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Program ID: Innovation Anthology #898
Program Date: 09/21/2017
Program Category: Alberta, Conservation, Environment, Forests, Science Communication, Wildlife

Healthy Landscapes Program: Overcoming Resistance To EBM

According to forest ecologist Dr David Andison, Ontario and Quebec have enacted legislation to adopt ecosystem based forest management.

But other provinces are holding back.

As Dr Andison explains, the workshops hosted by the Healthy Landscapes Program will explore some of their different perspectives

DR DAVID ANDISON:    The big ones would be that  instead of managing pieces and managing holes, instead of managing and having 10 or 20 management plans for a piece of land, you have one. Which means you have to collaborate.   That is a mountain that hasn't been climbed by anybody. The other part of EBM is that ecosystems include humans. And so the decision making process, the way we go about managing the decisions that we make, the choices we make, should be.  And I would say this is probably something we're not as good at as we should be either.   

There will be more discussion on these issues at the workshop in Calgary October 25th and in Edmonton on December 12.

Thanks today to the HEALTHY LANDSCAPES PROGRAM at fRI RESEARCH.

FOR INNOVATION ANTHOLOGY

I’M CHERYL CROUCHER

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Dr David Andison

Dr David Andison

Healthy Landscapes Program Discussion Circle

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