Research Forest Planning Documents

5-Year Management Plan

Prior to conducting any operations, a Management Plan describing forestry and research objectives and requirements is to be submitted to the Prince George Natural Resource District Manager for approval every five years.

A significant portion of the content is devoted to the results and strategies that are to be applied when undertaking forestry harvesting operations. The plan also includes a timber supply review, which forecasts the short-term and long-term annual harvest level.

  • B-4 Post Harvest
  • bull moose
  • Grassy Field
  • B-6 Bdy Overview

Spruce Beetle Outbreak

In 2015, the province declared a spruce beetle outbreak within the Prince George and Mackenzie Natural Resource Districts. The rising spruce beetle was observed by the province in 2014, and to date, beetle attack is continuing at unprecedented levels. Some of the most severe areas of attack occurred within the CNC Research Forest.  Large scale salvage operations within the Research Forest units, north of Prince George, were initiated during the fall/winter of 2015/16 and completed in the fall of 2019.  Although there is still active spruce beetle attack within the Research Forest units north of Prince George, no further salvage operations are currently planned in order to leave significant areas of mature forest to natural processes.

For more information on the spruce beetle outbreak follow this link.

To provide comment on the Management Plan or the Research Forest operations, you may contact the Research Forest Manager at any time. 

Development Plan

Every three years or less, a Development Plan document and associated maps is updated, providing further planning specifics consistent with the approved Management Plan, and detailed summaries of the previous year’s developments. Portions of the Development Plan document and all the maps may be downloaded from this site. Additional information may be requested via the Research Forest Manager:

Documents for Downloading