2008-01-10

New partnership takes aim at pine beetle infestation

The mountain pine beetle and its devastating effects on BC’s forests is the focus of a new UVic research partnership with Canada’s Department of Natural Resources.

Under the multi-year partnership agreement, Natural Resources Canada will provide up to $2.25 million to the university for remote sensing research. Results will be used by policy-makers, communities and the forestry, mining and energy industries to diversify and strengthen the local economies of resource-based communities in BC.