The Airshed Management Society

BVLDAMS is a non-profit organization registered in the Province of BC with charitable status. We have been operating as a coalition of citizens, industry, local business, health professionals, environmental scientists and community planners since November 2002.

Our mandate is to educate, and increase the understanding of the public, environmental organizations, government and the press about environmental preservation and restoration by offering workshops, seminars, training and lectures on the topic of air quality and its importance.

We also conduct research relating to air quality, and to disseminate to the public the results of such research.

Download the Bulkley Valley Lakes District Airshed Management Society’s Constitution

Click here for our 2022 AGM details.

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The BVLD AMS has completed the following milestones:

  • Formed a society that includes board members from provincial & local governments, industry & the public;
  • First Airshed Management Plan in 2004;
  • Woodstove exchange program in the BVLD airshed created and  implemented beginning in 2006;
  • Host an Annual Open Burners forum; used to organize and ensure forest harvesting and agricultural debris burning occurs during good venting conditions;
  • Produced a Local government toolkit with policy and communication materials to promote fine particulate (PM 2.5) emission reductions;
  • Website with Airshed Management Plan, history, information & resources (;
  • Custom venting forecasting system developed and implemented from 2004 to present; and
  • Completion of an updated Airshed Management Plan (2012)
  • Completed update MicroEmmission Inventories and plain language summary
  • Funding, installing and maintaining the Purple Air Sensor Network in the airshed

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Current Board of Directors:
Dave DuncanSmithers
Doug BysouthBurns Lake
Troy ReitsmaDistrict of Houston
Sybille Haeussler PhD RPFSmithers
Paula TaitPrince George
Simon SchatVillage of Telkwa
Genvieve PatersonTown of Smithers
Charlie RensbyVillage of Burns Lake
Ray SturneyVillage of New Hazleton

To name a few former, recent Directors:

  1. Dave Stevens, Smithers
  2. Frits Goossen, Flying Dutchman Service
  3. Greg Brown, Town of Smithers
  4. Derek Meerdink, Telkwa
  5. Barry Watson, Ministry of the Environment
  6. John Siebenga, District of Houston
  7. Garth Ehalt, West Fraser, HFP Division
  8. Rob Newell, Regional District of Bulkley Nechako, Director for Area G
We would like to acknowledge the support of Nadina Community Futures, they provide us with open access to their facilities.
We would like to acknowledge the support of the Bulkley Valley Research Centre. In the past they have provided open access to their facilities and resources.