For several years, the Healthy Landscapes Program at fRI Research has undertaken an ambitious research program aimed at understanding and translating knowledge about natural forest patterns and natural ranges of variation for use in forest land management in western Canada. This information is integral to the concept of Ecosystem Based Management (EBM), a paradigm that is often cited, but variously defined, in the context of forest land management.
A workshop was identified by the team as an essential step in the EBM discussion by providing stakeholders with the opportunity to learn from and share ideas with each other. The workshop took place on June 19th-20th, 2018 in Edmonton, Alberta. The workshop was attended by a total of 65 attendees representing a broad range of agencies, and seven presenters.
This report summarizes the workshop. The full workshop proceedings can be found here.