UNBC researcher and senior lab instructor, Roy Rea, has published yet another great photo on the cover of The American Biology Teacher journal. This photo shows a skunk cabbage (Lysichiton americanus) blooming in early spring at ALRF. Click on the image to read the published photo caption, and find out why this plant has such a ‘skunky’ smell!
This spring and summer, ALRFS staff will be planning and implementing small stand management treatments to mitigate forest fire and safety risks posed by dead trees on UNBC Campus. Planned and supervised by Mike Jull, professional forester and manager of the ALRF, these treatments will focus on a total of around 5 hectares of beetle-killed pine stands plus any scattered unsafe trees along campus road sides and parking lots. A consultation process for the UNBC campus will be conducted through the last half of April and the tree removal will occur in June and July.
More information about these campus forest management activities will be available on the UNBC Facilities website.
Cabin fever? Prepare to get outdoors this spring at the Aleza Lake Research Forest…
ALRFS just published two new trail maps on our Maps page. We are also preparing a trail brochure which will have maps and more information about how to get to the Research Forest and what you can find on the trails…so stay tuned!
Not interested in going out for a walk on your own? Arrange for a guided tour for your group! For more information see our Education page.