The planning committee consists of
Wayne Bell, John Pineau, Jim Baker, Rob Rempel, C.T. (Tat) Smith, Kevin Crowe and Genevieve
Wiens.The committee met to determine
the date of the workshop and outline an agenda.The committee plans to meet again on December 4, 2003.
November 3, 2003
Representatives from FedNor’sThunder Bay office met with Forestry faculty members to discuss
potential projects eligible for funding.Genevieve Wiens gave a presentation outlining possible projects within the
October 23, 2003
Genevieve Wiens gave a presentation explaining “What is the LegacyForest” for the Faculty of Forestry and the Forest Environment’s
Forestry Seminar Series.Faculty
members, students, and other members of the University community attended the
October 9, 2003
Bird Studies Canada Meeting
met with Ryan Zimmerling from Bird Studies Canada.Dr. Zimmerling presented Runesson
with his data to be entered into the metadata warehouse.
October 3, 2003
Meeting with the Dog River-Matawin FMP Author
Laird Van Damme, Robin Reilly, Gail Wong, John MacGillvray,
Kevin Crowe and Genevieve Wiens met at KBM Forestry Consultants Inc., to discuss the
Legacy Forest in relation to the 2005-2025 Forest Management Plan.At the meeting, it was decided the LegacyForest should be a part of the Information Centre, to be held December 3-4, 2003.Wiens will create
a display and attend the Information Centre.
XII World Forestry Congress
ReinoPulkki and Ulf Runesson, accompanied by several graduate students,
attended the XII World Forestry Congress, in Quebec.They not only
represented the Faculty of Forestry and the Forest
Environment, but also represented the LegacyForest and displayed a poster outlining current research
September 18, 2003
Living Legacy Trust Tour
The Living Legacy Trust Board was in
Thunder Bay touring the programs and research projects to which they
contributed funds.Dave West and Ulf Runesson highlighted the LegacyForest in a presentation held at the Bowater’s Division Office.
August 25-26, 2003
Data Gaps Analysis Workshop
The second LegacyForest planning workshop was held at Quetico
Centre near Atikokan.The objective of this Data Gaps
Analysis workshop was to identify potential research projects that will
expand the information needed for sustainable forest management.
Five speakers from government,
industry, First Nations and academia discussed current shortfalls in research
data in their respective areas.The
speakers were Michael Gluck – Forest Policy Section (OMNR), Jean Paul Gladu – National Aboriginal Forestry Association, Ryan Zimmerling – Bird Studies Canada, Roger Barber – Bowater
Forest Products Division and ReinoPulkki – Faculty of Forestry and the Forest Environment (Lakehead University).
Preparation for the next workshop
has already begun.The workshop, titled Decision Support Framework, is scheduled
to take place in early January, 2004.
Data Warehouse Update
is calibrating satellite images with a field radiometer provided by the Ontario
Ministry of Natural Resources.A
complete mosaic for the Dog River-Matawin forest will
shortly be finished and available in the meta-data warehouse at a scale of
Graduate students Jason Freeburn and Ian Sinclair gave a presentation introducing advanced remote sensing
tools used in the LegacyForest to the ShadValley program, a summer program for gifted high school students.
New Associate Member
Meredith Cornett is representing the
Nature Conservancy of Minnesota as an associate member of the LegacyForest.
May 15, 2003
The LegacyForest Framework Committee discussed research and funding
opportunities, and reviewed the planning
workshop follow-up report.
Interactive Display in Timmins
Graduate students Ian Sinclair and Jason Freeburn presented an
interactive display of the LegacyForest, organized by Ulf Runesson, at
the Central Canada Boreal Forest Expo.
National Forest Congress
Kevin Crowe attended the
9th National Forest Congress in Ottawa, Ontario to network with and inform its participants
of the LegacyForest.
April 26, 2003
Quetico Centre Presentation
Kevin Crowe presented the LegacyForest to members of the Northwest Region Joint LCC/RAC meeting
on Sustainable Resource Management.
April 22-23, 2003
ReinoPulkki explained silvicultural research opportunities in the Legacy Forest
to the Great Lakes Silviculture Summit at Michigan
Technological University, in Houghton.
April 22, 2003
and Shawn Mizon
demonstrated vegetation classification techniques to Joe Ladouceur
and James Harrison of Greenmantle Forestry Inc.
April 17, 2003
Image Analysis Demonstration
and Shawn Mizon
demonstrated image analysis techniques for vegetation classification to James
Holland of Duck Unlimited.
The Legacy Forest
Stratification Committee held a meeting on March 28, 2003.At the meeting, Wayne Bell, OFRI, and John MacGillivray, Bowater, shared their ideas on practical
criteria to define zones of differing silvicultural
March 29-30, 2003
The first LegacyForest Planning Workshop was held at Quetico
Centre near Atikokan.Participants from industry, academia, government and various
non-government organizations defined new research priorities for recruiting new
projects and future funding.
