Boreal Forest Conference Proceedings

Louis Schmittroth louis at cs.athabascau.ca
Wed Nov 25 22:52:30 EST 1992




November  25, 1992

                     Announcing the publication of
                The Boreal Forest Conference Proceedings

The first rule of intelligent tinkering - either with forests or
mechanical gadgets - is to save all the parts.  The Boreal Forest
Conference was about all the parts. Twenty speakers, from across Canada,
addressed tourism, native issues, forest fires, snow as habitat,
peatlands, rivers, trees, government and industry positions, climate
change, citizen advocacy, conservation strategies, and small scale
timber operations.  And, the audience of over 200 responded in question
and answer sessions.

The Boreal Forest Conference Proceedings is 210 pages of thoughts,
research, perceptions, and questions about the ecology and use of the
boreal forest from an information-packed weekend in Athabasca in October
of 1991.

The Proceedings, published with the help of Athabasca University, is now
ready to mail out.  To order a copy make your cheque for $14.00 ($10.00
plus $4.00 postage and handling) payable to  (amounts in Can. $)

               Boreal Forest Committee
               Box 1351
               Athabasca, Alberta
               T0G 0B0

For further information contact:
Louis Schmittroth, tel. 403-675-4408, email: louis at cs.athabascau.ca, or
Joan Sherman, tel. 403-675-6340, email: joan at cs.athabascau.ca


            The Boreal Forest Conference Proceedings
                        Table of Contents

Introduction
Louis Schmittroth
Welcome to Athabasca and the
Boreal Forest Conference
Ken Stashko
Slide Presentation: Boreal Wilds
Peter Lee

Session One:
Ecology of the Boreal Forest
  Overview
    Terry Carleton
  The Trees
    George H. LaRoi
  The Peatlands
    Peter Kuhry
  Winter Ecology and Wildlife
  & Interactions in the Boreal Forest
    Rick Riewe
  Effects of Fire in the Boreal Forest
    Ross W. Wein

  Questions

Session Two:
Multiple Use of the Forest
  Overview
    Herb Hammond
  The Native Perspective
    Ralph Makokis
  Small-Scale Timber Operations
    Bob Cameron
  Wilderness and Tourism
    Jim Butler
  A Proposed Lakeland Park
    Brian Braidwood

  Questions

   Keynote Address:
   Boreal Forest in the Global Context
     Stan Rowe

  Questions

Session Three:
Use and Management of the Forest
  Overview
    Herb Hammond
  The Alberta Government's Perspective
    Ken Higginbotham
  Integrated Planning for Timber
  and Wildlife
    Rick Bonar
  The Forest Watch Program
  in the United States
    Barry Rosenberg

  Questions

Session Four:
  Predicting Global Climate Change
  Overview
    David Halliwell
  Global Warming and the Forest Flora
    John Hoddinott
  Global Warming and the Peatlands
    Suzanne Bayley
  The Forest and Its Rivers
    David Schindler
  The Boreal Forest and the
  Alberta Conservation Strategy
    Joan Snyder

  Questions

Closing Remarks
Bill Fuller
-- 
Louis Schmittroth louis at cs.athabascau.ca
NW 1/4 18 67 21 W4 Alberta.  



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