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UBC Faculty of Forestry Hosts Forests Summit 2020

University of British Columbia's Faculty of Forestry is pleased to announce that a promising step toward a bright future for British Columbia's forests has been achieved.


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UBC Forestry’s Cheryl Power Recognized for Outstanding Work in Caring for BC’s Forests

Cheryl Power, Assistant Manager of Malcolm Knapp Research Forest, received the Association of BC Forest Professionals’ Distinguished Forest Professional Award.


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UBC Forestry Part of North American Research Project Combating Climate Change

Two UBC Forestry professors have joined forces with a research team working to de-escalate the impact of wildfires caused by climate change.


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Alex Fraser Fireguard Rehabilitation Plan Addresses Forest Values

During the 2017 lightning-ignited fires in the Alex Fraser Research Forest, a 10,000-hectare parcel of crown land managed by the Faculty of Forestry to provide teaching and research opportunities. Resources and equipment were immediately deployed to suppress the fires. This included the construction of fireguards, areas strategically cleared of trees and other vegetation that serve as barriers around the perimeter of a wildfire. Fireguards work to stop a fire’s spread by removing all sources of fuel.


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Building Reforestation Strategies Through Macroscale Analysis

Finding research-based solutions to decide on the best reforestation practices in regions experiencing dryer and warmer conditions.


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Protecting Wild Salmon in Uncertain Times

Addressing the challenges to protect, conserve, and manage wild Pacific salmon is a significant aspect of professor Scott Hinch's research.


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UBC Forestry – A Major Contributor to New Cambridge University Press Book on Sustainable Development

Our faculty members were among the international researchers contributing to a Cambridge University Press book on sustainable development.


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Learning from Nature – Reconstructing Cellulose into High Performance Materials

Forest products are expanding beyond conventional wood, pulp, and paper products to include high-performance cellulose-based materials.


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Inclusive Innovation Action Fund

We are pleased to announce the Inclusive Innovation Action Fund to launch small creative endeavors designed for diversity & inclusion.


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Terry Sunderland Receives Scientific Achievement Award

Terry Sunderland was recently presented with the 2019 IUFRO Scientific Achievement Award at the XXV IUFRO Congress held in Curitiba, Brazil.