Category Archives: History Stories

Stream Rehabilitation

Hansard Creek Crossing - Before and After
Hansard Creek Crossing - Before and After

In August, Phase I of Hansard Creek Stream Restoration project was completed.   The project focused on the restoration of fish passage on an existing major forest road crossing on Hansard Creek (i.e. construction of a fish weir), and rehabilitation of fish habitat on a 200-metre-long stream reach below the crossing.

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Exploring Our Roots

A synopsis and photos from the Exploring Our Roots: Forest History in Our Communities   conference is now posted on the NiCHE website (Network in Canadian History and Environment). The conference was held September 17th to 19th, 2009 in Prince George, BC, and was hosted by the Forest History Association of BC, the Northern BC Archives and the Aleza Lake Research Forest Society. Have a look at the broad range of topics and adventures that our delegates were lucky enough to enjoy!

Percy Barr’s Research Forest Legacy

Percy Barr on a velocipede near Aleza Lake, BC.

I wrote this article for the UBC Branchlines Alumni Newsletter, December 2006 issue, and it is published here with permission. It tells the story of one of the individuals who played a pivotal role in establishing the former Aleza Lake Experiment Station and is a great example of how this research facility was a launching point for many distinguished careers in the “early days” of BC forestry. Find out more about ALRF history here.

If you have memories of the Aleza Lake Experiment Station, or you know some one who does, please share them with us by posting a comment on this article!!

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