Brainstorming topics included public
relations, data management, funding partnerships and research gaps.Participants drafted vision and mission
statements and goals.A follow-up report
will guide further action steps.The
next session is scheduled for August 25 and 26.
March 24, 2003
Shawn Mizon illustrated image segmentation techniques for Quetico Provincial Park to Dr. Geoff Lipsett-Moore,
Zone Ecologist for Ontario Parks.
March 20, 2003
ReinoPulkki presented on Forest
Management in Ontario and the Legacy Forest at a regional conference on Forest
Management Policies and Practices, at the University of Minnesota.
March 18, 2003
Data Exchange Adds Member
Rafael Munoz, University of Waterloo became a member of the LegacyForest data exchange agreement.He plans to use the LegacyForest as a case study in the project “Identification of climate change related land use conflicts and climate
change adaptive strategies in northwestern Ontario,” for which he is the principal investigator.
March 17, 2003
New Steering Committee Member
Neville Ward, Assessment Biologist
of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, accepted an invitation to serve on
the LegacyForest Steering Committee.
March 14, 2002
Mapping Techniques Meeting
and Shawn Mizon explored species mapping techniques with representatives
of the Natural Resources Research Institute at the University of Minnesota.
March 10, 2003
Software for Image Analysis
investigated the efficiency of image processing software by LeciaGeosystems.
Data Exchange Adds Member
Bird Studies Canada, became a member of the data exchange agreement.The results of the study will enable both
industry and government to evaluate the impacts of current forestry practices
on avian biodiversity and baseline data for future comparison.
February 29, 2003
and Kevin Crowe discussed future collaborations with representatives of the
Lake Abitibi, Eastern Ontario and ManitobaModelForests.
February 26, 2003
Sault Ste. Marie Presentation
Kevin Crowe presented the LegacyForest to representatives of the CFS and OFRI and worked to
recruit new projects.
February 25-26, 2003
Sault Ste. Marie Conference
ReinoPulkki will serve on a panel at
the Living Legacy Trust Conference on Biodiversity.He will network with and inform researchers
of opportunities in the LegacyForest.
February 21, 2003
Meeting. The Steering Committee
will hold a face-to-face meeting on Friday, Feb. 21 at , at LakeheadUniversity. One of the main items on the agenda is making of
amendments to a draft of the LegacyForest Membership Structure prepared by Kevin Crowe.
February 18, 2003
and Innovation Team (EIT) defined a potential media strategy, confirmed web
page changes, and identified ways to integrate the LegacyForest into the
curricula at both LakeheadUniversity and ConfederationCollege.
February 18, 2003
Stratification Committee agreed on a final set of criteria for the division of
the LegacyForest into zones
of differing silvicultural intensities.
February 17, 2003
The Education and Innovation Team
(EIT) defined a potential media strategy, confirmed web page changes and
identified ways to integrate the LegacyForest into the curricula at LakeheadUniversity and ConfederationCollege.
February 13, 2003
Quetico Centre Demonstration. Ulf Runesson will demonstrate
the image portion of the LegacyForest data warehouse to QueticoPark staff and representative from the SuperiorNational Forest of Minnesota.
Presentation at CONFOR. Kevin Ride gave a presentation on the Legacy Forest to a
broad group of forestry graduate students gathered at the CONFOR conference, at
Lakehead University on Sunday, Feb. 2.
Second Newsletter Published. The
second edition of "LegacyForest Visions" has been published and distributed to over
200 individuals on our mailing list. The second edition features:
·a discussion on collecting
data on winter recreation demand
·a short biography of Ulf Runesson
·a description of the
proposed fluxnet station for the LegacyForest
·a discussion on the meaning of the LegacyForest as a model.
January 21, 2003
demonstrated the image analysis techniques used in constructing the data
warehouse to individuals from Pine Falls, Manitoba Conservation, Louisiana
Pacific, and Tolko.
January 13, 2003
WorkingForest Interview. On January 13, ReinoPulkki, Chair of the LegacyForest's Steering Committee, gave an interview to a reporter from
"The WorkingForest" newspaper. The interview will be in the next edition
of "The WorkingForest", available at www.workingforest.com
December 10, 2002
Stratification Meeting - The Legacy
Forest Stratification Group met on December 10 for the second time. The group
has representatives from the Bowater Inc., the 2005 planning team for the DogRiver-MatawinForest, the Ministry of Natural Resources, and the LegacyForest. This group is working to stratify the DogRiver-MatawinForest into zones of varying silvicultural
intensity (click here for further info) that will then be incorporated in the
2005 forest management plan.
December 5, 2002
Soils Meeting - The LegacyForest "soil research" meeting occurred on December
5th. The purpose of this meeting was to identify objectives and strategies for
research involving the LegacyForest.
August - September, 2002
Colour-infrared aerial photos (1:30000) were acquired for all of QueticoPark for use in the Quetico Inventory
portion LegacyForest project. Also, approximately 200 large-scale photo (LSP)
plots were acquired to aid in the inventory process. Further description of
these photosets can be found here.