Kootenay Boundary Field Day: Range Revitalization at Peckham’s Range Unit

June 29, 2022 - 10:00am to 1:00pm(PDT/PST)
Peckham's Range Unit (Horseshoe Lake)
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Kootenay & Boundary Farm Advisors (KBFA) Presents a Field Day

Attend this field day to see the results of a project in the East Kootenay to restore rangeland for livestock grazing at the Peckham's Range Unit near Fort Steele. In the 1960s and 1980s, the 100ha range unit was converted from native pasture to domestic grass species and is an important area for grazing ungulates and livestock, as well as a high-use recreation site. However, the area has experienced a decline in range productivity for grazing due to a variety of large-scale invasive plant infestations and management challenges. In an attempt to restore the site's grazing potential and manage weeds, MFLNRORD has invested in significant range improvement strategies over the last two years.  At this field day we will hear from Hanna McIntyre with MFLNRORD who will share the history of the area, restoration strategies, seeding techniques, and participants will view the project results. Local rancher Tony Pighin will show how grazing management with livestock has been incorporated into the site's restoration plan. The East Kootenay Invasive Species Council (EKISC) will show the results of the invasive plant management treatments and future plans for the site