The 2009 season for the Fish and Watershed Program brought a relatively unused fish enumeration technique into Alberta. Arctic Grayling (Thymallus arcticus) is listed in Alberta as a sensitive species, which has many implications for industry and recreation alike.
The 2008/2009 Foothills Research Institute Annual Report is almost complete and ready to be distributed. Check out the October eNotes for a link to download the report.
Interest in using natural disturbance patterns to help guide forest and land management decision-making is growing rapidly.
Foothills Research Institute co-hosted the 2008 International Model Forest Network Global Forum along with the Canadian Model Forest Network and the International Model Forest Network (IMFN)Secretariat. More than 150 delegates from 31 countries and various organizations attended the event.
A culvert on Hardisty Creek located along Robb Road 6.6 km south of Hinton was identified as a barrier to fish passage.
Process-based stream classification system:
Foothills Research Institute presents FRI-days. Bring your lunch and join us to learn about how FRI is using GIS to 1) study Grizzly Bears and 2) GIS Day to introduce students to spatial technologies and critical thinking.
GeoConnections is a national program initiative led by Natural Resources Canada. They are collaborating with organizations across the country, including Foothills Research Institute, to expand and enhance the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI).
Partnering with researchers who seek new and better ways to manage the landscape is paying off in spades for some major oil and gas companies.