Canadian Forest Service Publications

Developing research approaches to understand biodiversity response to biomass removal. 2014. Venier, L.A.; Aubin, I.; Webster, K.; Rive, A.; Morris, D.M.; Rice, J.A.; Hazlett, P. Biomass/Biodiversity Workshop held February 22-23, 2012, Sault Ste. Marie, ON. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Great Lakes Forestry Centre. Information Report GLC-X-12 78 p.

Year: 2014

Issued by: Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 35896

Language: English

Series: Information Report (GLFC - Sault Ste. Marie)

Availability: PDF (download)

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The Canada-Ontario Forest Bioeconomy Technical Working Group organized a workshop to develop a framework for assessing the sustainability of forest biomass harvest from a biodiversity perspective. We wanted to identify the research and monitoring approaches that would be needed to determine the amount and quality of forest biomass that should be left on site to ensure ecosystem sustainability and integrity. Results from this workshop are intended to help develop appropriate guidelines for Canada that can ensure Canadian industries are not at a disadvantage in international markets, where sustainability criteria for biomass are being developed. Participants represented a variety of perspectives, including the forest industry, universities, federal and provincial organizations responsible for forest management, forest communities and First Nations as well as scientists with expertise in a wide array of taxa and disciplines. Although focusing on Ontario, we anticipate that the workshop objectives and outcomes will also meet some of the priorities of other provinces.

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Élaborer des approches de recherche afin de comprendre la réaction de la biodiversité à l'enlèvement de biomasse. Rapport d'information GLC-X-12F. (French)