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Millar Western Forest Products Ltd.

Millar Western Forest Products Ltd.

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Alberta-based Millar Western operates sawmills in Whitecourt and Fox Creek and a bleached chemi-thermo-mechanical pulp (BCTMP) mill in Whitecourt.

Program & Project Involvement

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
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?

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.

Dynamic Aspen Density Experiment
Project

Dynamic Aspen Density Experiment

This is an FGrOW project involving permanent sample plots established between 2007–2015 to examine the ways hardwood (aspen) affect spruce development.

Strip cut understory protection trial
Project

Strip cut understory protection trial

Protecting understory white spruce during removal of overstory aspen will ensure the utilization and release of advanced spruce growth, which will result in a shortened rotation, reduction of reforestation cost, and eventually an increase of timber production per unit of land.

Provincial growth and yield initiative (PGYI)
Project

Provincial growth and yield initiative (PGYI)

Better models by sharing data between companies and government.

Cutblock Inventory Classification Subcommittee
Project

Cutblock Inventory Classification Subcommittee

The Cutblock Inventory Classification Subcommittee was initiated in January 2015 to continue the work of the AFGO Strata Subcommittee.

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.

Swan Hills (BMA 7) Grizzly Bear Population Inventory
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Swan Hills (BMA 7) Grizzly Bear Population Inventory

This DNA mark-recapture study uses hair snags to conduct the first ever estimate of the population of grizzly bears in BMA 7.

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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