Quesnel was finding forestry refinement in Finland

By Frank Peebles
The Quesnel Cariboo Observer
December 21, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

QUESNEL, BC — Local forestry professionals had their knowledge base grow in forests half a world away. Thirty-one people travelled from B.C. to Finland, this fall, to get ground truth from their Scandinavian counterparts. B.C. and Finland are both world leaders in forest use and forest husbandry, but have widely different localized practices. This visit included Quesnel’s forestry initiatives manager, Erin Robinson, who reported back to mayor and council on the experience. …This junket was led by the University of B.C. and dovetailed with Finnish delegations that have been to Quesnel during the past year for knowledge exchanges here in our forestry settings. …Opportunities were presented like district heating systems, which, in a limited way, are already in use around here in settings like the downtown Prince George buildings connected to the Lakeland Mills biomass burner.

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