Canadian Forest Service Publications

Great Lakes Forestry Centre e-Bulletin. Issue 8, Winter 2010. 7p.

Year: 2010

Issued by: Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 35117

Language: English

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

Availability: PDF (download)

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GLFC researchers balance the debate over the use of forest herbicides: The use of herbicides in forestry is a topic that garners much attention. Issues surrounding this common forest management practice range from concerns over the potential impacts on the environment, to ensuring that the Canadian forest industry remains competitive through the use of highly effective tools to ensure effective forest regeneration.In recent years, public debate over the use of forest herbicides has intensified, often with minimal attention given to the wealth of science directly pertinent to the topic. Dr. Dean Thompson and Doug Pitt, research scientists at the Great Lakes Forestry Centre, hope to balance the debate by presenting some of this key scientific knowledge to interested readers.

GLFC plays host to international boreal forest mapping meeting: The Circumboreal Vegetation Mapping (CBVM) project was initiated by the Arctic Council's of Conservation of Fauna and Flora (CAFF) Working Group to produce a standardized Potential Natural Vegetation map of the Boreal biome. The purpose of this map is to provide a global overview of the current relations between climate, vegetation and terrain in the Boreal zone to support conservation of biodiversity and monitoring of global change.

Researchers develop improved branch sampling method for detecting Emerald Ash Borer: Researchers at the Great Lakes Forestry Centre have recently developed a branch sampling method that is proving to be highly effective at early detection of low-density emerald ash borer infestations. This method has the potential to lower sampling costs and contribute to an improved management strategy for this non-native invasive insect pest.

Great Lakes Forestry Centre to host new Invasive Species Centre: The Great Lakes Forestry Centre is constructing an expanded facility to rear and study invasive alien forest insect species. The laboratories will be attached to the existing research centre in Sault Ste. Marie, and will serve as a national nexus for work on forest pests.

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Also available under the title:
Centre de foresterie des Grands Lacs Bulletin-é. No. 8, hiver 2010. (French)