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Aleza Lake, BC Science and Technology
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Aleza Lake Research Forest fonds

  • 2007.1
  • Fonds
  • 1913-2001

Contains significant materials covering a wide range of topics related to forestry research and forest management practices in Central British Columbia from the 1920s to the 1980s with the bulk of the materials dating from 1924 to 1963. Includes early surveys and descriptions of the Upper Fraser area, early maps and plans of the Research Forest, and historical meteorological registers from the area. Also includes unpublished scientific reports, communications, administrative and technical reports, timber sale records, and general forestry related reports and publications. Photographs include images of the Experimental Station dating from its inception and images of the Young Men's Forestry Training Program situated at Aleza Lake in 1936. Research records include experimental plot files that contain field notebooks dating from 1928 to 1958 which note locations of the experimental plots as well as sample plots from the surrounding areas of Hutton, Penny, and Foreman. The field notebooks also record growth and mortality data of white spruce balsam from 1928 to 1958 and soil types. The fonds also contains some records related to the re-emergence of the Aleza Lake Research Forest (ALRF) in the 1980s and 1990s.

Aleza Lake Research Forest

Signing of the first ALRF Management Plan

File consists of a photograph commemorating the signing of the first Aleza Lake Research Forest Management Plan. Front row, left to right: Ken Pendergast, BC Forest Service Prince George District Manager; Harry Coates, BCFS Forest Research Technician (1957-1993); John Revel, BCFS Silviculture Forester (1960-1993). Back row, left to right: Mike [?], BCFS Prince George Silviculture Manager; Henry Benskin, BCFS Research Branch; Michael Jull, BCFS Research Silviculturist, Prince George Region; Dan Lousier, BCFS Prince George Region Research Section Head; Brian Harding, Northwood Pulp & Timber Ltd. Woodlands Manager.

Churchill Look-Out Photographs

Photographs are panoramas taken from the Churchill BC Forest Service Lookout, located at latitude 54°04' and longitude 122°16'. The photographs were bound together and include a transparent grid that was intended to be used for locating forest fires.

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