Centre for Boreal Research

We work with industry and communities to support best management practices and reclamation of the boreal forest. Our team of research scientists and technicians with professional designations in forestry, biology and agrology work primarily out of our Peace River applied research facilities.

Technology Access Centre

The Centre for Boreal Research hosts the Boreal Forest Plant and Seed Technology Access Centre at the Peace River applied research facility. ThisTAC helps Canadian-based businesses get their products, processes and services market-ready by:

  • Offering objective advice and specialized technical services
  • Providing training related to new types of equipment and processes
  • Conducting applied research to develop solutions that address company challenges.

Learn more about Technology Access Centres across Canada.

Research areas

Learn more about our research specializations and the impact we've made in these areas with our industry partners.

Latest from the centre

Apr. 08, 2021

How scientists are restoring boreal peatlands to help keep carbon in the ground

NAIT explains how mosses play a critical role in the fight against climate change.

Apr. 07, 2021

NAIT receives funding to develop 360-degree training to help First Nations communities reclaim boreal forest

Polytechnic receives $771,638 grant from Future Skills Centre

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Mar. 22, 2021

Bugs help vegetation grow on tailings

NAIT applied research centres combine efforts to develop novel ways to remove water from tailings more efficiently.

Our experts

PhotoFull nameTitleSpecialization(s) 
Amanda SchoonmakerNSERC Industrial Research Chair for Colleges in Boreal Reclamation and Reforestation forest ecology, plant physiology vegetation management, novel nursery stock seedling approaches, reforestation and forest management
Bin XuNSERC Industrial Research Chair for Colleges in Peatland Restorationpeatland vegetation and community edology, ecological restoration and monitoring, climate change and greenhouse gas emissions, peatland restoration, peatland ecology, greenhouse gas modelling
Jean-Marie SobzeApplied Research Chair in Plant and Seed Technologies, Manager Boreal Forest Plant and Seed Technology Access Centrenative seed supply, plant propagation

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