Canadian Program

May 23, 2011

 NCASI’s Canadian forestry program addresses important technical questions related to sustainable forest management in Canada. Staff in Canada work with leading researchers in wildlife, hydrology, forest ecology, biometrics, soil science, and silviculture, to undertake research and technical studies to respond to challenges facing the industry.

The three key components of the program include Wildlife & Biodiversity, Watershed Management, and Conservation Planning. These programs are designed by teams of industry experts and conducted in collaboration with the best available scientists in NCASI member companies, government agencies, and leading universities.

NCASI’s forestry staff manages the programs with oversight and direction from a task group comprised of senior forest managers and leading scientists from NCASI member companies. NCASI research and technical support play important roles in the forest products industry’s overall response to challenges and opportunities related to forest environmental management and sustainable forestry. Strategic priorities (below) developed by the task group provide a useful framework for NCASI’s annual Canadian program planning process.

For more information, contact Dr. Kevin Solarik (, Director of Forestry Research, Canada & Northeast/Northcentral US, or Kirsten Vice (, Vice President, Canadian Operations.

Strategic Priorities for NCASI’s Canadian Forestry Program

Wildlife and Biodiversity

Species at Risk
Woodland Caribou
Migratory Birds
Biodiversity and Landscape Ecology

Watershed Management

Riparian Area Management
Roads in Forest Watersheds
Forest Wetlands
Water Quality & Quantity Management

Conservation Planning

Boreal Forest Management
Protected Areas
Criteria & Indicators

Other Sustainable Forest Management Issues

Global Climate Change & Forest Carbon