Reclamation and reforestation of industrial disturbances in Alberta’s boreal forest is vital to the forest’s long-term health. Reforestation also ensures that future generations will be in a position to utilize this resource for a variety of purposes (timber, recreation or simply for its ecological value) in the decades to come. Our mission is to provide cost-effective methods, technologies, and best practices to support reforestation activities throughout the province of Alberta.

The NAIT Centre for Boreal Research forest reclamation research program is jointly funded by the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), NAIT, industry, government, and small and medium-sized enterprise (SMEs) partners, and led by Dr. Amanda Schoonmaker, NSERC Industrial Research Chair.