Dr. Brian Chatterton, Professor Emeritus Dr. Nat Rutter, from the University of Alberta along with other members of the Board of the prestigious Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation will examine and review the local geology and look at some newly discovered East Kootenay Trilobite fossil sites near the Bull River.
The research expedition is being organized and sponsored by the College of The Rockies, exploring educational opportunities as part of the fossil site development.
The sheer scale of the sites will require a long-term approach to both the approach to research and prudent management of such a rare remarkable paleontological resource.
The East Kootenay discoveries are exciting Paleontologists from around the globe. While the research has only started on these sites, some 100 different species of trilobites, many of which are new to science, have been uncovered.