Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Workshop: Biodiversity and Forestry

March 16, 2016 - 2:00pm to 10:00pm

Alberta’s forest management system identifies the maintenance of forest biodiversity as a key outcome. This workshop will explore how the implementation of ecosystem management principles and the application of strategies such as variable retention contribute to this outcome. Highlights include:

  • Application of ecosystem management principles in BC, Quebec, and Alberta and what we can learn from these different experiences. This will include several specific case studies in Alberta connecting ecological science to forest management.
  • An examination of the results from Alberta’s very own EMEND experiment. The Ecosystem Management Emulating Natural Disturbance (EMEND) Project is a large-scale variable retention harvest experiment designed to test effects of residual forest structure on ecosystem integrity and forest regeneration at the forest stand-level. 

There is no cost to attend this workshop but space is limited; early registration is strongly encouraged. In lieu of registration fees we will be accepting food donations at the door for the Edmonton Food Bank.


  • Dr. Barry White, Forest Management Branch, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry



Matrix Hotel
10640 100 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB