Madame Jiang Visits the Long Beach MF

In July 1999, Madame Jiang, President of the Chinese Academy of Forestry, had the opportunity to visit the Long Beach Model Forest (LBMF).  In addition to other Chinese colleagues, Madame Jiang was accompanied by Mrs. Maureen O`Neil, President of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Dr. Gordon Smith, Chairman of the Board of Governors of IDRC.  It was an opportunity to tour the LBMF area and to learn about forestry issues in the region and some of the activities underway in LBMF.  The visit was opportune as the Chinese Academy of Forestry is the lead organization for the development of model forests in China.