Fire-Maintained Ecosystem Restoration in BC’s Rocky Mountain Trench: Principles, Strategy, Progress – Blueprint for Action

Rocky Mountain Trench Ecosystem Restoration Steering Committee

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Over the decades, at least 31 reports, studies and inquiries—including an investigation by the provincial ombudsman – have documented deteriorating East Kootenay rangeland conditions and the attendant economic, social and ecological consequences. Many of these publications focused on resolution of the high-profile agriculture/wildlife conflict. Most recommended various remedies. Some of these were never implemented, others were adopted and then abandoned, a few evolved and remain part of resource management practice today. After four contentious decades, the prospect of a lasting remedy emerged when resource users and managers alike embraced the concept of ecosystem restoration as a means of returning ecological function and structure to Crown rangelands.

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Technical Document

Rocky Mountain Trench Ecosystem Restoration Steering Committee