2021 BVRC Awards: Call for nominations

We are actively seeking nominations for the 2021 BVRC Awards. This year's recipients will be announced at the BVRC's Annual General Meeting in the spring. The full criteria for each award can be found via the links below.

  • The Irving Fox Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the sustainability of natural and cultural resources in northwest BC. The award can recognize a specific project, or a lifetime contribution.
  • The Jim Pojar Award honours the author(s) of an outstanding recent publication appearing in any format that contributes to the understanding or sustainability of natural and cultural resources in northwest BC.
  • The Volunteer Distinction Award was created to commend an active and involved volunteer member of the BVRC. Our volunteer members are essential to the ongoing success of the Centre.

Please send your nominations to info@bvcentre.ca by Friday, February 28th. For more information about the BVRC Awards, including past winners, visit our website.

Upcoming Seminar Series Presentations

Our next Seminar Series event is coming up on Wednesday, February 10th with a presentation from Karen Price on BC’s old growth forests. All seminars will be presented via Zoom.


  • Wednesday, February 10th, 12:00 p.m.
    Presenter: Karen Price
    Topic: BC's old growth: politics vs. science
  • Wednesday, February 24th, 12:00 p.m.
    Presenters: Chelsea Pelletier & Mike Eadie
    Topic: Wildfire fighter health
  • Wednesday, March 10th, 12:00 p.m.
    Presenter: Elston Dzus
    Topic: 50-year bald eagle study in northern Saskatchewan

Our virtual Seminar Series will continue on a bi-weekly basis until early June. You can also visit the BVRC YouTube Channel to view recordings of past seminars. Recent seminars will be available within 1-2 weeks.

Call for new Board Members

The BVRC is seeking a few community-minded people to join its Board of Directors. While expertise in applied research or natural resource management is an asset, experience in board governance or finance for nonprofits is also appreciated.

Please send a brief resume to info@bvcentre.ca by Thursday, March 4th. Find out more about our current board members here: BVRC Board of Directors.

Farewell and thank you to Monica Oliva!

We say a heartfelt thank you to Monica for her steadfast work as the BVRC's Finance Coordinator over the past two and a half years. Her knowledge, attention to detail, and willingness to learn and improve the Centre's practices have helped ensure the organization continues to serve researchers, funders and the community to a high standard.

Monica made sure we always 'toed the line' and she was instrumental in successfully navigating the Centre's recent audits. We will miss her big smile, wonderful laugh, and passion for family and friends. We wish her all the best as she moves to a full time position with Eclipse Geomatics.

Virtual Conferences & Webinars

March 4-5, 2021
Online virtual platform
>>Register Here<<

Bridging Silos: Advancing climate adaptation and low carbon resilience in small communities and rural regions is a free virtual knowledge sharing event being hosted by the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute at Selkirk College, ACT (the Adaptation to Climate Change Team) at Simon Fraser University, and the Planning Institute of BC’s Kootenay-Rocky Mountain Chapter.

Innovations in Northern BC Reforestation
Northern Silviculture Committee (NSC)
March 25, 2021
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


  • Landscape Level Silviculture Strategies | Jeff McWilliams (BA Blackwell and Associates), Tim Penninga (West Fraser)
  • Fall planting | Dr. Steve Grossnickle (NurseryToForest Solutions)
  • Rehabilitation, revegetation, and reforestation of linear corridors for improved habitat | John DeGagne, Marc Steynen (SERNbc)
  • Tree planting in the times of COVID | Speaker TBA
  • Black Army Cutworm Biology, monitoring and management considerations | Les Moore (FLNRORD), Tim Penninga (West Fraser)
  • NSC Annual General Meeting

For more information about the 2021 NSC webinars, click here.

What is the Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice (CCACoP)?

The Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice (CCACoP) is an interactive online community dedicated to advancing knowledge and action in the area of climate change adaptation. The CCACoP serves as a location where researchers, experts, policy-makers and practitioners from across Canada can come together to ask questions, generate ideas, share knowledge, and communicate with others working in the field of climate change adaptation.

Membership with the CCACoP is free. To join this growing adaptation community, apply here.

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