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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.

In 2012, the fRI Research Natural Disturbance Program changed its name to the Healthy Landscapes Program to reflect an expanded program vision.

The program carries out research, develops models, and does communication and education to support ecosystem-based management.

The EBM Roadmap Workshop

On June 19 and 20, 2018, the Healthy Landscapes Program put on a two-day workshop in Edmonton called "From Concept to Reality: Creating a Road Map for Ecosystem-Based Management".

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.

Be Part of the EBM Conversation

HealthyLandscapesEBM.ca has launched. Explore the theory and science, and discover how EBM is already being used to manage the western boreal.

PERFICT: A Re-imagined foundation for predictive ecology

Open Access paper from the Healthy Landscapes Program

Aerial shot of mixedwood boreal forest, recently cut with many residuals.

EBM Challenges for Alberta and Saskatchewan Forests

This online "atlas" is a comprehensive set of documents mapping out challenges to adopting ecosystem-based management in forest management.

Understanding Historical Landscape Patterns on the Pembina Timberland FMA Area in Alberta

This report summarizes the pre-industrial landscape metrics computed by the Landweb modelling suite.

Understanding Historical Old Forest Patch Size Patterns on the Edson Forest Products FMA Area in Alberta

This report summarizes the pre-industrial landscape metrics computed by the Landweb modelling suite.

Understanding Historical Old Forest Patch Size Patterns on the Hinton Wood Products FMA Area in Alberta

This report summarizes the pre-industrial landscape metrics computed by the Landweb modelling suite.

David Andison

Program Lead

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