Project Code: WELD-01-036
Program: FRIP
Sponsor:Weldwood of Canada Ltd.

Object & Deliverables


The primary goal of this Project was to complete a two-phase case study in the evolution of adaptive forest management in the greater Hinton area of west-central Alberta.

Objectives included compilation of a comprehensive historical background, completion of an analytical review into the early approaches to ecological management & the ensuing adaptive management changes, and the examination of the inter- relationships amongst the land management areas.

Final Report

Work on this Project was carried out over the period of June 1997 to December 2002. The “Deliverables” for this Project are contained in five volumes:
– “A Hard Road to Travel” – authored by Messrs. P. J. Murphy, R.W. Udell, and R. E. Stevenson;
– “The Hinton Forest: A Case Study in Adaptive Forest Management 1955 – 2000” by Murphy, Udell, Stevenson, and R. D.Bott;
– “Evolution of the Forest Management Agreements” by Murphy and M.K.Lukert;
– “The Development of Adaptive Management in the Protected Areas of the Foothills Model Forest” by Michael Denotter; and
– “Learning from the Forest: The Evolution of Adaptive Management at Hinton, Alberta” by Bott, Murphy, Udell, and Stevenson.

Adaptive Forest Management
West-Central Alberta
Forest Management Agreements