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Working Toward A Sustainable Future

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We do. Species such as the long-toed salamander, pileated woodpecker, northern goshawk, barred owl and bull trout play important roles in the food chain and overall biodiversity of our forest areas. In sustaining these natural ecological systems we are able to ensure the health of our planet for future generations to enjoy.

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Through extensive fish and wildlife studies, the Foothills Model Forest is PHOTO COURTESY OF KAREN GRAHAM

building a strong foundation of knowledge which will help address sustainable forest management issues over a large and diverse landbase. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

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The continued survival of these species and all forest wildlife is an important social, ecological and economic concern for all Albertans.

conducting important research into the ecological, economic and social Research conducted by the Foothills Model Forest has helped us to better understand the status of long-toed salamanders, no longer considered at risk according to Status of Alberta Wildlife (1996).

values of our forests, to develop information and tools for use by land and resource managers to ensure the long-term health of our communities and forests.

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“Ecosystem diversity is crucial for maintaining wildlife diversity. Information from studies that examine wildlife and their habitats are currently being used by foresters and 11 biologists to help ensure ecosystems will be present for all 8 9 KAREN GRAHAM 6 z If you would like species.� BIOLOGIST 10

Part of a Growing Network The Foothills Model Forest organization comprises a diverse group of over 40 partners, including principal sponsors Alberta Environment, the Canadian Forest Service, Jasper National Park, and Weldwood of Canada Limited (Hinton Division). With some 2.75 million hectares (27,500 square kilometres) under study, the Foothills Model Forest landbase is the largest such site in the world. This working model of sustainable forest management is part of a network of 11 Canadian and a growing number of international partnerships. They are focused on promoting ecologically sound forest practices and developing and applying new knowledge and technologies.

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more information on the Foothills Model Forest or the long-

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term biodiversity monitoring being undertaken, please visit

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our Website at www.fmf.ab.ca or call (780) 865-8329.

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