Alberta Regional Caribou Knowledge Network announce Request for Proposals

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The Alberta Regional Caribou Knowledge Network, a partnership between Alberta's government and forest sector, is currently accepting proposals for two research opportunities.  

Researchers and consultants interested in exploring how Integrated Land Management and Silviculture and Harvest Systems can be advanced to balance the needs of Alberta's forestry sector with the needs of woodland caribou are invited to submit proposals by August 25, 2020 (11:59 pm MDT).

These projects are the first to be funded by the network and mark the beginning of five years of funding from Alberta's forest companies.  Research and knowledge exchange facilitated by the network aims to improve operational forestry practices and advance the recovery of woodland caribou in Alberta. The overarching goal of the network is to ensure forestry activities contribute to woodland caribou conservation efforts and to explore how regionalized knowledge and solutions in Alberta can better inform these efforts on working landscapes. 

Full Request for Proposals are available at the following links:

Project 1: Review of Alberta’s Integrated Land Management policies, practices and legislation 

Project 2: Study to advance harvest system and silviculture practices for improved woodland caribou and fibre outcomes

For any questions regarding these RFPs or the Alberta Regional Caribou Knowledge Network please contact:

Kristy Burke, Network Coordinator, Fuse Knowledge Exchange Program Coordinator | 780-999-8604