CNC Research Forest: Reason for Being 

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The CNC Research Forest area was entrusted to the College of New Caledonia (CNC) as a critical resource to support and enrich student education via CNC’s Natural Resources and Forest Technology program. The Research Forest provides for excellent experiential student learning and research opportunities and first-hand experience in forest resource stewardship.  At the same time, northern British Columbia is afforded ready access to a venue for forest-based research, and an expert team of researchers to tackle your applied research and innovation challenges.


Meet CNC’s Applied Research Team

A CNC team devoted to studying forest-based natural resources.

CNC's Applied Research Team 

Meet the CNC Research Forest Society

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Providing independent oversight and guidance concerning CNC Research Forest operations.

Research Forest Society Members

Land Acknowledgement 

The CNC Research Forest is grateful for the educational and research opportunities provided by the lands and resources within the traditional territories of the Tse'khene peoples of McLeod Lake Indian Band, Lheidli T'enneh First Nation, Nazko First Nation and the nations within Treaty 8 territory including West Moberly First Nations, Halfway River First Nation and Doig River First Nation.

Partner Acknowledgements 

Thank you to the many employees of Dunkley Lumber Ltd, who were instrumental in initiating and supporting the forest stewardship, educational and research goals of the CNC Research Forest. Since 2009, Dunkley Lumber has provided reliable and trusted professional support, as well as operational expertise and guidance. CNC looks forward to many more years of positive collaboration with Dunkley Lumber employees and contractors. 

The initiation of the CNC Research Forest is the result of a coalition of partners led by the British Columbia Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and the forest industry presented by the Council of Forest Industries. The founding partners include the British Columbia Forest Professionals, Canadian Forest Products Ltd., the Canadian Institute of Forestry, Central Interior Logging Association, Council on Northern Interior Forest Employment Relations, the Consulting Foresters of British Columbia, the Prince George Truckers Association, Spectrum Resources Group and the University of Northern British Columbia.