The John Prince Research Forest (JPRF) is, first and foremost, a center for learning. We welcome researchers and students to partake of the resources available to further their interest in the ecosystems of Northern BC.
The JPRF supports research through three primary avenues:
- As a facility, the JPRF provides opportunity for researchers to conduct field experiments on a diverse landscape with staff coordination and support. In addition, researchers have access to JPRF databases (including monitoring data and LiDAR inventory) which can be supported from a research station in the study area.
- Second, the JPRF itself is something of an experiment. The unique co-management structure between UNBC and Tl’azt’en Nation has initiated much research in the past and continues to evoke interesting research questions.
- Third, the JPRF has an intensive internal research program. This research takes the form of long-term trials, ecological monitoring and targeted management issues. This research often driven by Tl’azt’en interests and is typically led by JPRF staff in partnership with colleagues at UNBC, other universities, government(s), and/or industry.
Among the opportunities available to those interested, we offer:
- A 16,683 ha. outdoor forest laboratory with opportunities to collect data and set up trials ,
- Support staff to provide researchers with logistical support,
- A research station with accommodation, cooking facilities, showers and classroom with internet and cell coverage,
- An on-going research program with opportunities to partner on research, that could accommodate graduate and undergraduate projects (and might include matching funds),
- Access to data gathered through our environmental monitoring program,
- Guided tours and experiential learning programs for groups and classes,
- Extension services including publication and consultation.
- Facilities Overview
For more information please contact:
Dexter Hodder, MSc
Director, Research and Education
John Prince Research Forest
P. O. Box 2378, Fort St. James
British Columbia, Canada, V0J 1P0