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Mixedwood Project Team

The Mixedwood Project Team is continuing the work of the Mixedwood Management Association, which addressed practical and scientific issues around managing mixedwood stands to sustain their mixed-species characteristics.

The Mixedwood Management Association officially came into existence in 2001 with eight member companies and Alberta Sustainable Resource Development. Hosted by the Alberta Research Council for the first two years and then the University of Alberta until 2015, when it amalgamated with FGrOW.

The Mixedwood project team has three goals:

  1. Increase knowledge through financial and in-kind support of basic and applied research.
  2. Enhance the forest community’s understanding of mixedwood through support for workshops and conferences.
  3. Increase information collection, sharing, dissemination, and its application to day-to-day forest management activities.
     

    Strip Cut Understory Protection Trial

    Protecting understory white spruce during removal of overstory aspen will ensure the utilization and release of advanced spruce growth, which will result in a shortened rotation, reduction of reforestation cost, and eventually an increase of timber production per unit of land.

    Dynamic Aspen Density Experiment

    This is an FGrOW project involving permanent sample plots established between 2007–2015 to examine the ways hardwood (aspen) affect spruce development.

    2019 FGrOW Field Tour | Photo Gallery

    Pictures from the FGrOW field tour in on October 10, 2019.

    FGrOW Alberta Silviculture Guide

    Version 2 of the Guide, commissioned by the Mixedwood Project Team of the Forest Growth Organization of Western Canada (FGrOW).

    Mixedwood Management Association Historic Report: 2000-2015

    Review of 15 years of the Mixedwood Management Association

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