Wildlife Presence and Use of Forested Landscapes within the Drayton Valley FMA Area 8500023
Weyerhaeuser Company Limited
Lead Researcher: 
L. Morgantini, Weyerhaeuser Company Limited, Edmonton, Alberta
Establishment of an ecological framework for sustainable forest management requires comprehensive information on the status of existing natural resources so that monitoring and evaluation programs can be developed. The overall objective of this research program is to provide baseline data to benchmark monitoring changes in the condition of forest ecosystems.

Researchers used existing data, studies, and literature, supplemented with field studies to obtain baseline data.

Deliverables from the research program are provided as the following reports: Landscape vegetation patterns and natural disturbance regimes with FMA 8500023; Fish population inventory and habitat associations in the Baptise River drainage; and An inventory of terrestrial resources within forest management agreement area 8500023.