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Networks of Centres of Excellence for Sustainable Forest Management
Sponsor: 
Weyerhaeuser Company Limited
Lead Researcher: 
Luigi Morgantini, Weyerhaeuser Company Limited, Edmonton, Alberta
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Established in 1995, the Sustainable Forest Management Network (SFMN) is an incorporated, non-profit Canadian research Network of Centres of Excellence, based at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. The SFMN supports interdisciplinary, university-based research that addresses issues related to sustainable forest management.

The research program was designed to contribute to the transition from sustained-yield forestry to sustainable forest management. All projects focus on at least one of nine specific research areas. The nine research areas include five areas dedicating to developing strategies and alternatives for achieving sustainable forest management and four areas dedicated to developing criteria and indicators. The SFMN is funded by the Government of Canada, provincial governments, forestry companies, aboriginal groups, a non-governmental organization, the University of Alberta, and the BIOCAP Canada Foundation. Funds are allocated to research projects based on a peer-review process.

Program details, funding partners, and funded projects are on the SFMN website at http://sfm-1.biology.ualberta.ca/english/home/index.htm.