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A Year in the Life of a Trail Camera
 
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Trail camera 37 was mounted to a tree on a seismic line in west-central Alberta as part of a project to figure out how animals are using seismic lines. It took a picture every day at noon, plus whenever it detected movement. Here's what it saw for one year. To learn more about the project, check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5TZJCU2pw4 Music: Fantaisie-Impromptu by Frédéric Chopin.
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Vanessa Stretch explains how a gravity core works for sampling sediment - Burning Issues Field Tour
 
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Stop #1 on July 11, 2013 during the Healthy Landscapes Program field tour - Burning issues in Alberta's forests: Fire regimes in the montane forests of the foothills and Jasper. Vanessa Stretch explains how a gravity core works for sampling lake sediment.
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Lake Sediment Core Sampling - Burning Issues Field Tour
 
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Stop #1 on July 11, 2013 during the Healthy Landscapes Program field tour - Burning issues in Alberta's forests: Fire regimes in the montane forests of the foothills and Jasper
Views: 1883 fRI Research
Discovery Channel 02.  Collecting Grizzly Bear Collars
 
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Foothills Research Institute Grizzly Bear Program researchers collect GPS-data collars from twenty-one collared bears in Jasper National Park. They must collect these collars in the fall before the bears hibernate - or lose the information that the collars hold.
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Grizzly Bear Research: The Story of G163
 
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Educational video about grizzly bear den research from the fRI Research Grizzy Bear Program.
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Setting Up Trail Cameras with the Caribou Program
 
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Doug MacNearney, Caribou Program biologist, takes us out into the Little Smoky Caribou Range to tell us about the winter fieldwork and why it matters! Learn more about these projects at https://friresearch.ca/program/caribou-program
Views: 789 fRI Research
Discovery Channel 03. Grizzly Bear Travel Patterns
 
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After researchers gather all GPS collars, they download the summer's worth of information. Then, a computer generates a map of the bears' travel patterns so researchers can study how animals interact with highways, mines, and logged areas.
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Retention and Forest Management | Lessons from Nature
 
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Discover how wildfire patterns are used to develop variable retention harvest plans at the landscape scale at http://lessonsfromnature.ca/ One of the main goals of the Healthy Landscapes program is to develop harvest retention levels using lessons from the patterns of residual trees left behind after forest fires. Partners of the program are using these patterns in their harvest plans, but variable retention harvest costs more to implement than clearcutting. Learn how variable retention harvest can be managed at the landscape scale to maximize the ecological benefits of this approach. Explore the boreal forest: http://lessonsfromnature.ca/ Subscribe to fRI Research: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgG9RE97PKwIXZba_feNl4A?sub_confirmation=1 Learn more: https://friresearch.ca/program/healthy-landscapes-program Connect with us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fRIresearch Check us out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/fRIresearch
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04. A Grizzly Bear Named "G-11"
 
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This bear was caught previously at this same site and tagged "G-11". It is "field processed." Researchers remove the animal from the snare and tattoo its lip to help track it later. They take and record its blood pressure and temperature. And they clamp a tongue probe to the bear's tongue. The tongue probe measures the bear's oxygen-saturation levels to determine the amount of stress the animal experiences during field processing.
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Introducing the Healthy Landscapes Approach | Lessons from Nature
 
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The Healthy Landscapes program uses an ecosystems approach to revolutionize forest management. See it in action at http://lessonsfromnature.ca/ Recreation, industry, and conservation – these are all resources and values we might want out of our forests, but traditional resource management has not been the best way to maintain them. How can we shift our focus and manage the boreal forest more effectively as an ecosystem? Learn how the Healthy Landscapes program by fRI Research has brought together researchers and practitioners to take lessons from nature and apply them to boreal landscape management. Enjoy stunning footage of the boreal forest in Alberta while you hear about the research, ideas, and results coming out of the Healthy Landscapes Program. Explore the boreal forest: http://lessonsfromnature.ca/ Subscribe to fRI Research: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgG9RE97PKwIXZba_feNl4A?sub_confirmation=1 Learn more: https://friresearch.ca/program/healthy-landscapes-program Connect with us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fRIresearch Check us out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/fRIresearch
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Fire and Lodgepole Pine | Lessons from Nature
 
