Canadian Forest Service Publications

The History of federal forestry research in Sault Ste. Marie. 2015. Dominy, S.; Ortiz, F. Forestory 6:3-7.

Year: 2015

Issued by: Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 36375

Language: English

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The year 2015 marks 70 years of federal forest research in Sault Ste. Marie. We explain the evolution of the Great Lakes Forestry Centre (GLFC), including its physical location, facilities and programs. Some key pioneering scientists are mentioned and early success stories in biocontrol, such as the development of a virus product for control of a forest insect and the history of the pesticide Bt are explained. We show how current research programs in areas such as fire management, silviculture and ecosystem research got started. We explain the current role of GLFC programs and collaborations.