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Canfor Corporation

Canfor Corporation

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Canfor is one of the world’s largest producers of sustainable lumber, pulp and paper. Canfor’s Western Canadian operations source wood fibre primarily through long-term replaceable tenure agreements on publicly-owned land. They operate throughout BC and in Grande Prairie, Alberta.

Program & Project Involvement

Alberta Land-use Knowledge Network
Program

Alberta Land-use Knowledge Network

LanduseKN.ca is Alberta's hub for land use information.

Caribou Program
Program

Caribou Program

The fRI Research Caribou Program carries out applied research, in partnership with industry and the Government of Alberta, to help maintain caribou herds in Alberta into the future.

Forest History Program
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Forest History Program

The Forest History Program chronicles the natural and management history of the foothills forest.

GIS Program
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GIS Program

The GIS program provides an exceptional level of GIS and data management support services for fRI Research.

Grizzly Bear Program
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Grizzly Bear Program

The fRI Research Grizzly Bear Program provides knowledge and planning tools to ensure the long-term conservation of grizzly bears in Alberta.

Healthy Landscapes Program
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Healthy Landscapes Program

The program, formerly known as the Natural Disturbance Program, looks at landscape change at a huge scale: Canada's boreal forest.

Mountain Pine Beetle Ecology Program
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Mountain Pine Beetle Ecology Program

The program carries out focused research on infestations of mountain pine beetle in Alberta.

Water Program
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Water Program

In 2011, the Fish and Watersheds Program refocused on hydrology and became the Water Program.

Stand dynamics after mountain pine beetle attack
Project

Stand dynamics after mountain pine beetle attack

How will a stand respond after MPB infestation, and what can the forestry industry do to help it regenerate?

Beyond Beetle: Natural and facilitated lodgepole pine regeneration after mountain pine beetle outbreaks in Alberta
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Regenerated Lodgepole Pine Project
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Regenerated Lodgepole Pine Project

An FGrOW initiative.

Cooperative Management of Historic Research Trials
Project
Establishment of PSP network to monitor stand dynamics and establish yield curves for stands killed by MPB
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Establishment of PSP network to monitor stand dynamics and establish yield curves for stands killed by MPB

As a result of significant in-flights of mountain pine beetles coming from British Columbia in 2006 and 2009, as well as subsequent local production, there are widely distributed pine dominated stands throughout Alberta that have been significantly affected by MPB-caused mortality.

Provincial growth and yield initiative (PGYI)
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Provincial growth and yield initiative (PGYI)

Better models by sharing data between companies and government.

Cutblock Inventory Classification Subcommittee
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Cutblock Inventory Classification Subcommittee

The Cutblock Inventory Classification Subcommittee was initiated in January 2015 to continue the work of the AFGO Strata Subcommittee.

Research to Support Recovery and Long Term Conservation of Grizzly Bears in Alberta
Project

Research to Support Recovery and Long Term Conservation of Grizzly Bears in Alberta

This project develops population recovery targets based on habitat, and non-invasive techniques for monitoring grizzly bear reproductive performance.

Identifying High Residency Habitat and Functional Movement Paths for Caribou in West-Central Alberta
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Identifying High Residency Habitat and Functional Movement Paths for Caribou in West-Central Alberta

Locating habitat and prioritizing restoration in west-central Alberta.

Can forestry and silviculture practices help increase caribou functional habitat in west-central Alberta?
Project

Can forestry and silviculture practices help increase caribou functional habitat in west-central Alberta?

This project will evaluate and mitigate industrial impacts on west-central Alberta Caribou herds.

Caribou behaviour and calving success in relation to oil and gas development: are all disturbances created equal?
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Caribou behaviour and calving success in relation to oil and gas development: are all disturbances created equal?

Do caribou avoid well sites? Does activity at well sites affect caribou survival?

Potential Impacts of Mountain Pine Beetle and Management Actions on Grizzly Bear and Caribou Populations in West-Central Alberta
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Potential Impacts of Mountain Pine Beetle and Management Actions on Grizzly Bear and Caribou Populations in West-Central Alberta

This project will determine how MPB-killed stands are impacting caribou and grizzly bear habitat.

Combining Field and LiDAR Modeling Tools to Move Beyond Indicator Based Approaches for Surface Erosion: Simonette as a Test Area for the Foothills Natural Region
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Combining Field and LiDAR Modeling Tools to Move Beyond Indicator Based Approaches for Surface Erosion: Simonette as a Test Area for the Foothills Natural Region

This project on riparian mapping aims to improve management and operational efficiency by capitalizing on the high quality remote sensing data available in Alberta.

LandWeb Simulation Modelling
Project

LandWeb Simulation Modelling

A research project and tool that uses spatial simulation modelling to generate the historical range of landscape conditions across western boreal Canada.

Caribou Conservation through Better Cutblock Design
Project

Caribou Conservation through Better Cutblock Design

Beginning in 2018, this project will investigate how cutblock design can be less favourable for deer, moose, and elk.

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