Canadian Forest Service Publications
Cumulative ecological and socioeconomic effects of forest management, natural disturbance and climate change in ON managed forests, 2021, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Research Connections - Cumulative Effects. Note 5. 3 p.
Issued by: National Capital Region
Catalog ID: 40497
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Plain Language Summary
There are ongoing harvesting operations in Ontario’s managed forest areas. Broad-scale strategic planning in the context of cumulative effects can help inform the approach for this development; however, data is not currently available. The project’s overarching goal is to support strategic planning for future land use and provide options for industrial land use and conservation. This project will use existing databases for priority areas, and will conduct analyses to identify the impact of climate change and multiple land use activities on a suite of environmental and social indicators. The indicators of concern to be considered in the project are elements of biodiversity, including caribou, birds and mercury in fish. These indicators were selected with consideration of socio-economic consequences, including potential effects on Indigenous communities and timber supply. This project is part of a larger cumulative effects project that will develop a comprehensive framework for measuring and projecting cumulative effects using ensemble modelling to address uncertainties.
Also available under the title:
Effets écologiques et socioéconomiques cumulatifs de la gestion forestière, des perturbations naturelles et des changements climatiques dans les forêts aménagées de l’Ontario (French)