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.

Year: 1999

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 5243

Language: English

Availability: Not available through the CFS (click for more information).

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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.