Nurturing a Sustainable and Vibrant Research Centre

As a member-based not-for-profit society, the BVRC would be nothing without the support of its members. We hope you will continue to be a part of the BVRC community and the valuable work we all do in the Bulkley Valley. There are numerous benefits available to you as a BVRC member:

Membership gives you a voice

  • An invitation to the society’s annual general meeting
  • An opportunity to vote within the society

Membership creates opportunity and access

  • Newsletters and monthly notices regarding research contracts, employment, and other opportunities
  • Priority in hiring and contract awards
  • Reduced fees at BVRC conferences and workshops
  • Equipment rentals (click HERE for a list of current equipment/rates)
  • Fee-based administrative support

Membership builds community

  • Connections within the research community
  • An invitation to fun, seasonal social events

If you renew your membership (or become a member) now, you will receive 4 months free, as your membership will be valid until March 31, 2019. In addition, the first 25 people to renew their membership will receive a free BVRC flash drive.

The cost for an individual membership is $50 and you can renew your membership online (via PayPal), or mail a cheque to us at Box 4274, Smithers, BC, V0J 2N0. Also feel free to drop by our office (3883 Third Avenue) during business hours.

BVRC Strategic Plan 2018-2022

On the topic of nurturing a sustainable and vibrant Centre, the Board of Directors has just approved the Strategic Plan for 2018-2022. Four key goals have been identified, which include:

Goal 1: Creating a sustainable and vibrant research centre
Goal 2: Providing services that benefit BVRC members and the community
Goal 3: Supporting a relevant and credible natural resources research and monitoring program
Goal 4: Expanding and promoting the capacity for research that supports sustainable natural and cultural resource management

To peruse the full strategic plan for 2018-2022, CLICK HERE.

BVRC Photography Contest Winner

WINNER: Western Toad by Lydia Howard

Lydia Howard has won the 2017 BVRC Photography Contest for 2017 with her submission, Western Toad. This year's theme was "MACROrganisms," which challenged photographers to get up close and personal with the environment.

Lydia will receive a free one-year BVRC membership (worth $50) and a gift card for Two Sisters. Congratulations!

ML/ARD Field School 2017

At the end of August, the BVRC hosted an international group of scientists and industry professionals at the 2017 Metal Leaching/Acid Rock Drainage Field School. This course provides participants with an annual opportunity for hands-on learning, knowledge sharing, and networking with peers from around the world.

We would like to thank our primary instructor, Bill Price, and all of the mine tour leaders who work together year after year to provide scientists and industry leaders with this unique and valuable learning opportunity.

Funding Opportunities

Forest Enhancement Society of BC

FES BC is seeking proposals for projects related to:

  • reducing wildfire risk;
  • forest rehabilitation;
  • fibre recovery from low value/damaged forests;
  • habitat improvement; and
  • treating forests to improve the management of greenhouse gases.

Please come by the Centre to discuss your project and a potential partnership with the BVRC. You can enter your application in the FESBC Information Management System (FESIMS) portal, HERE. The application portal will be open from November 6 - 24, 2017.

WWF Canada Go Wild Community Grants

The BVRC is seeking ideas for local community science projects, such as helping students prepare for the Science Fair, or organizing and implementing a local Bioblitz. If you're interested in partnering with the BVRC on a Go Wild Community Grant, get in touch with us ASAP. The deadline for proposals is November 24, 2017.

Fourth BC Rural Dividend Intake Announced!

The fourth intake of the BC Rural Dividend Program will be open from November 15, 2017 to December 15, 2017. Please come by the Centre to discuss your project proposal and a potential partnership with the BVRC.

WWF Loblaw Water Fund

The Loblaw Water Fund is accepting proposals until December 18, 2017. They are funding projects related to ecosystem restoration and the collection of data for long-term monitoring. They require 25% matching funds.

Real Estate Foundation of BC Grants

The Real Estate Foundation of BC offers general grants that fund research and knowledge mobilization, public and professional education, initiatives that support law and policy analysis/reform, and other land use and real estate related projects that benefit BC communities. The deadline for general grants is February 28, 2018.

BVRC members & researchers: Please come by the Centre during office hours to discuss your project proposal with us. If it's a good fit for the Centre, we would love to partner with you on a grant proposal.

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