The total funding for the early intervention strategy research project is $18.4 million. There is $12 million in federal funding including the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Natural Resources Canada; $6.0 million from provincial stakeholders including the provinces and forest industry; and, $0.4 million from other stakeholders including universities and Forest Protection Limited. The research will focus on understanding how spruce budworm outbreaks start so that tactics can be developed that would limit or possibly prevent a widespread severe spruce budworm outbreak from occurring.
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