State of Knowledge Reports


About the State of Knowledge Program


The State of Knowledge program was launched by the Sustainable Forest Management Network (SFMN) to capture the knowledge and wisdom that had accumulated in publications and people over a decade of research. The goal was to create a foundation of current knowledge on which to build policy, practice and future research. The program supported groups of researchers, working with experts from SFMN partner organizations, to review literature and collect expert opinion about issues of importance to Canadian forest management. The priority topics for the program were suggested by the Network’s partners in consultation with the research theme leaders. Each State of Knowledge team chose an approach appropriate to the topic. The projects involved a diversity of workshops, consultations, reviews of published and unpublished materials, synthesis and writing activities. The result is a suite of reports that we hope will inform new policy and practice and help direct future research.

The State of Knowledge program has been a clear demonstration of the challenges involved in producing a review that does justice to the published literature and captures the wisdom of experts to point to the future. We take this opportunity to acknowledge with gratitude the investment of time and talent by many researchers, authors, editors, reviewers and the publication production team in bringing the program to a successful conclusion.

SOK Reports

Climate Change and Forest Management in Canada: Impacts, Adaptive Capacity and Adaptation Options. (2010). Mark Johnston, Tim Williamson, Alison Munson, Aynslie Ogden, Martin Moroni, Reg Parsons, David Price and John Stadt. [ PDF ]

Ecosystem Service Valuation, Market-Based Instruments, and Sustainable Forest Management: A Primer. (2010). Jay Anderson, Carla Gomez W., Geoff McCarney, Vic Adamowicz, Nathalie Chalifour, Marian Weber, Stewart Elgie and Michael Howlett. [ PDF ]

Relationships between Protected Areas and Sustainable Forest Management: Many Shades of Green. (2010). Yolanda F. Wiersma, Peter N. Duinker, Wolfgang Haider, Glen T. Hvenegaard and Fiona K. A. Schmiegelow. [ PDF ]

Sustainable Forest Management and Protected Areas: Perspectives from Central Europe. (2010). Ulrike Pröbstl, Martin Sowa and Wolfgang Haider. [ PDF ]

Ecological Implications of Changing the Composition of Boreal Mixedwood Forests. (2010). Ellen Macdonald, Nicolas Lecomte, Yves Bergeron, Suzanne Brais, Han Chen, Phil Comeau, Pierre Drapeau, Victor Lieffers, Sylvie Quideau, John Spence and Tim Work. [ PDF ]

Natural Capital: Using Ecosystem Service Valuation and Market-Based Instruments as Tools for Sustainable Forest Management. (2010). Jay Anderson, Carla Gomez W., Geoff McCarney, Vic Adamowicz, Nathalie Chalifour, Marian Weber, Stewart Elgie and Michael Howlett. [ PDF ]

Collaboration between Aboriginal peoples and the Canadian forestry industry: a dynamic relationship. (2010). Stephen Wyatt, Jean-François Fortier, Garth Greskiw, Martin Hébert, Solange Nadeau, David Natcher, Peggy Smith, Ron Trosper. [ PDF ]

Can Aboriginal Land Use and Occupancy Studies be Applied Effectively in Forest Management?
(2010). Stephen Wyatt, Jean-François Fortier, Garth Greskiw, Martin Hébert, Solange Nadeau, David Natcher, Peggy Smith, Delphine Théberge and Ron Trosper. [ PDF ]

Hydrological principles for conservation of water resources within a changing forested landscape. (2011). Irena Creed, Gabor Sass, Fred Beall, Jim Buttle, Dan Moore and Margaret Donnelly. [ PDF ]

Scientific theory, data and techniques for conservation of water resources within a changing forested landscape. (2011). Irena Creed, Gabor Sass, Fred Beall, Jim Buttle, Dan Moore and Margaret Donnelly. [ PDF ]