retirement home just outside of Smithers in the Call Lake area, which she retreats to throughout the year. She has been visiting friends and vacationing in the Bulkley Valley for 25 years and sees it as...

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Partner profile: World Wildlife Fund

In December 2016, WWF-Canada and the BVRC convened First Nations, multiple levels of government, and environmental NGOs at a two-day workshop to discuss water sustainability in the Skeena watershed. The workshop was spearheaded by Jeffrey Anderson, WWF-Canada's Senior Manager in the Skeena region,...

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Project profile: Skeena Knowledge Trust

The Bulkley Valley Research Centre is partnering with Skeena First Nations, SkeenaWild Conservation Trust, the Pacific Salmon Foundation and the Province of British Columbia to design and establish the Skeena Knowledge Trust (SKT). The Trust was born from the need to know what salmon-related...

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Member Profile: Erica Lilles

Erica Lilles is a long-time member of the BVRC.  She joined the BVRC in 2007 and since this time, Erica has worked on a wide range of projects at the Centre, as both project manager and researcher.

Erica is passionate about the outdoors and can barely remember a time when she wasn’t interested in...

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Project Profile: Kiskatinaw Flow Forecasting Project

The City of Dawson Creek has collaborated with many different entities in efforts to expand understanding and support watershed research within the Kiskatinaw watershed. The University of Northern British Columbia, Bulkley Valley Research Centre, the BC Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural...

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