A Healthy Landscape Approach: Foothills Releases New Natural Disturbance Reports

The Foothills Research Institute Natural Disturbance Program has published two new reports. The first report is titled "The Healthy Landscape Approach to Land Management."  The Natural Disturbance Program proposes a Healthy Landscape Approach as an alternative land management model that focuses on ecosystem health as a primary and common management objective.

The second report is titled "Using Natural Patterns as the Foundation for Operational Planning, Part 2:  What did we Learn?"  While there have been many isolated efforts to integrate natural patterns into forest land management across Canada, none have tried to adopt a planning strategy that involves using natural patterns as the conceptual framework for decision-making. For more information please visit the Foothills Research Institute's website at www.foothillsresearchinstitute.ca.