Water and forest management focus of Selkirk Grand Forks campus public forum

By Karen McKinley
The Boundary Creek Times
May 10, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Kim Green

How forestry affects the snowpack and moisture has been the subject of study for years, but new techniques are giving foresters and researchers a more accurate picture. Two research projects were the subject of a public meeting at Selkirk College’s Grand Forks campus on May 2, hosted by the Kettle River Watershed Advisory Council. Two guest speakers led talks on their research projects: Kim Green on hydrological modeling in forest management and Cydney Potter’s research looking at LiDAR to study peak snow water storage in the environment to monitor forest recovery and regenerating stands. Last February, the council discussed some forestry-related subjects it wanted to feature in public meetings and these were voted on, explained RDKB watershed planner Kristina Anderson.

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