Aleza Lake Research Forest is not only a university research forest, but is open to other sources of experimentation based in the private and public sectors, including industry, provincial and federal governments, and research institutes. Long-term data collected and archived by the Research Forest is available to support all types of forest-based research.
As a working forest, there is ample opportunity to experiment with innovation related to everything from harvesting, to silvicultural treatments, to non-timber forest products. As a small timber producer, the Research Forest is also well suited as a supplier of specialty lumber for the development of value-added products.
Preservation of selected research sites established by the provincial government continues today. New projects from government researchers are a welcome and complementary addition to the university-based research at the Forest.