OTTAWA – The Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut forestier du Canada (CIF-IFC) is pleased to announce the Petawawa Research Forest (PRF), located in Chalk River, Ontario as the Forest Capital of Canada (FCC) for 2017-2019. The FCC Award was presented at the 2017 CIF-IFC Annual Awards Banquet. “The FCC designation was established in 1979 and celebrates a community or a region for its connectivity to the forest,” noted Dana Collins, executive director, CIF-IFC. …The PRF was selected for this special designation due to its strong forest history and scientific legacy, and continued dedication to long-term studies in fire, genetics and silviculture research, undertaken by the Canadian Forest Service, in collaboration with various partners. As Canada’s oldest and continuously run research forest, this designation coincides with the PRF 100th anniversary in 2018.