The College of New Caledonia is getting $1 million to create a long-term industrial research chair in forest health, whose fact-findings could help the forestry industry.
The school has collaborated with the regional forest industry in central BC to create the position, and the five-year grant is being funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research council.
Richard Reich will be the chair. He’s a CNC Natural Resources and Environmental Technology instructor and has 26 years experience researching forest anatomy. His new responsibilities include leading research on things like stem rust diseases, something that makes wood very brittle. Diseases like these are rapidly growing in parts of BC and causing major headaches in the forestry industry. read more >>