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Recommended Links for Student Research

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Associations & Organizations

Association of BC Forest Professionals - www.abcfp.ca
Canadian Forestry Association
- www.canadianforestry.com
Canadian Institute of Forestry
- www.cif-ifc.org
Council of Forest Industries
- www.cofi.org
Federation of BC Woodlot Association - www.woodlot.bc.ca
Festival of Forestry Teacher Tours -
www.festivalofforestry.org
Interior Logging Association - www.interiorlogging.org
Interior Lumber Manufacturers' Association
- www.ilma.com
Temperate Forest Foundation
- www.forestinfo.org

Government

Alberta Ministry of the Environment
www.environment.gov.ab.ca/edu/

BC Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations
Info in Research, Library, Forest Science, Forest Practices sections.
www.gov.bc.ca/for/

Canadian Forest Service
Resource information on many forestry issues, such as forest health (insects, disease, fire), climate change, Forests in Canada, the boreal forest and facts about the Canadian forest industry.
www.cfs.nrcan.gc.ca

Natural Resources Canada
Info on Canada’s forests, climate change and renewable energy.
www.nrcan.gc.ca

Forestry Companies

Canfor - www.canfor.com
Downie Timber Ltd. - www.downietimber.com
Gorman Bros. Lumber Ltd. - www.gormanbros.com
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
- www.lpcorp.com
Norbord - www.norbord.com
Revelstoke Community Forest Corporation - www.rcfc.bc.ca
Tolko Industries Ltd.
- www.tolko.com
Weyerhaeuser - www.weyerhaeuser.com

Post-Secondaries with Forestry-Related Programs

British Columbia Institute of Technology - www.bcit.ca
Camosun College - www.camosun.bc.ca
College of New Caledonia - www.cnc.bc.ca
College of the Rockies - www.cotr.bc.ca
Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design - www.eciad.bc.ca
Kwantlen University College - www.kwantlen.bc.ca
Nicola Valley Institute of Technology - www.nvit.bc.ca
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology - www.nait.ca
Northwest Community College - www.nwcc.bc.ca
North Island College - www.nic.bc.ca
Northern Lights College - www.nlc.bc.ca
Okanagan College - www.okanagan.bc.ca
Royal Roads University - www.royalroads.ca
Selkirk College - www.selkirk.ca/rr
Thompson Rivers University - www.tru.ca
University of Alberta - www.rr.ualberta.ca
University of British Columbia - www.forestry.ubc.ca
University of British Columbia (Okanagan) - web.ubc.ca/okanagan
University College of the Fraser Valley - www.ucfv.bc.ca
University of Northern British Columbia - www.unbc.ca/forestry
Vancouver Island University - www.viu.ca

Check out these Forest Info Websites:

BC Forest Information
Info, videos and fact pages under "Resources"
www.naturallywood.com

California's Talk About Trees-The Forest Foundation
Classroom lessons include vocabulary listings and student activity pages on topics such as Forest Health, Nature's Treasure Chest, Forest Carbon & Our Climate, Forest Watersheds.
www.talkabouttrees.org

Canada Wood Council
www.cwc.ca

Canadian Forestry Association
Teacher guides/lesson plans for past and present National Forest Week booklets, eg. Fire, air, endangered species/ links to university/college programs.
www.canadianforestry.com

Canadian Institute of Forestry
www.cif-ifc.org

Canadian Model Forest Network
View the ‘Model Forests in Canada’ map and the latest video on research done in these forests.
www.modelforest.net

Canadian Women in Timber
Downloadable forest education activity resources
www.canadianwomenintimber.com

Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network (CBEEN)
School age resource list.
www.cbeen.org

Columbia Mountains Institute of Applied Ecology
Secondary level materials in the “National Park Feature” articles.
www.cmiae.org

Council of Forest Industries
Forest Education resource site, featuring teaching kits such as BC's Mountain Pine Beetle (Elem. and Sec.), Climate Change and Our Forests (Elem. and Sec.) BC Forest Products for the World (Sec.).
www.cofi.org/forest-education/teaching-resources/

Fire Information:

www.nrcan.gc.ca/forests/fire-insects-disturbances/17598
www.bcwildfire.ca/FightingWildfire/
www.smokeybear.com        

Forest Academy
Become a forest expert and take a journey through the woods- collect merit badges as you learn about trees and their environment.
www.theforestacademy.com

Georgia-Pacific
Wildlife in the forest, water, energy, paper recycling, the forester's job… with lessons & activities in a well-designed format.
www.gp.com/EducationalinNature

Idaho Forest Products
Lessons, free materials, tree facts, paper info.
www.idahoforests.org

Inside Education Society of Alberta
Great teacher resources.
www.insideeducation.ca

Lakehead University Faculty of Forestry:
Global boreal forests, including wildlife and vegetation, forest management and sustainability.
www.borealforest.org

Living Landscapes
Search “old growth forests” to bring up lesson plans on forest ecosystems.
http://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca

Mountain Pine Beetle Information:

www.beetleinfo.com
www.for.gov.bc.ca

Mr. B’s Forestry Web
Teacher and student lessons & resources
http://breitlinks.com/myforestry/for_teachers.htm

Powell River Forestry Museum
Archive photos and story text on the history of coastal logging from the "Early Logging Days" to the 1950's.
www.prfhs.org

Real Trees For Kids
Graded material for elementary to secondary students with topics such as tree classification, tree species and the life cycle of a tree.
www.realtrees4kids.org

Royal BC Museum
Journeys & Transformations - BC Landscapes: FORESTS Teacher’s guide and student info on forest types, wildlife trees and more.
www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/exhibits/journeys/english/index.php

Royal BC Museum Time Machine- To find out about BC's history, enter the "Time Machine", then click on "BC Resource Development- Forestry" and read about the history of the forest industry in BC as well as about other resources such as mining, fishing and agriculture.     
www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/exhibits/bc-archives-time-machine/   

Saskatchewan Forestry Association - Forest Education Resources 
www.whitebirch.ca

McQueen Lake Environmental Education Centre
Located north of Kamloops, BC, the McQueen Lake Education Center offers student field trips and tours, bookings, overnight stays & trail information. Site also includes info on how to book 'Adopt a Forester' classroom presenters.
www.mcqueenlake.sd73.bc.ca

Silver Lake Forestry Camp
www.silverlakekidscamp.com

Temperate Forest Foundation
Videos, books, posters, brochures (Ecolinks).
www.forestinfo.org

Tree Canada
Arboreal provincial emblems, tree ID, tree trivia, tree planting and Canada’s forests.
www.treecanada.ca

Virtual Museum
Enter search words “Flumes, Booms & Sawdust” to find historical photos and stories about Logging in the Shuswap.
www.virtualmuseum.ca

Walk in the Woods
Video clips, nature notes, links and resources for studies about the environment. Great for elementary student research.
http://extension.illinois.edu/woods/

What Comes From Trees?
www.freenetwork.org/kids/comes_from_trees.html

WoodLinks
Secondary level value-added forestry program.
www.woodlinks.com

Wood Manufacturing Council
www.wmc-cfb.ca


Last updated: May 2016

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