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Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Northern Forestry Centre

Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Northern Forestry Centre

About

The Northern Forestry Centre is one of five research centres within the Canadian Forest Service. It is based in Edmonton.

Its research priorities are for the three prairee provinces and the Northwest Territories:

  • Boreal ecosystem ecology
  • Climate change and forests research
  • Land reclamation
  • Wildland fire

The Canadian Forest Service conducts regional and national forest research activities in different locations across the country in state-of-the-art facilities.

Program & Project Involvement

Comparison of understory burning and mechanical site preparation to regenerate lodgepole pine stands killed by MPB
Project

Comparison of understory burning and mechanical site preparation to regenerate lodgepole pine stands killed by MPB

While detection and control efforts are key to mitigating MPB, it's also important to improve how land managers respond after an attack.

Mountain pine beetle population dynamics in new habitats and climates: The potential for eastern and northern spread in Canada
Project

Mountain pine beetle population dynamics in new habitats and climates: The potential for eastern and northern spread in Canada

Warmer weather is driving MPB range expansion, but how well will the beetle take hold in novel habitats?

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