Canadian Forest Service Publications
The Forest Ecosystem Research Network of Sites (FERNS) 1999. Mitchell, A.K.; Lee, C.A. The Forestry Chronicle 75(3): 481-482.
Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 5243
The Canadian Forest Service (CFS) has organised a National Forest Ecosystem Research Network of Sites (FERNS). These sites are focused on the study of sustainable forest management practices and ecosystem processes at the stand level. Network objectives are to promote this research nationally and internationally, provide linkages among sites, preserve the long-term research investments already made on these sites and provide a forum for information exchange and data sharing. The 17 individual sites are representative of six ecozones across Canada and address the common issue of silvicultural solutions to problems of sustainable forest management. While the CFS coordinates and promotes FERNS, the network consists of local autonomous partners nationwide who benefit from the FERNS affiliation through increased publicity for their sites.