Canadian Forest Service Publications

Great Lakes Forestry Centre e-Bulletin, Issue 13, Spring 2011. 9p.

Year: 2011

Issued by: Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 33417

Language: English

Series: e-Bulletin (GLFC - Sault Ste. Marie)

Availability: PDF (download)

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Longstanding Canada-Ontario cooperation has benefited the forest sectors of Ontario and Canada: the federal and provincial governments have a long history of cooperation in the areas of forest science, policy and management in Ontario. The relationship was formalized in 1997 with the development of a Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Cooperation in Forestry (MOU(. This MOU serves as a framework within which agreements and informal collaborative initiatives can be implemented.

A lightning fire prediction system: GLFC fire researcher Mike Wotton and colleagues have developed models to predict the probability of fires igniting from lightning strikes as well as their likelihood of detection. The new models take into account a number of factors that influence the probability of fire ignition and spread, and can be used to generate maps that show which areas are receptive to ignition. These models allow for more targeted deployment of forest fire suppression resources and improved decision-making.

Forest Pest Management Forum turns 54: The Forest Pest Management Forum(Foum) is the largest and most significant gathering of forest pest management experts, managers and practitioners in Canada. This meeting continues to be held with the strong support of the Canadian Forest Service (CFS), a science-based policy and research organization within Natural Resources Canada and addresses current issues of national and international concern. Annual topics of discussion include native and invasive species of insects and diseases, economics and remote sensing. From the early days of this meeting the goals and objectives have been to share and disseminate information on current and future pest conditions, pest control operations, environmental technology and the latest research findings with those in attendance.

Insect and pathogen identification is crucial to forest pest management: An important first step in pest management, particularly when dealing with new invasive species, is the taxonomically correct identification of the insect or pathogen. It is also the basis for understanding a species' origin, global distribution, hosts, biology, natural enemies, management options and potential impacts. To aid in this identification process, the Great Lakes Forestry Centre (GLFC) maintains extensive reference collections of insects and pathogens in Sault Ste. Marie and contributes to the national collection in Ottawa. These collections provide valuable information that supports research and management activities for the benefit of the forest sector nationally.

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Also available under the title:
Centre de foresterie des Grands Lacs Bulletin-é. No. 13, printemps 2011. (French)