We know that water sources have to be considered in how we manage our forests. Research on how forests and water interact helps companies make informed decisions about how to support our forests and maintain Alberta’s clean water supply.
The Southern Rockies Watershed Project at the University of Alberta is the largest study of its kind worldwide. It examines how watershed changes as a result of large-scale disturbance, and may offer insight on how to help forests and water systems recover after events like forest fires. fRI Research is completing research on watercourse buffers to improve how we protect water sources, by identifying the ideal shape, size and location of buffers for different types of water bodies.