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Read the Latest ER Program Newsletter

June 11, 2010

The ER Program newsletter reports on the latest research into East Kootenay wildlife and cattle grazing – and more. Contents cover these topics with photos and stories: Click here to download the PDF: ER Newsletter June 2010

Ecosystem Restoration Is For the Birds

April 23, 2010

With spring bird migrations well underway, the rare Lewis’s woodpecker will soon be returning to its East Kootenay nesting grounds. One of the best nesting sites in BC is in the Canal Flats area where ER partners are working together to restore habitat. Travelling from as far south as Mexico, these woodpeckers with the distinctive dark green and rosy red colouring often return to the same nests year after year. news-lewis-woodpecker-web.pdf

East Kootenay Prescribed Burns Planned in April

March 22, 2010

The Rocky Mountain Trench Ecosystem Restoration Program is planning to conduct three prescribed burns in the month of April, weather conditions permitting. The controlled fires will cover a total of about 455 hectares and take place in the vicinity of Wasa, Skookumchuck and Jaffray. news-prescribed-burns-2010.pdf

Gaming Grant Funds Restoration Projects

February 12, 2010

A $266,000 community gaming grant from the BC Government will contribute to East Kootenay grassland restoration in 2010. Work is well underway on the first grant-funded contract, a thinning project on Cutts Pasture, a high-priority restoration site along Hwy 93 south of Elko. news-cutts-pasture-web.pdf

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