Working in partnership with provincial agencies within the Natural Resource Sector, the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (the Ministry; FLNRORD) plays a significant role in stewardship and authorizations of the Province’s Crown land and natural and cultural resources. Overseeing a land base of 94.8 million hectares, the Ministry sustainably manages forest, range, mineral, and landbased resources. In 2011, the Ministry committed to an integrated Research Program to provide timely, relevant, high-quality, credible information and to inform innovative solutions to British Columbia’s complex natural resource sector challenges through research, science, data, and extension. The Office of the Chief Forester also manages additional operational research investments in forest carbon and forest genetics. Research scientists are integrated throughout Ministry operations at both provincial and regional levels to provide direct linkages between researchers and staff involved in decision-making, policy development, and resource-management practices. Establishing research priorities is complex, considering the scale of operations and the dynamic nature of the Ministry’s mandate. Results and data from shortand longer-term research are essential to inform decision-making. New and existing long-term research installations continue to support development and validation of modelling and decision tools for sustainable forest management. Annual research priorities are established by the Research Oversight Committee, composed of representatives from regional and provincial operations groups within the Ministry and chaired by the Deputy Chief Forester. In 2018, the Research Program released the Research Program Strategic Plan 2018–2021, which defines the Program’s vision, values, governance, and strategic goals for the next three years.
Francesco Cortini. 2020. FLNRORD Research Program Annual Report 2019-2020. FLNRORD. Misc. Report (FLNRORD). MR124
Topic: FLNRORD Research Program
Keywords: FLNRORD Research Program Annual Report
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