|Sponsor:||Sundre Forest Products|
Object & Deliverables
The primary goal of this project was to promote a greater understanding of the forest ecosystem as a whole and the role of history and research in developing current forest management practices.
Specific project objectives included continuing to meet the needs of local/central Alberta communities; continuing to offer on-site Des Crossley Demonstration Forest day or overnight programs, off-site Integrated Landscape Management (ILM)-focused site tours around Rocky Mountain House, classroom presentations, print resources, and teacher professional development to all interested teachers, students and community groups; maintaining current levels of on-site programming; and revamping/redeveloping some of the existing print resources as well as changing some of the components of the field and classroom presentations. The 2006 term also marked the first opportunity for French delivery of the program, and field trip and classroom presentations were facilitated for French immersion classes in the area.
During the 2006 spring and autumn sessions over 5200 participants – over 3,600 of them students – were reached, including direct delivery during field programs, in-school presentations, and the new
Project results are contained in the eight-page 2006 Inside Education Annual Report entitled “Des Crossley Demonstration Forest & Integrated Landscape Management Programs.”