Students from the Recreation Fish and Wildlife, Forestry, Integrated Environmental Planning and Geographic Information Systems programs are on the Selkirk College Castlegar Campus for a day-long student conference held Wednesday, April 10, 2019.
The day starts with coffee and registration at 8 a.m. Then, presenters will fill classrooms and lecture theatres around the college in the 17th year of the student conference.
View the full conference agenda here.
While this event is for SEG students only, all college staff and students are invited to attend the lecture by keynote speaker, Robert W. Gray, "Managing for Resilient Landscapes" in the Castlegar Campus Gym from 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm.
Keynote Speaker - Managing for Resilient Landscapes
Robert W. Gray is an AFE certified Wildland Fire Ecologist and the president of R.W. Gray Consulting Ltd. Robert has over 30 years experience in the research and application of many facets of fire science, including fire regime reconstruction, fire behavior and effects analysis, national and international fire management policy, and hazardous fuel management.
Most recently Robert has focused efforts on gaining a better understanding of fire behavior in mountain pine beetle impacted stands, the impact of past fires on future fire spread and severity, and fuel treatment effectiveness.
R.W. Gray Consulting Ltd. clients include: US Forest Service, Parks Canada, The World Bank, State of Washington, ?aq’am and Tsilhqot’in First Nation, B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, B.C. Ministry of Environment, University of Washington, University of Idaho and University of British Columbia, several rural BC communities (Cranbrook, Kimberley, Vernon), and many others.