The impact of natural resource developments, especially forestry and the forest industry, on Northern British Columbia's environment, people, economy, and culture is a strong teaching and research focus at UNBC. It is also one of the Northern BC Archives' (NBCA) largest subject areas for acquisition. Our collections on forest history in Northern BC are constantly expanding. This guide provides an overview of NBCA's holdings on this subject and includes collections from research and model forests such as Aleza Lake Research Forest and the McGregor Model Forest; collections from mills such as the Northwood Pulp & Timber Ltd. and Cornel Neronovitch Logging and Sawmills; photograph collections such as those by Parker Bonney; and a collection of oral histories involving the forest industry in the Upper Fraser.
Image: 2012.13.1.13.14 - Forest
Much of the history and development of this province is tied to its forests. We want to further expand our collections to show the importance of forestry as well as their impact on communities to the history of Northern BC. If you, your family, or your organization have materials that could expand this area of our collections, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our page on donations for more information and contact us if you have any questions.
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