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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.

Alberta Regional Caribou Knowledge Partnership (ARCKP)

Funded by the Forest Resource Improvement Association of Alberta (FRIAA) through the support of 12 forestry companies in Alberta, the ARCKP works collaboratively with stakeholders to identify knowledge gaps and draw on the expert knowledge of our technical subcommittee to annually identify priority topics and projects for the ARCKP to fund.

Caribou Patrol

Caribou Patrol is an Indigenous-led stewardship program that promotes caribou conservation within AWN’s traditional territory. It is a collaborative effort with support from Environment an​d Climate Change Canada, Foothills Landscape Management Forum, Government of Alberta, and fRI Research.

Foothills Landscape Management Forum (FLMF)

The FLMF brings together different industries and regulators to develop a framework for integrated land management, a way of coordinating industrial activity to reduce cumulative effects and impacts on caribou.

Foothills Stream Crossing Partnership (FSCP)

The FSCP is a multi-industry partnership to inspect and repair stream crossings with the goal of improving fish habitat and stream connectivity in Alberta. As of 2023, FSCP members have completed tens of thousands of inspections and repaired hundreds of fish crossing structures.

Forest Growth Organization of Western Canada (FGrOW)

FGrOW is the amalgamation of Alberta Forest Growth Organization (AFGO), Foothills Growth and Yield Association (FGYA), Mixedwood Management Association (MWMA), Western Boreal Growth and Yield Association (WESBOGY), and Tree Improvement Alberta.

SERG International

SERG-I is an association of forest management, regulatory and research agencies, and pesticide suppliers, interested in forest pest management. The primary aim of SERG-I is to improve application technology and pest management methods associated with the use of pest control products in the context of integrated forest pest management.

SERG International a partnership in forest pest management research