- May 2 2013 - Weather, safety and smoke are always factors when it comes to pulling off prescribed burns in the Trench. The Rocky Mountain Trench Ecosystem Restoration Program (Trench ER) had planned four burns this April in the narrow window between dry out and green up, and was… Read more »
- April 15 2013 - Here’s a 5-minute slide show on ecosystem restoration logging near Grasmere, an area of traditional grassland just north of the British Columbia-Montana border. Logging over the past five years has converted 1074 hectares (2654 acres) of dense Douglas-fir thickets to “open range” density of about… Read more »
The Rocky Mountain Trench Ecosystem Restoration Program (ER Program) is a long-term undertaking by a coalition of stakeholders working together to restore fire-maintained grassland and open forest ecosystems in the East Kootenay region of southeastern British Columbia. Restoring grasslands and open forests enhances biodiversity, restores habitat for species at risk, improves grazing for cattle and wildlife, improves forest health and reduces the risk of severe wildfire.