Tomorrow’s Forests Newsletter

A newsletter that highlights SFM Network research and activities.

Fall 2009 – HQP Issue

A number of important research topics are addressed including:

  • The importance of mixed canopies for Boreal understory communities;
  • Variable retention harvesting and prescribed burning as effective forest management tools for maintaining spider diversity;
  • Refining detail of forest site classification for the Fundy Model Forest in New Brunswick;
  • Keekeenuhwuhcheecheekun reading the signs (Whitefeather Forest, Ontario),
  • Insect damage: Can we predict how much will occur? Should we control? If yes, then where?

Spring 2009 – Conference Issue

The Network’s Fifth International Conference, will highlight its most recent research successes as a Networks of Centres of Excellence. The conference will focus on the future with keynote addresses from “Buzz” Holling, Peter Senge, Gwynne Dyer, and Thomas Homer-Dixon. Significant discussion will occur regarding the outcomes of the Network’s Forest Futures Project, the need for Canadian forest tenure system reform, the need for ongoing Sustainable Aboriginal Communities research, and the future direction of forest sustainability research.

Fall 2008

  • Valuing Nature: Market-Based Approaches to Forest Ecosystem Management by Dr. Vic Admamowicz
  • Conserving Water Resources in Canada’s Changing Forest Landscape by Dr. Irena Creed
  • Climate Change and Forest Management in Canada by Dr. Mark Johnston
  • Unmixing the Mixedwoods: Biodiversity, productivity, and climate change issues in the boreal mixedwoods by Dr. Ellen Macdonald
  • Protected Areas and Sustainable Forest Management: Kissing cousins or family feud? By Dr. Yolanda Wiersma
  • Harmonisation of Aboriginal and Industry Interests: Can we sing from the same page? By Dr. Stephen Wyatt.

Spring 2008

  • Dr. Han Chen: Busting Myths: Future Forest Composition and Structure
  • Scenario Planning: Do the forests and forest sector have a long-term future? Community consultations planned
  • Dr. Jay Malcolm: Forest biomass: a low-hanging fruit?
  • Dr. Marian Weber: Are tradeable land use permits a possibility for conservation management?
  • New 2008 research notes provide practical forest management advice.

Summer 2007

  • Dr. Shashi Kant: Government-controlled Market-based Stumpage System can perform as well as a Market Pricing System
  • Dr. Jim Fyles: Expanding Horizons
  • Dr. Peter Duinker: Whither the Forests of Canada? SFM Network’s Forest Futures Project
  • Learning from our Aboriginal Partners
  • Grand Chief Sewepagaham’s Speech Received Honorary Doctorate from Athabasca University.

Spring 2007

  • NCE Chairs’ Award Winner: Dr. Christian Messier, Ecologist finds way to maximize timber production while protecting ecosystems
  • Dr. Jim Fyles: Partnership at the edge of the agenda
  • Loose Ends? Creating a student run HQP association
  • SFM Network Publications listings for recent synthesis and research note publications
  • Climate change options: selected Network projects.

Spring 2006

  • SFM Network forges ahead: NCE announces funding renewals and creates five new initiatives
  • Boreal Forest Riparian Bird Communities: What is the impact of forest harvesting, agriculture and oil and gas development?
  • New SFM Modeling Toolkit in the Works
  • Harvest Residuals and Conservation Biodiversity: What shape and characteristics work best?

Winter 2005

  • Network accomplishments highlighted in National Roundtable Report and NCE Midterm Review
  • Economic feasibility of recreational enterprises with first nations cultural attributes
  • SFM Network co-hosts 2005 Aboriginal Field School, Quaaout Resort, Chase B.C.
  • Adapted Timber Supply Model can now use Carbon (C) as forest management indicator.

Spring 2005

  • Building capacity through research: a vital and productive link
  • The journey from student to Network Principal Investigator: An interview with Dr. Glen Armstrong
  • Loonskin spearheads landscape data input into ALCES: Computer model helps guuge land-use tradeoffs for Little Red River Cree.

