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FRIAA (Forest Resources Improvement Association of Alberta)

FRIAA (Forest Resources Improvement Association of Alberta)

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About

The Forest Resource Improvement Association of Alberta (FRIAA) was established in 1997.  FRIAA's duties have been delegated by the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry to promote and initiate projects that enhance Alberta's forest resources.

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.

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.

Potential Impacts of Mountain Pine Beetle and Management Actions on Grizzly Bear and Caribou Populations in West-Central Alberta
Project

Potential Impacts of Mountain Pine Beetle and Management Actions on Grizzly Bear and Caribou Populations in West-Central Alberta

This project will determine how MPB-killed stands are impacting caribou and grizzly bear habitat.

Beyond Beetle: Natural and facilitated lodgepole pine regeneration after mountain pine beetle outbreaks in Alberta
Project
Combining Field and LiDAR Modeling Tools to Move Beyond Indicator Based Approaches for Surface Erosion: Simonette as a Test Area for the Foothills Natural Region
Project

Combining Field and LiDAR Modeling Tools to Move Beyond Indicator Based Approaches for Surface Erosion: Simonette as a Test Area for the Foothills Natural Region

This project on riparian mapping aims to improve management and operational efficiency by capitalizing on the high quality remote sensing data available in Alberta.

Longterm Implications of Mountain Pine Beetle Rehabilitation Strategies on Alberta Forest Values
Project

Longterm Implications of Mountain Pine Beetle Rehabilitation Strategies on Alberta Forest Values

This project explores the 20 to 50-year implications of MPB rehabilitation on timber and non-timber values.

Identifying High Residency Habitat and Functional Movement Paths for Caribou in West-Central Alberta
Project

Identifying High Residency Habitat and Functional Movement Paths for Caribou in West-Central Alberta

Locating habitat and prioritizing restoration in west-central Alberta.

Landscapes in Motion
Project

Landscapes in Motion

The Landscapes in Motion project is here to discover some of the stories behind the landscapes in the southern Rockies of Alberta.

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.

Clearwater (BMA 4) Grizzly Bear Population Inventory
Project

Clearwater (BMA 4) Grizzly Bear Population Inventory

This DNA mark-recapture study uses hair snags to conduct the first repeat estimate of the population of grizzly bears in BMA 4.

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