Author Archives: Libby Price, B.Econ, MEM, EP

What is FireSmart?

Wildfires are a natural part of Canada’s wildland ecosystem and play an integral role in nature. They recycle nutrients, regenerate the forest and create diverse vegetation that provides wildlife habitat. As the population continues to grow, and communities become more intertwined with forested landscapes, the risk of wildfire to homes and infrastructure increases. Recent wildfire […]

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New Tools for Measuring Forest Sector Ecosystem Services

Forests provide society with many beneficial ecosystem services, including wood products, biodiversity, fresh water, recreation and carbon storage. The forest industry understands this and recognizes the importance of ecosystem services to society. In fact, ecosystem services are embedded in sustainable forest management principles such as the Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI) forest certification standard. Forest managers […]

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