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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.

Understanding Historical Landscape Patterns on the Vanderwell FMA Area in Alberta

This project was a spatial modelling exercise that created coarse-scale, pre-industrial landscape metrics for the Vanderwell FMA area in Alberta.

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 project was a spatial modelling exercise that created coarse-scale, pre-industrial landscape metrics for the Pembina Timberland FMA area in Alberta.

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

This project was a spatial modelling exercise that created coarse-scale, pre-industrial landscape metrics for the Edson Forest Products FMA area in Alberta.

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

This project was a spatial modelling exercise that created coarse-scale, pre-industrial landscape metrics for the Hinton Wood Products FMA area in Alberta.

John Wilmshurst

Research Staff

David Andison

Program Lead

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