News & Events
What's new at the BVRC? Seminars, workshops, and more.
Stay updated with the centre’s seminar series, events, and workshops!
From September through May, the BVRC hosts public seminars every second Wednesday over the lunch hour. This is a chance to connect and hear from regional and international scientists and practitioners about the latest developments in natural and cultural resources research and management.
⇓ Browse upcoming and past seminars below ⇓
Where: The Old Church, 3704 1st Avenue, Smithers, BC
Seminars can also be joined virtually by Zoom (members will receive an invite, non-members can email firstname.lastname@example.org for the link)
When: Every second Wednesday (September to May), 12:00-1:00pm
Seminar Archive: visit the BVRC YouTube Channel » to view past seminars. Recent seminars will be uploaded within 1-2 weeks.
We send out notifications to our membership about upcoming seminars. If you would like to be added to this email list, or if you are interested in making a presentation, please call us at 250.847.2827 or email email@example.com.
Abrupt, climate-induced increase in wildfires in British Columbia since the mid-2000s
The compound effects of climate-induced moisture changes and altered fuels now force British Columbians to confront the harsh reality of more frequent years of intense and prolonged wildfire activity. Read the full article.
How Indigenous Techniques Saved a Community From Wildfire
A movement to fight wildfires by making forests more resilient and, in some cases, deliberately setting blazes is gaining ground in Canada. Fire prevention zones can help slow approaching blazes so that people can escape, and can also enable firefighters to gain control over some areas. Interest in the creation of these zones has increased recently, especially in Indigenous communities which are most affected by wildfires.
2023 Annual Metal Leaching/Acid Rock Drainage Field School
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.
Into The Future: Long-term Recovery Goals for 5 Needle Pine
Francis Iredale is a Senior Species at Risk Biologist with the Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship. In his current role, Francis is coordinating the recovery of whitebark pine in collaboration with federal, ENGOs, and First Nation partners.