landscape at the west end of jasper national park.

About fRI Research

Who We Are

fRI Research is a not-for-profit corporation doing world class science to improve land and resource management. Our research is independent and practical—in search of answers to urgent questions about policy and operations. We do this by engaging with a wide range of groups who study, set policy for, and work on the land.

As a neutral, third party organization, fRI Research also serves as a forum and connecting hub between governments, industry partners, academics, NGOs, and communities. We not only create, but also share knowledge and tools with researchers and the public.

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MISSION
We develop understandable scientific knowledge and useful land management tools based on strong peer-reviewed science.

Areas of Expertise

Today, we have programs dealing with caribou, grizzly bears, water and fish, mountain pine beetle, and wildfire. A common theme running through all of our programs are the effects of human disturbances such as roads and industrial development, and the effects of natural disturbances such as climate change, wildfire, and invasive species. Our science is built on a strong foundation of GIS services, and we follow up our studies with dedicated communication services.

While we have always benefited from excellent GIS and communications, the topics that we tackle have evolved to stay focused on our partner’s needs.

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Vision
Our world class research improves land and resource management

Our Team

We are united by passion for science, curiosity about the natural world, and the desire to bring together a broad partnership to meet the issues on the landscape and leave behind a better world.

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Our Associations

fRI Research is the coordinating organization for several associations. This means that fRI Research assists them with administration functions such as HR and IT, but associations conduct their activities independently, on their own members’ mandates. fRI Research also helps associations to liaise with other stakeholders such as government, academia, and environmental NGOs.

SERG International a partnership in forest pest management research