- March 31 2016 - The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rocky Mountain Trench Ecosystem Restoration Program partners will conduct an ecosystem restoration burn in the Lakit Ridge area on April 1, 2016, weather permitting. Lakit Ridge is about four kilometres northeast of Fort Steele. Smoke… 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.