Save the Date: 2018 Forest Forum April 24–25

The fRI Research Mountain Pine Beetle Ecology Program and the CIF – Rocky Mountain Section are collaborating on the planning and delivery of this year’s Forest Forum.

There is good reason for this collaboration—Alberta’s forests are under threat as evidenced from the devastation of the ongoing mountain pine beetle epidemic, threats of other insects, increased incidence of wildfire, and damage from disease, and drought. Against a back drop of climate change, which modulates the impacts of all threat factors, resource managers and policy makers are becoming increasingly challenged to ensure that Alberta’s forest are sustained in a productive and vibrant condition.

The 2018 Forest Forum will explore the threats to Alberta forests and with combined science based knowledge, practical experience and consideration of institutional impediments, we will address what we can do as there is a call for action.

If you are a resource practitioner, a policy maker, a community leader or a concerned resource user, your participation is encouraged. Be part of the discussion and contribute to the development of practical responses to ensure Alberta’s forests continue to provide the many ecological services we have come to depend upon.

Please revisit this site in the days ahead for details regarding registration and agenda.