2019 PNW SRM Summer Meeting, Cache Creek, BC, June 25-27

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
14:00-16:30Board of Directors MeetingBear's Claw Lodge - Mezzanine
16:30-21:00Registration/Evening Social Bear's Claw Lodge Lobby and Restaurant
Day 2 Wednesday June 26
Breakfast on your own
Bear's Claw Lodge Lobby
8:00Assemble for Bus Tour (8:00 am to 4:30 pm) Bear's Claw Lodge
Stop 1 - Managing for ForageBoston Flats Range Unit
Stop 2 - Managing for Invasive PlantsMaiden Creek Range Unit
Stop 3 - Managing Impacts on Range UsersLoon Lake Road
Stop 4 - Managing at the Community InterfaceLee's Sawmill Road
12:30 pmLUNCH Horsting's Farm MarketHorsting's Farm Market
Stop 5 - Managing for Production - Crested Wheatgrass Seeding - A legacy of Alf BawtreeRattlesnake Range Unit
Stop 6 - Managing all Values Post WildfireMcAbee Fossil Bed
4:30 p.m.END OF TOUR DAY 1Bus Return to Bear's Claw Lodge
5:00 p.m.Happy HourBear'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 pmEnd Summer Tour
Lunch On your own – recommend Herbies!

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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)

Sandman Inn Cache Creek (35 rooms, pet-friendly)

Sage Hills Motel (No rooms blocked, pet friendly)


Brookside Campsite

   Historic Hat Creek

  • 250-457-9722
  • 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.

Snail Mail BC Chapter:

2307 Wolfgang Rd
Armstrong , BC
V0E 1B4