One of Chinooks commitments in its management plan was to conduct 3 research papers. Chinooks first paper is on ASSESSING SET ASIDE OLD-GROWTH FORESTS WITH AIRBORNE LiDAR METRICS. Chinook teamed up with UNBC to complete this first paper, using Chinooks LiDAR/High Resolution Inventory System (HRIS). Luizmar de Assis Barros is the under study student who completed the work. Luizmar worked under professor Che Elkin.
Second paper is around SYSTEMATIC CONSERVATION PLANNING OF OLD-GROWTH VALUES.
Third paper is based around mixed species stands for fire mitigation. Expected completion date December 2020.