- October 24 2014 - Burn Crew: The Wildfire Management Branch, Southeast Fire Centre, conducted an ecosystem restoration prescribed burn on Thursday, September 25 in the Rocky Mountain Trench between Cranbrook and Kimberley. Strategic Fire Control crews also joined the burn, which will help rejuvenate 387 hectares of prime winter… Read more »
- October 24 2014 - Cranbrook: Last month, the sound of chainsaws echoed through the gully separating Lakit and Brewery ridges. A thinning crew was on site to clear out the smaller trees and open a corridor for Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. The 100-metre wide, 800-metre long corridor stretches over… 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.