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Alberta Newsprint Company

Alberta Newsprint Company

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Alberta’s first and only paper mill, Alberta Newsprint Company (ANC), is a joint venture of The Stern Group (Whitecourt Newsprint Company Limited Partnership) and West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.

ANC supplies companies worldwide with newsprint.

Program & Project Involvement

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.

Mountain Pine Beetle Ecology Program
Program

Mountain Pine Beetle Ecology Program

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

Comparison of understory burning and mechanical site preparation to regenerate lodgepole pine stands killed by MPB
Project

Comparison of understory burning and mechanical site preparation to regenerate lodgepole pine stands killed by MPB

While detection and control efforts are key to mitigating MPB, it's also important to improve how land managers respond after an attack.

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?

Analysis and improvement of linear features to increase caribou functional habitat in west-central and north-western Alberta
Project

Analysis and improvement of linear features to increase caribou functional habitat in west-central and north-western Alberta

This project uses direct and indirect methods to determine how caribou respond to linear features at different stages of re-vegetation.

Regenerated Lodgepole Pine Project
Project

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
Project

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.

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.

Dedicated Healthy Landscapes Communications and Education Initiative
Project

Dedicated Healthy Landscapes Communications and Education Initiative

The C&E activities carried out by the Healthy Landscapes Program to share its research.

NEPTUNE Spatial Decision Support Tool
Project

NEPTUNE Spatial Decision Support Tool

Created by the Healthy Landscapes Program, this is a tool for comparing human and natural disturbance.

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.

Comparing Cultural to Natural Disturbance Patterns
Project

Comparing Cultural to Natural Disturbance Patterns

This research project from the Healthy Landscapes Program measures the differences between natural and industrial disturbance patterns.

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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