The Amazing COFI Camp

 
The Council of Forest Industries Education Program will be holding their annual Natural Resources Management Camp for School District 57 senior high school students, hosted at ALRF on May 19th and 20th this year. After learning about the art, science and rewarding careers in natural resources, the students will  tackle the Amazing NRM Challenge where teams will be asked to complete physically and mentally demanding activities – and have lots of fun doing it!

Tiny Forest Emerges in Greenhouse

Our  seedlings are now over 4 months old!  Planted just before Christmas, the Western larch are a whopping 8 inches tall and the grow lights have been reduced before they are planted in early June.

 The Western yellow cedar are showing their secondary growth – actual cedar leaves! They are still under the grow lights and will continue to  live in the greenhouse until they are ready to plant this fall.

Both sets of trees are growing in the greehouse attached to UNBC’s Enhance Forestry Laboratory. If the climate change predictions are accurate, these species should grow very well here in the future, but the question is how  well can these species survive in the short-term? By  planting experimental trials we can monitor their growth and  development at the Research Forest  and come up with some answers that might help future forest management decision-making.