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"The UNBC Connector Trail project represents a great success story for the community of Prince George. Through this project, eighteen jobs were created in Prince George for unemployed forest workers to conduct forest fire fuel management, forest regeneration and trail works along the UNBC Connector Trail. The project provided the workers with experience and training opportunities outside of their traditional forestry skill set. In return, their work resulted in a healthier forest interface and a reduced fire risk for the surrounding UNBC area."

Laurie-Ann Kosec, Parks and Open Space Planner, City of Prince George

Forest Regeneration Work Establishes UNBC Connector Trail In Prince George

The construction of the University of Northern British Columbia Connector Trail System created a total of forty person months of employment in 2009 and 2010. Through additional phases of this project that were funded by the Job Opportunities and Job Creation Programs, unemployed forest workers were hired to expand recreational…

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