The program carries out focused research on infestations of mountain pine beetle in Alberta.
Program & Project Involvement
Post mortality rate of wood degradation and tree fall in lodgepole pine trees killed by mountain pine beetle in the Foothills and Rocky Mountain regions of Alberta
This project seeks to understand wood degradation in MPB-killed lodgepole pine, which will allow industry to optimize harvesting of at-risk forests.
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.
Advancing Harvest System and Silvicultural Practices for Improved Woodland Caribou and Fibre Outcomes
This 3-year study will evaluate the potential of new forest management practices to benefit both woodland caribou and growth and yield.