A wildfire case study in the Canadian Rocky Mountains

Thursday, March 18, 2010 (all day)

Speaker: Mike Stone

The Southern Rockies Watershed Project was established shortly after the 2003 Lost Creek wildfire (greater than 210 km2) to describe both the early magnitude, and subsequent trajectory of recovery of a broad range of watershed “values” in the high water yielding region of Alberta’s Southern Rockies. The research area located near the Crowsnest Pass (Alberta) encompasses seven large instrumented watersheds including three burned, two burned and salvage logged, and two unburned watersheds. This presentation describes changes in runoff dynamics and water quality during five years (2004-2008) to highlight water quality and quantity management challenges in a changing climate.

Further Information: Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience website