COVID-19 Information Update

The BVRC team has been busy figuring out how to best serve our members and contractors during this extraordinary time. We have come up with creative ways to work from home and connect with each other, appreciating that we all need to pivot and adjust our operational capacity. Read on for updates regarding the 2020 Annual General Meeting and other key events and workshops.

BVRC Annual General Meeting: April 22nd

We will be holding our AGM via teleconference on Wednesday, April 22nd from 4:00-5:00 p.m. All BVRC members are invited to call in and participate. We have restricted the agenda to business items only and deferred awards and other celebratory components until later, when it is once again safe for us to gather.

More information will be sent out next week, including dial-in access for current members. If you have not yet renewed your BVRC membership for 2020, please renew your membership online (via PayPal). If you have any questions, please contact Dawn at

Seminars and Workshops

All BVRC seminars, workshops, and conferences have been suspended until further notice. We are investigating options for moving our Seminar Series online, so scientists and researchers can still present and the public can still be connected. Stay tuned for developments as we test the most appropriate platform for delivery.

2020 ML/ARD Field School Update

Course registration for the ML/ARD Field School is suspended until at least May 1st. At this time, we cannot predict how, or if, the course will be affected. We will do everything we can to run the course in 2020, as long as it is safe to do so.

Please reach out to us at if you have any questions or concerns. In the meantime, take care of yourselves and each other.

Contract Opportunity: Research Assistant

Calling all students! The BVRC is seeking a Research Assistant for a field-based research project to understand the consequences of rehabilitating forests after wildfire on carbon stores and sequestration, as well as wildlife. The application deadline is April 8, 2020.

For more information about this opportunity and how to apply, click here.

Congratulations to Emily and Jack!

Emily Hashemi and Jack Garland welcomed their first child into the world on January 15, 2020. Baby Isaac was born happy and healthy during a frigid -33 degree cold snap!

The birth went wonderfully and Emily is really enjoying getting to know this baby. She hadn't previously spent a lot of time around babies or children, so it has been a learning experience. Almost three months in, Emily and Jack have found their groove and love getting to know Isaac's personality day by day. "It's already hard to imagine life before he was with us," Emily said.

Congratulations to Emily and Jack from everyone at the BVRC!

Opportunities for Sustainable Forestry in Northwest BC

SkeenaWild Conservation Trust recently released their research-based forestry report: Opportunities for Sustainable Forestry in Northwest British Columbia. The report is part of a Responsible Development Initiative, which aims to further conversations about responsible economic development in northwest BC.

Find the full report, summary video, and a one-page backgrounder by visiting this webpage.

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