Alex Fraser Research Forest
February 28, 2020
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.
March 26, 2019
BSCN-Alex Fraser Research Forest For my fifth and final co-op work term I was an undergraduate student intern at the Alex Fraser Research Forest. For the first half of my work term I was probing for Douglas-fir bark beetle. We set off each day to find Douglas-fir, which have been identified on an aerial survey […]