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Lodgepole pine cones normally open in the heat of a fire—learn how foresters promote post-harvest regeneration at http://lessonsfromnature.ca/ The Healthy Landscapes approach uses lessons from nature to inform forest management, but some natural processes cannot be replicated, like the heat of a fire. This presents a challenge to regeneration of species like lodgepole pine, whose serotinous cones require heat to open. Find out how foresters developed a mechanical solution to this problem, replacing fire with heat from the Sun. Explore the boreal forest: http://lessonsfromnature.ca/ Subscribe to fRI Research: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgG9RE97PKwIXZba_feNl4A?sub_confirmation=1 Learn more: https://friresearch.ca/program/healthy-landscapes-program Connect with us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fRIresearch Check us out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/fRIresearch
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Fire as a Template for Harvesting | Lessons from Nature
 
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Wildfires are changing the way we approach harvesting in the boreal forest. Find out how at http://lessonsfromnature.ca/ Conventional forest harvesting mainly creates small, uniform cutblocks around the landscape, but this disturbance footprint is very different from that of natural disturbance. Find out how the Healthy Landscapes program is using wildfire size and variability as a template for more environmentally friendly forest management, including reducing forest fragmentation. Explore the boreal forest: http://lessonsfromnature.ca/ Subscribe to fRI Research: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgG9RE97PKwIXZba_feNl4A?sub_confirmation=1 Learn more: https://friresearch.ca/program/healthy-landscapes-program Connect with us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fRIresearch Check us out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/fRIresearch
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Resilience | Lessons from Nature
 
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Is the boreal forest resilient to wildfire, and what does this mean for forest management? Learn about resilience at http://lessonsfromnature.ca/ The aftermath of a wildfire can seem catastrophic and permanent, but a closer look will reveal new life growing from the ashes. “Resilience” refers to this ability of an ecosystem to recover from a disturbance, and it is an important characteristic of the boreal forest. Forest regeneration following wildfire is essential to maintaining the complexity and diversity of the boreal ecosystem. The Healthy Landscapes program has taken lessons from nature and applied them to forest management. Learn how harvesting can be used to promote more resilient boreal landscapes by imitating the patterns and processes of wildfire. Explore the boreal forest: http://lessonsfromnature.ca/ Subscribe to fRI Research: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgG9RE97PKwIXZba_feNl4A?sub_confirmation=1 Learn more: https://friresearch.ca/program/healthy-landscapes-program Connect with us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fRIresearch Check us out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/fRIresearch
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Maintaining Old Forests | Lessons from Nature
 
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What is old growth forest, and what role does it play in wildfire-dominated ecosystems? Experience old forests at http://lessonsfromnature.ca/ Old forests naturally occur in patches of varying sizes in the boreal forest. Growing 80–160 years or even longer without stand-replacing fires, they contain unique habitats that are essential to many specialist species. These habitats include features that are rare in young forests, like heavily decayed wood. Since fires are so common in the western boreal forest, old forest locations are constantly changing over time, as they burn and are replaced with young stands. Conserving old forests is an important part of maintaining healthy ecosystems and populations of many species of concern. Discover how forest management is changing to improve the quantity and quality of old forests using the Healthy Landscapes approach. Explore the boreal forest: http://lessonsfromnature.ca/ Subscribe to fRI Research: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgG9RE97PKwIXZba_feNl4A?sub_confirmation=1 Learn more: https://friresearch.ca/program/healthy-landscapes-program Connect with us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fRIresearch Check us out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/fRIresearch
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New Forestry Practices | Lessons from Nature
 
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Forest managers look to the future with 200-year forest management planning horizons. Learn more at http://lessonsfromnature.ca/ A lot of planning goes into forest harvest, especially using the Healthy Landscapes approach. Learn how forest managers are designing cutblocks not only for timber values, but also to imitate the expected pattern a wildfire would leave on the landscape. These plans include not only where disturbances will occur on the landscape, but when they will occur over the next 200 years. Explore the boreal forest: http://lessonsfromnature.ca/ Subscribe to fRI Research: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgG9RE97PKwIXZba_feNl4A?sub_confirmation=1 Learn more: https://friresearch.ca/program/healthy-landscapes-program Connect with us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fRIresearch Check us out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/fRIresearch
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Incidental Take: Reducing Risk | Cathy Mackay
 
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Presentation from the December 8, 2016 Bird Conservation workshop hosted by fRI Research.
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Management and Conservation of Migratory Birds | Samantha Song
 
