Dunkley Lumber to jointly manage the College of New Caledonia’s Research Forest
Dunkley Lumber and the College of New Caledonia are pleased to announce that they have entered into a long term agreement to jointly manage CNC’s research forest. The agreement will see Dunkley work with CNC to manage the research forest through 2023. This agreement helps support CNC’s vision to have an economically self-sustaining and environmentally sustainable Research Forest.
The research forest provides CNC with opportunities to conduct research that will be of benefit to the forest industry and help British Columbians better understand our forest resources. It also provides students with an opportunity to apply the knowledge they are gaining in the classroom into a real world setting. Finally, money earned from the sale of timber from the research forest will help to support the Natural Resources and Environmental technology program for years to come.
Jason Fisher, Vice President of Dunkley Lumber: “We are excited about the opportunity to contribute to and work with CNC, an iconic institution in the northern interior. CNC has provided valuable knowledge and skills to many of our employees. In addition, CNC grads are out in the communities providing the services that make the northern interior such an attractive place to live and work.”
The CNC Research Forest Society has oversight of the Forest and research activities, and is composed of a number of committed and engaged industry, government and First Nations representatives.
More information can be found about the Research Forest at: http://www.cnc.bc.ca/research-forest.htm