The Gift of BVRC Membership

A tax-deductible BVRC membership or donation is a great gift for your friends and family. An organization is only as valuable as the people who contribute to its mission and make things happen.

The benefits of a BVRC membership include:

  • Contract and volunteer opportunities
  • Direct access to our bi-weekly virtual Seminar Series
  • An invitation to the BVRC’s Annual General Meeting
  • Reduced fees at BVRC community workshops
  • Monthly e-notices with BVRC news, exclusive information on contract opportunities, and relevant community events
  • Invitations to networking and social events (when it is once again safe to gather)

You can pay for a BVRC membership or make a donation through PayPal. If you prefer to do things on paper, fill out and print this membership form and mail it to us at the address below with a cheque payable to: Bulkley Valley Research Centre.

Bulkley Valley Research Centre
Box 4274
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0

BVRC Wildfire Research: Burning Questions Project

We will be profiling a series of wildfire research projects over the next few months. First up is the Burning Questions Project: Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Fire on Vegetation in Interior BC with reseachers Evelyn Hamilton, Sybille Haeussler, Reg Newman, and Julia Chandler.

The project goal was to identify key information needs related to effects of fire on vegetation and collect and analyze available data to answer these questions. Data from 78 studies in the north and central interior—some of which had been monitored for over 20 years—were entered into the database and analyzed (approx. 8450 records).

Some of the findings are: plant community composition was most strongly related to long term fire history or fire climate and local site moisture and nutrient gradients; differences between recently burned and unburned sites were comparatively small; our interior forest ecosystems are broadly adapted and generally resilient to fire; and, conifer abundance in young seral stands had a significant impact on understory plant composition, including the presence and abundance of plants of value to wildlife and people (e.g. moose browse, berry producers).

A research report, summary and presentations are available at This project was funded by the Forest Enhancement Society of BC and MFLNRORD – Ecosystem Restoration program.

2020-21 Seminar Series: Virtual Edition

Thank you to all of our fall presenters for sharing your research, expertise, and working with us to offer our Seminar Series in a COVID-safe manner. If you missed one of our fall seminars, they are now available on the BVRC YouTube channel. We are thrilled about the opportunity to begin archiving our seminars in one convenient location.

Upcoming Seminars:

  • Wednesday, January 27th @ 12:00 p.m.
    Presenters: BVRC Wildfire Research Team
    Topic: Research program overview and specific research areas
  • Wednesday, February 10th @ 12:00 p.m.
    Presenter: TBA
    Topic: TBA
  • Wednesday, February 24th @ 12:00 p.m.
    Presenters: Chelsea Pelltier and Mike Eadie
    Topic: Wildfire fighter health and wellness

Our Seminar Series will continue via Zoom on a bi-weekly basis until May/June 2021. Stay tuned for more seminar topics in the months ahead.

Holiday Closure

The office will be closed from December 21, 2020 through January 4, 2021. We look forward to connecting with you in the new year.


Wednesday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 3:00pm

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