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Presentation from the December 8, 2016 Bird Conservation workshop hosted by fRI Research.
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Coldwater Fish Species of Special Concern Workshop
 
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On 10 December 2015, 75 guests braved the roads to attend the Coldwater Fish Species of Special Concern Workshop in Hinton. Government, academic and industry experts put their heads together to share their knowledge and identify research needs. Full video of the presentations will go up at https://landusekn.ca/ and the Alberta Land-use Knowledge Network's YouTube page https://www.youtube.com/user/LanduseKN Music | "Kings and Queens (Instrumental)" by Alialujah Choir, which is licensed under the Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
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CIF/SAF 2004 Aboriginal Influence and the Original State of Nature | Charles Kay
 
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From October 2-6 2004, over 1500 delegates attended the joint Canadian Institute of Forestry/ Society of American Foresters joint convention and annual meeting at the Shaw Convention Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. These videos contain the voiceover and PowerPoint from the October 4 plenary session on forest policy and forest history: "The Roots of the Present Lie Deep in the Past." Charles Kay is an adjunct professor of in the Political Science Department of Utah State University, specializing in the historical roots of biodiversity and wildlife ecology in the west. Some of this research includes an in-depth review and analysis of the annals of the Lewis and Clark expedition to the Pacific Ocean 200 years ago. Currently, his work includes projects with the US Forest Service in southern Utah and Parks Canada in the Canadian Rockies. In this presentation, he described the relationships between fire, people, and biodiversity in pre-contact Western North America.
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Discovery Channel 04.  Humans and Bears Living Together
 
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As humans increasingly encroach upon bear habitat, it becomes increasingly important to find safe ways for bears and humans to live together.
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FRI 2009 Open House: "Win a helicopter ride with a Grizzly Bear Program Researcher"
 
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3 lucky students from Hinton, alberta who won a helicopter ride with Peregrine Helicopters and a member of the Foothills Research Institute Grizzly Bear Research Program
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Retention: What's Left Behind | Lessons from Nature
 
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What is variable retention harvest and how does it contribute to complexity in the boreal forest? See for yourself at http://lessonsfromnature.ca/ The footprint left behind by a wildfire is far from uniform. Boreal forest fires burn unevenly, leaving behind patches of unburned and partially-burned trees. These patches contribute to old forest patches, wildlife habitat, connectivity, and complexity within the boreal forest. Discover how the Healthy Landscapes approach maintains patches in harvested stands, and how this strategy improves boreal ecosystem health. Explore the boreal forest: http://lessonsfromnature.ca/ Subscribe to fRI Research: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgG9RE97PKwIXZba_feNl4A?sub_confirmation=1 Learn more: https://friresearch.ca/program/healthy-landscapes-program Connect with us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fRIresearch Check us out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/fRIresearch
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Fire as Disturbance | Lessons from Nature
 
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Wildfire: a destructive force or integral part of healthy boreal ecosystems? Learn why forest fires are essential at http://lessonsfromnature.ca/ Have you ever wondered about the role wildfire plays in the boreal forest? This frequent natural disturbance is responsible for shaping landscapes, especially in the western boreal forest. These landscapes might be more dynamic than you ever realized. Explore the boreal forest: http://lessonsfromnature.ca/ Subscribe to fRI Research: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgG9RE97PKwIXZba_feNl4A?sub_confirmation=1 Learn more: https://friresearch.ca/program/healthy-landscapes-program Connect with us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fRIresearch Check us out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/fRIresearch
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Impacts of Beetles on Hydrology & Forest Management | 4. Watershed Assessment of Forest Disturbance
 
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Presentation by Axel Anderson at the October 26, 2017 Mountain Pine Beetle Breaking News Workshop in Edmonton. Agenda for the event: https://friresearch.ca/sites/default/files/MPBEP_2017_10_27_FinalWkshpAgenda.pdf All videos from the event: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9zT662LR6d93lp0fa242xqd1AlNtLysI
Views: 32 fRI Research
How unique are fire patterns across the boreal forest?
 
