College of New Caledonia conducts applied research into stream restoration

Prince George Citizen
November 9, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

The College of New Caledonia’s Natural Resources and Forest Technology (NRFT) program is collaborating with community, government and industry partners to develop innovative approaches to river and stream restoration in northern B.C. The project, which focuses on areas affected by industrial use and land use changes, is operating just west of Prince George on the Chilako River. “The river’s watershed has been heavily modified from the mountain pine beetle, as well as land use changes associated with forestry and agriculture,” said Hardy Griesbauer, director of Applied Research and Innovation at CNC. “As a result, the river’s ability to provide fish and wildlife habitat has been compromised.”

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