|Sponsor:||Weyerhaeuser Company Ltd.|
Object & Deliverables
To support the NSERC-ACR Research Chair in Integrated Land Management at the University of Alberta.
The long term objective was to produce a toolkit that will form the core of ecologically informed land use planning. At the heart of this toolkit will be Integrated Landscape Management Models (ILMMs) capable of integrating multiple land use activities over broad space and long time scales to allow managers to explore the economic, ecological, and social implications of strategic land use decisions. The core of such models will be based on strong science that reduces key uncertainties allowing us to link human actions (land use practices, planning, and policy) to indicators (ecological, economic, and social). ILMMs form the basis for stakeholders (public, government, and industry) to understand and explore important trade-offs and devise more robust solutions to managing the risk of meeting longterm societal objectives around economic growth and ecological sustainability.
Final report was presented by Stan Boutin, Professor , Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta , March 31, 2013.