2019 PNW SRM Summer Workshop, Cache Creek, BC
The PNW Section Summer Tour will be held June 25 to 27, 2019 in Cache Creek, British Columbia, a town located at a historic transportation junction with its roots dating back to the Gold Rush days. Cache Creek is located about 1-hour west of Kamloops and was impacted by the 2017 Elephant Hill wildfire which burned 191,865 ha and resulted in the evacuation of the entire town. Fittingly the theme for the tour is “Rangelands and Wildfire: Responding to issues arising from the 2017 and 2018 wildfire seasons in the Car- iboo-Chilcotin”. The tour will include stops and discussion on multiple topics including: 1) trees versus grass – how to address this debate post fire, 2) burn severity maps – calibration of these maps and their role in post-fire planning (forestry, grazing, seeding etc.), 3) hydrology – issues relating to soil erosion, water quality and reclamation, and 4) grazing post fire – the challenges regarding animals returning to the range. Mark you calendar now! Registration information will be posted on the website and sent out in the early spring of 2019. For more information on this event you can contact the coordinators Tim Ross, (250) 427-6470 or David Borth, (250)319-4305.