Good news for forest genomics: major expansion of Université Laval's teaching and research forest


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Monday September 15, 2014

Good news for forest genomics: major expansion of Université Laval's teaching and research forest

The Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks, Laurent Lessard, and the rector of Université Laval, Denis Brière, announced on September 11, the expansion of 346 km2 to complement the existing 66 km2 of the Montmorency Forest.

The two parties reached an agreement to delegate the resource management of this new forest land to the teaching institution. This agreement brings to 412 km2 the total area of this unique environment for teaching and university research.



“The Montmorency Forest is a vast natural laboratory and a precious tool to help students, teachers and researchers to learn and innovate in an environment that addresses the operational realities of the forestry industry. (…) This major expansion of the Montmorency Forest will enable experiments closer to the realities and the integrated multi-resource management of the forest land”, said Minister Lessard.

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