Rangelands and Wildfire: Responding to issues arising from the 2017 and 2018 wildfire seasons in the Cariboo-Chilcotin
The PNW Section Summer Meeting and Symposium 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. 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.
Collaborative Approaches to Managing a Fire Recovery Landscape
|Day 1 Tuesday June 25|
|14:00-16:30||Board of Directors Meeting||Bear's Claw Lodge - Mezzanine|
|16:30-21:00||Registration/Evening Social||Bear's Claw Lodge Lobby and Restaurant|
|Day 2 Wednesday June 26|
Breakfast on your own
|Bear's Claw Lodge Lobby|
|8:00||Assemble for Bus Tour (8:00 am to 4:30 pm)||Bear's Claw Lodge|
|Stop 1 - Managing for Forage||Boston Flats Range Unit|
|Stop 2 - Managing for Invasive Plants||Maiden Creek Range Unit|
|Stop 3 - Managing Impacts on Range Users||Loon Lake Road|
|Stop 4 - Managing at the Community Interface||Lee's Sawmill Road|
|12:30 pm||LUNCH Horsting's Farm Market||Horsting's Farm Market|
|Stop 5 - Managing for Production - Crested Wheatgrass Seeding - A legacy of Alf Bawtree||Rattlesnake Range Unit|
|Stop 6 - Managing all Values Post Wildfire||McAbee Fossil Bed|
|4:30 p.m.||END OF TOUR DAY 1||Bus Return to Bear's Claw Lodge|
|5:00 p.m.||Happy Hour||Bear's Claw Lodge Restaurant|
|6:00 p.m.||Banquet and Silent Auction|
|8:00 p.m. - ?||Music|
|Day 3 Thursday June 27|
|8:00 a.m.||Morning Speakers Forum||Cache Creek Community Hall|
|1) Managing for Traditional First Nations Uses|
|2) Restoration of Dry Forest Range Types|
|3) Using Technology in Range Recovery|
|4) Community Wildfire Recovery|
|11:00 am||“Lessons Learned” Panel Discussion|
|12:00 pm||End Summer Tour||Lunch On your own – recommend Herbies!|
Register online (closed)
Bear’s Claw Lodge is holding rooms for us at $79.00 per day (plus taxes at 15%) for a standard room double occupancy (10 rooms blocked until June 16th for Society for Range Management, 16 rooms total).
Riverside Motel (7 rooms confirmed)
- 827 Trans-Canada Highway, Cache Creek, BC. V0K 1H0
Sandman Inn Cache Creek (35 rooms, pet-friendly)
- 987 Hwy 1 South Cache Creek, BC V0K 1H0
Sage Hills Motel (No rooms blocked, pet friendly)
- 1390 Cariboo Hwy 97, Cache Creek BC V0K 1C0
- 1621 East Trans-Canada Hwy Cache Creek, BC V0H 1H0
- Jackson Rd, Thompson-Nicola BC V0K 1H0
For more information on this event, contact the coordinators David Borth, (250)319-4305 or (250) 371-3836 or Tim Ross, (250) 427-6470. For registration assistance, contact Vic Wright, (250) 549-0570.
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Online Registration: 2019 PNW SRM Summer Meeting, Cache Creek
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