- April 15 2014 - East Kootenay: On April 14, 2014, a crew from B.C.‘s Wildfire Management Branch conducted a low-intensity, prescribed burn in the Bare Mountain area (Lat/Long 49 10.790 x 115 15.750). Read more »
- April 10 2014 - CRANBROOK – The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is planning to conduct two prescribed burns in the East Kootenays in April. The timing of the burns is dependent on weather and site conditions. The first burn is tentatively scheduled for the week… 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.