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This article explores the prospects and politics of indigenous participation in multi-sector conservation—an integrative and proactive new approach to sustaining the integrity of vast natural ecosystems—by presenting the case of the Boreal Leadership Council (BLC), an initiative comprised of Environmental Non-Governmental Organisations (ENGOs), First Nations groups, resource-extractive corporations, and financial institutions committed to collectively addressing issues impacting Canada's boreal forest. Drawing on multi-sited participant-observation and interviews with BLC members and affiliates, I show how the BLC challenges wilderness-oriented definitions of conservation by undertaking projects that intertwine...
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Characterizing the amount and configuration of forests can provide insights into habitat quality, biodiversity, and land use. The establishment of protected areas can be a mechanism for maintaining large, contiguous areas of forests, and the loss and fragmentation of forest habitat is a potential threat to Canada's national park system. Using the Earth Observation for Sustainable Development of Forests (EOSD) land cover product (EOSD LC 2000), we characterize the circa 2000 forest patterns in 26 of Canada's national parks and compare these to forest patterns in the ecological units surrounding these parks, referred to as the greater park ecosystem (GPE). Five landscape pattern metrics were analyzed: number of forest...
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Assessing the impacts of cumulative, non-lethal damages to forests poses a particular challenge to forest management planning since cumulative merchantable volume losses are not known until the time of harvest. This paper introduces a model that scales stand-level processes to their large-scale implications by combining elements of growth and yield modeling, insect infestation modeling, and large-scale spatial harvest simulation. The model is described and tested using the proposed large-scale introduction of weevil-resistant spruce in British Columbia, Canada as a case study. While spruce weevil damages were found to be significant, only a relatively small percentage of losses can be avoided by planting resistant...
Patterns of forest diversity are less well known in the boreal forest of interior Alaska than in most ecosystems of North America. Proactive forest planning requires spatially accurate information about forest diversity. Modeling is a cost-efficient way of predicting key forest diversity measures as a function of human and environmental factors.
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Parks and protected areas in British Columbia are responsible for the protection and maintenance of biological diversity, natural ecosystems, and species at risk while integrating these goals with outdoor recreation opportunities for the public. Parks have been criticized for not meeting stated goals of ecological integrity, and for taking little action to ensure the conservation of ecological integrity. Management plans are dated and incomplete and there are concerns that efficacy of park networks and management in meeting the stated ecological integrity goals will be degraded further under a changing climate. In recognition of these criticisms B.C. Parks have stated strategies which involve the use of scientific...


map background search result map search result map Potential future of major British Columbian park land forest tree species and the effects of climate change on park tree health Validation of MODIS FPAR Products in Boreal Forests of Alaska Characterizing the forest fragmentation of Canada's national parks The business of criteria and Indicators in Sustainable Forest Management Implementing sustainable forest management in the Yukon Effects of overtopping on growth of white spruce in Alaska Survival and growth response of white spruce stock types to site preparation in Alaska Modeling the timber supply impact of introducing weevil-resistant spruce in British Columbia with cellular automata Large-Scale Geospatial Mapping of Forest Carbon Dynamics Forests of southeast and south-central Alaska, 2004–2008: five-year forest inventory and analysis report Forest health restoration in south-central Alaska: A problem analysis Long-term influence of stand thinning and repeated fertilization on forage production in young lodgepole pine forests Canada's Large Intact Forest Landscapes Updated to 2013 Modeling and mapping forest diversity in the boreal forest of interior Alaska Forest carbon mitigation policy: A policy gap analysis for British Columbia Boreal forest prospects and politics: Paradoxes of first nations participation in multi-sector conservation Climate change mitigation strategies in the forest sector: biophysical impacts and economic implications in British Columbia, Canada Effects of overtopping on growth of white spruce in Alaska Characterizing the forest fragmentation of Canada's national parks Survival and growth response of white spruce stock types to site preparation in Alaska Modeling and mapping forest diversity in the boreal forest of interior Alaska Forest health restoration in south-central Alaska: A problem analysis Forests of southeast and south-central Alaska, 2004–2008: five-year forest inventory and analysis report Large-Scale Geospatial Mapping of Forest Carbon Dynamics Implementing sustainable forest management in the Yukon Validation of MODIS FPAR Products in Boreal Forests of Alaska Potential future of major British Columbian park land forest tree species and the effects of climate change on park tree health The business of criteria and Indicators in Sustainable Forest Management Modeling the timber supply impact of introducing weevil-resistant spruce in British Columbia with cellular automata Long-term influence of stand thinning and repeated fertilization on forage production in young lodgepole pine forests Forest carbon mitigation policy: A policy gap analysis for British Columbia Climate change mitigation strategies in the forest sector: biophysical impacts and economic implications in British Columbia, Canada Canada's Large Intact Forest Landscapes Updated to 2013 Boreal forest prospects and politics: Paradoxes of first nations participation in multi-sector conservation