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"How unique are fire patterns across the boreal forest?: A means to exploring variability using the Landsat data archive" was a presentation by Ignacio San Miguel for the Healthy Landscapes Program's Webinar Wednesday series. For more information: https://friresearch.ca/resource/presentations-webinar-wednesdays
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CIF/SAF 2004 Forest Management and the Political Landscape in USA | Char Miller
 
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From October 2-6 2004, over 1500 delegates attended the joint Canadian Institute of Forestry/ Society of American Foresters joint convention and annual meeting at the Shaw Convention Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. These videos contain the voiceover and PowerPoint from the October 4 plenary session on forest policy and forest history: "The Roots of the Present Lie Deep in the Past." Char Miller is history department chair, and director of urban studies at Trinity University in San Antonio Texas, and a board member of the Forest History Society. He is a published and award-winning author. His book Gifford Pinchot and the Making of Modern Environmentalism won several awards including the 2003 Charles A Weyerhaueser Book Award from the Forest History Society. He is also the co-author the The Greatest Good: 100 Years of Forestry in America. Professor Miller described the development of forest management and policy in the United States as it is reflected in the history of the US Forest Service.
Views: 79 fRI Research
Discovery Channel 01. Effects of Bear and Human Interaction.
 
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Effects of Bear and Human Interaction.
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10. Where Grizzly Bears Commonly Live
 
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Grizzly bears commonly live in forested areas.
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FRI's Brown Bag Lunch Presentation - Mountain Goats Below (Part 1)
 
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At FRI's Brown Bag Lunch on February 23rd, 2012, Dr. Rick Bonar gave a presentation entitled "Mountain Goats Below - Pinto Creek Canyon". Rick is President of the Board for Foothills Research Institute as well as Chief Biologist and Planning Coordinator, Hinton Wood Products, a Division of West Fraser Mills Ltd.
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Mary the Grizzly Bear (G020) and Her Cubs
 
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Mary the grizzly bear (G020) and her cubs frolic for the cameras.
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08. Inside The Helicopter
 
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Inside the helicopter, researchers use a receiver to locate radio-collared bears. Radio collars both collect and send data.
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Gord Stenhouse - Looking Back Moving Forward - FRI 2011-2012 Annual Report
 
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Foothills Research Institute (FRI) Grizzly Bear Research Program Lead Gord Stenhouse looks back on 20 years of partnership and research.
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Questions for Migratory Bird Mangement on Forested Landscapes in Alberta | Darren Sleep
 
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Presentation from the December 8, 2016 Bird Conservation workshop hosted by fRI Research.
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01. A Grizzly Bear Stands in the Forest
 
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A snarredGrizzly Bear stands in the forest
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03. Grizzly Bear Slows After Sedation
 
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The bear's movements slow after being tranquillized.
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07. Helicopter Tracking Grizzly Bears
 
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Researchers track grizzly bears from a helicopter.
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Trailer | lessonsfromnature.ca
 
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Coming July 6, 2016 lessonsfromnature.ca
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FRI Brown Bag Lunch Presentation - Mountain Goats Below (Part 2)
 
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At FRI's Brown Bag Lunch on February 23rd, 2012, Dr. Rick Bonar gave a presentation entitled "Mountain Goats Below - Pinto Creek Canyon". Rick is President of the Board for Foothills Research Institute as well as Chief Biologist and Planning Coordinator, Hinton Wood Products, a Division of West Fraser Mills Ltd.
Views: 69 fRI Research
Dr. Rick Bonar - Looking Back Moving Forward - FRI 2011-2012 Annual Report
 
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Foothills Research Institute (FRI) President Dr. Rick Bonar looks back on 20 years of partnership and research.
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Sharon Meredith - Looking Back Moving Forward - FRI 2011-2012 Annual Report
 
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Foothills Growth and Yield Assocaiation (FGYA) Operations Director Sharon Meredith looks back on 20 years of partnership and research and the future of the FGYA.
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Fire: a Tool for Managing Healthy Landscapes | Lessons from Nature
 
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Managers are reintroducing wildfire inside our national parks through controlled burns. Find out why at http://lessonsfromnature.ca/ Wildfire is an important ecosystem process that maintains the habitat diversity of the western boreal forest. In places like Jasper National Park, though, it’s not possible to simply allow wildfires to burn without putting people in danger. Discover how lessons from nature are being used to develop controlled burn programs for maintaining ecosystem health in our national and provincial parks. Explore the boreal forest: http://lessonsfromnature.ca/ Subscribe to fRI Research: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgG9RE97PKwIXZba_feNl4A?sub_confirmation=1 Learn more: https://friresearch.ca/program/healthy-landscapes-program Connect with us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fRIresearch Check us out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/fRIresearch
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The Variation in Fire | Lessons from Nature
 
