- March 30 2015 - Cranbrook/Kimberley: André Chalabi has been busy prepping for the first prescribed burns of 2015 in the Trench. Chalabi is Burn Boss with Wildfire Management Branch, (a division of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, FLNRO), and works from the Southeast Fire Centre… Read more »
- November 30 2014 - The Rocky Mountain Trench Ecosystem Restoration Program has developed a unique video- and field-trip based educational curriculum to teach middle school students about what we do, how it works and why it’s needed. With funding support from both Columbia Basin Trust and the Grassland, Rangeland… 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.