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$28M funding kickstarts new invasive species research centre


Sault Ste Marie, ON – A new, multi-million dollar research centre in Sault Ste Marie will focus on finding ways to detect, contain and control alien invasive species. The new Invasive Species Centre will be located at the federal government’s Great Lakes Forestry Centre (GLFC).

The federal government is providing a total of $13.4 million to the GLFC, consisting of $9 million in funding over two years for the new Invasive Species Centre and $4.4 million to modernize the GLFC facilities. Ontario’s provincial government has committed $15 million to the Invasive Species Centre initiative.

The Great Lakes Forestry Centre is one of six Canadian Forest Service centres across the country.