John Prince Research Forest


At 13 thousand hectares, the John Prince Research Forest is the largest research forest in North America and more than 32 times the size of Vancouver’s Stanley Park. The Forest is also unique in North America in that it is the only research forest that is jointly managed by a university and a First Nation community. Situated 50 km north of Fort St. James, the JPRF lies between Lakes Chuzghun (Tezzeron) and Tesgha (Pinchi)in traditional Tl’azt’en territory and provides inter-disciplinary research opportunities for UNBC researchers and students and education and employment opportunities for the local community.