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For more than a century, Weyerhaeuser has been growing trees and making forest products.

Program & Project Involvement

Caribou Program
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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.

Forest History Program
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Forest History Program

The Forest History Program chronicles the natural and management history of the foothills forest.

GIS Program
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GIS Program

The GIS program provides an exceptional level of GIS and data management support services for fRI Research.

Grizzly Bear Program
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Grizzly Bear Program

The fRI Research Grizzly Bear Program provides knowledge and planning tools to ensure the long-term conservation of grizzly bears in Alberta.

Healthy Landscapes Program
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Healthy Landscapes Program

The program, formerly known as the Natural Disturbance Program, looks at landscape change at a huge scale: Canada's boreal forest.

Mountain Pine Beetle Ecology Program
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Mountain Pine Beetle Ecology Program

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

Water Program
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Water Program

In 2011, the Fish and Watersheds Program refocused on hydrology and became the Water Program.

Assessing disease prevalence and caribou health in west-central and north-western Alberta
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Assessing disease prevalence and caribou health in west-central and north-western Alberta

Collecting baseline health data for Alberta caribou herds.

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

Response of threatened species to linear features and landscape change in a managed forest ecosystem in West Central Alberta
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Response of threatened species to linear features and landscape change in a managed forest ecosystem in West Central Alberta

How are caribou affected by the roads and seismic lines criss-crossing their habitat?

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

Tria-Net: Dynamics of Endemic MPB Populations in Novel Pine Habitats
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Tria-Net: Dynamics of Endemic MPB Populations in Novel Pine Habitats

Will the beetle continue its expansion when it reaches hybrid jack pine forests?

Regenerated Lodgepole Pine Project
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Regenerated Lodgepole Pine Project

An FGrOW initiative.

Cooperative Management of Historic Research Trials
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Establishment of PSP network to monitor stand dynamics and establish yield curves for stands killed by MPB
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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
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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
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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)
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Provincial growth and yield initiative (PGYI)

Better models by sharing data between companies and government.

Cutblock Inventory Classification Subcommittee
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Cutblock Inventory Classification Subcommittee

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

Research to Support Recovery and Long Term Conservation of Grizzly Bears in Alberta
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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.

Yellowhead (BMA 3) Grizzly Bear Population Inventory
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Yellowhead (BMA 3) Grizzly Bear Population Inventory

This project uses DNA from hair snags to create a population inventory of grizzly bears in BMA 3 and Jasper National Park.

Impacts of New Forestry Approaches on Grizzly Bear Habitat Use and Movement
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Impacts of New Forestry Approaches on Grizzly Bear Habitat Use and Movement

This project will investigate whether new approaches to forestry can minimize impacts on resident grizzly bears.

Can forestry and silviculture practices help increase caribou functional habitat in west-central Alberta?
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Can forestry and silviculture practices help increase caribou functional habitat in west-central Alberta?

This project will evaluate and mitigate industrial impacts on west-central Alberta Caribou herds.

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

Locating habitat and prioritizing restoration in west-central Alberta.

Dedicated Healthy Landscapes Communications and Education Initiative
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Dedicated Healthy Landscapes Communications and Education Initiative

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

LandWeb Simulation Modelling
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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.

Caribou Conservation through Better Cutblock Design
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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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