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The Alberta Forest Growth Organization kicks off 2010 with new workshops and conferences!

Hinton, Alberta... In the face of climate change and carbon emission regulations, Alberta’s resource-based industries will begin to rely on the estimation of forest growth and yield to demonstrate sustainability, and to derive/trade carbon credits.

To help raise the profile of growth and yield, and its link to carbon, the Alberta Forest Growth Organization (AFGO) has announced two workshops as a lead-up to their fall conference “Forestry and Energy – Growing Towards a Carbon Neutral Alberta”.   This conference will engage Alberta’s resource management sectors to identify and prioritize the most urgent emerging issues requiring forest growth expertise and technology.

For more information on AFGO, the upcoming workshops, or fall conference please contact:
Barry Waito
Executive Director
Alberta Forest Growth Organization
204.525.3222

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Media inquiries may be directed to:
Sean P. Kinney
Communications and Extension Program Lead
foothills RESEARCH INSTITUTE
780.865.8329

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