Canadian Forest Service Publications

The potential impact of the long range transport of air pollutants on Canadian forests. 1985. Fraser, G.A.; Phillips, W.E.; Lamble, G.W.; Hogan, G.D.; Teskey, A.G. Canadian Forestry Service, Headquarters, Ottawa, Ontario. Information Report E-X-36. 43 p.

Year: 1985

Issued by: Northern Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 24756

Language: English

Series: Information Report (CFS - Ottawa)

Availability: PDF (download)

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The effect of the long range transport of air pollutants (LRTAP) on forests is uncertain. A definitive scientific answer will require extensive scientific research over a period of years. In the interim, this study sheds considerable light on the potential effects. Using an iterative series of four questionnaires, expert opinion was solicited on the nature and extent of forest productivity change and the likelihood of alternative forest productivity effects under several different pollution scenarios. The results provide a realistic picture of the risk to Canadian forests from present and potential future levels of pollution.

Also available under the title:
Possibilités de répercussions du transport à distance des poluants atmosphériques sur les forêts canadiennes (French)