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Are all fires created equal? Learn how variation among wildfires creates structural variety and habitat diversity at http://lessonsfromnature.ca/ Wildfire may seem destructive, but it is an essential agent of change in the boreal forest. Learn how wildfires respond to landscape variation, and how they contribute to the natural range of variation of healthy boreal ecosystems. Explore the boreal forest: http://lessonsfromnature.ca/ Subscribe to fRI Research: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgG9RE97PKwIXZba_feNl4A?sub_confirmation=1 Learn more: https://friresearch.ca/program/healthy-landscapes-program Connect with us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fRIresearch Check us out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/fRIresearch
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Measuring Impacts from Public Dialogue on EBM in Alberta
 
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"Can People Change in a Day? Measuring Impacts from Public Dialogue on EBM in Alberta" was a presentation by John Parkins for the Healthy Landscapes Program's Webinar Wednesday series. For more information: https://friresearch.ca/resource/presentations-webinar-wednesdays
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Climate Change is Adding Uncertainty | Lessons from Nature
 
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We manage forests by predicting how they will grow, but climate change has added a new level of uncertainty. Learn more at http://lessonsfromnature.ca/ Every time we plant a tree in the boreal forest, we expect it to grow a certain way for the next 80–100 years. Under climate change, though, our expectations need to change as conditions may be very different from what they are now. Learn about the importance of understanding possible futures under climate change, and using forest management to improve the boreal ecosystem’s resilience against global warming. Explore the boreal forest: http://lessonsfromnature.ca/ Subscribe to fRI Research: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgG9RE97PKwIXZba_feNl4A?sub_confirmation=1 Learn more: https://friresearch.ca/program/healthy-landscapes-program Connect with us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fRIresearch Check us out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/fRIresearch
Views: 88 fRI Research
09. Helicopter Tracking Antennae
 
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An antennae on the helicopter amplifies information from the radio collar so that the receiver can "hear" it.
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The Resilience Challenge | Lessons from Nature
 
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To what extent can forest harvesting use wildfire as a template? Discover the challenge researchers face at http://lessonsfromnature.ca/ The Healthy Landscapes approach strives to improve boreal forest resilience by taking a different approach to the way we harvest trees. It is possible to imitate the patterns and variability of wildfires, but what about the other characteristics of a burn? Learn about the challenges researchers face when it comes to the differences between harvesting and fire. Explore the boreal forest: http://lessonsfromnature.ca/ Subscribe to fRI Research: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgG9RE97PKwIXZba_feNl4A?sub_confirmation=1 Learn more: https://friresearch.ca/program/healthy-landscapes-program Connect with us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fRIresearch Check us out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/fRIresearch
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Healthy Landscapes Approach: What's Different | Lessons from Nature
 
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How is the Healthy Landscapes approach different from clearcutting? See how wildfire can inform forest management at http://lessonsfromnature.ca/ The Healthy Landscapes approach takes lessons from natural forest fires and applies them to forest harvesting, creating cutblocks that look nothing like a conventional clearcut. These strategies emphasize variation, which is a key characteristic of natural boreal forest habitats. Experience a birds-eye view of naturally disturbed and managed forests while you learn how landscape variation benefits ecosystem health and boreal forest species. By moving away from the predictable, uniform patterns of conventional clearcutting, this approach offers exciting alternatives for landscape management. Explore the boreal forest: http://lessonsfromnature.ca/ Subscribe to fRI Research: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgG9RE97PKwIXZba_feNl4A?sub_confirmation=1 Learn more: https://friresearch.ca/program/healthy-landscapes-program Connect with us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fRIresearch Check us out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/fRIresearch
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Bob Udell - Looking Back Moving Forward - FRI 2011-2012 Annual Report
 
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Foothills Research Institute (FRI) past president and Adaptive Forest Management-History Program Lead Bob Udell looks back on 20 years of partnership and research.
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Graham Clark takes a dip during the final sample site of the tour - Burning Issues Field Tour
 
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Stop #3 on July 11, 2013 during the Healthy Landscapes Program field tour - Burning issues in Alberta's forests: Fire regimes in the montane forests of the foothills and Jasper. Graham Clark takes a dip during the final sample site of the tour in order to get a sediment core to assit with fire research.
Views: 70 fRI Research