Summer 2004

  • Developing an SFM Framework: why does it matter? (an interview with Margaret Donnelly)
  • A journey of discovery: Riverside’s SFM Framework (Stephen L. Viszlai)
  • Developing a Sustainable Forest Management Framework: Little Red River Cree Nation’s approach (Marc G. Stevenson)

Winter 2004

  • Economics of forest sustainability (an interview with Vic Adamowicz)
  • Certification of sustainable forest management practices: a global perspective on why countries certify: a summary (G. Cornelis van Kooten)
  • Why might forest companies certify?: results from a Canadian survey: a summary (Ilan Vertinsky)
  • Economic perspectives for sustainability: a corporate approach (Paul Jeakins, Nicole Robinson)
  • Can forest management strategies sustain the development needs of the Little Red River Cree First Nation?: a summary (Harry Nelson)

Summer 2003

  • Calibrating “red eyes in space” (Marvin Abugov)
  • Towards sustainable management of the boreal forest (Phil Burton)
  • The benefits of broad-based training at Network cross-cultural student training workshops (Bruce Macnab)
  • Slash loading guide improves regeneration of Trembling Aspen, Duck Mountains, Manitoba (Marvin Abugov)

Winter 2003

  • New strategy recognizes First Nations peoples’ needs, rights, and interests in forest planning and management (Marvin Abugov)
  • Future fire in Canada’s boreal forest (an interview with Mike Flannigan)
  • Innovative presentation methods featured at November 2002 SFM Network conference (Peter Duinker)
  • Fall 2002 SFM Network student field camp (Bruce Macnab)

Fall 2002

  • Message from Allan Rock, Minister of Industry
  • SFM Network’s Third International Conference: the right mix for obtaining new forest management insights (Bruce Macnab)
  • Viewpoint: an interview with Mr. Jim Lopez, Executive VP Forest Resource Management, Tembec Inc.
  • New Brunswick: a microcosm of Canada? (Marc-André Villard)
  • Development and implementation of an ecosystem management strategy for the boreal forest of eastern Québec (Sylvie Gauthier and Louis De Grandpré)
  • Integrated resource management: what does it take to “integrate”? (Naomi Krogman, Colette Fluet, Debra Davidson, and Norah MacKendrick)

Winter 2002

  • The challenge of biodiversity conservation in Canada’s boreal forests (Marian Weber)
  • A new approach to forest management in Québec: the Québec Integration Project (Stephen Yamasaki, Dan Kneeshaw, Christian Messier, Marie-Josée Fortin, Andrew Fall, Alain Leduc, Pierre Drapeau, and Luc Bouthillier)
  • Research strategy consolidation
  • DeYoe to manage Network’s KETE strategy
  • Québec Province and Cree sign historic agreement (Marc Stevenson)
  • Honour roll
  • Improving public participation in SFM (Peter Duinker)
  • So why do it? SFM Network student exchanges (Vern Peters and Ken Stadt)
  • Advances in forest management: from knowledge to practice
  • Building bridges among nations, disciplines, and generations

Summer 2001

  • Highlights of six years of intensive research work involving several of the Network’s First Nations partners.
  • Building capacity through leading edge research (an interview with Jim Webb)
  • Welcome to this special issue (Vic Adamowicz)
  • Future research directions: Sustainable Aboriginal Communities (Clifford G. Hickey)
  • The challenge with traditional knowledge research (Marc Stevenson)
  • Sharing knowledge: protocols and processes (Marvin Abugov)
  • Helping communities market a non-timber forest product (an interview with Peter Boxall)
  • Creating a new reality (Jamie Honda-McNeil)
  • Caribou-Lower Peace Cooperative Forest Management Board (Naomi Krogman and Leslie Treseder)
  • Accommodating Abor iginal and treaty rights: a workshop (Marc Stevenson)
  • Workshops/symposiums: catalysts for new research directions (Marvin Abugov)