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Outils d'aide à la récolte des peuplements affectés par la tordeuse des bourgeons de l'épinette (TBE)

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Author
Mercier, Guyta
Gaudreau, Jean-Philippe
Date
January 2021
Material Type
Pamphlet
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Mercier, Guyta
Gaudreau, Jean-Philippe
Date
January 2021
Material Type
Pamphlet
Physical Description
1 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Biomass
Costs
Economics
Harvesting
Mapping
Residues
Series Number
OT 280
Language
French
Abstract
Les forêts aff ectées par des épidémies d’insectes, en l’occurrence par la TBE, présentent une structure de peuplement hétérogène. Cela s’explique, entre autres, par le niveau de défoliation qui n’est pas nécessairement le même d’un arbre à l’autre. La récolte de ces peuplements engendre des coûts supplémentaires. Ceux-ci sont occasionnés par une perte de productivité des machines associée au temps supplémentaire requis pour produire un panier de produits répondant aux spécifi cations des usines. Par ailleurs, les récents développements en télédétection ont montré un grand potentiel pour réaliser des cartes précises et détaillées pouvant améliorer le processus de planifi cation et le déploiement d’opérations forestières. C’est dans ce contexte que des études ont été menées depuis 2014 sur la Côte-Nord. Elles ont permis de mesurer les pertes de productivité des machines et de développer une cartographie plus fi ne permettant de guider les opérateurs vers les endroits où la valeur des tiges assure la viabilité des opérations.
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What are biomass heat maps?

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8015
Author
Friesen, Charles
Date
January 2021
Material Type
Pamphlet
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Friesen, Charles
Date
January 2021
Material Type
Pamphlet
Physical Description
1 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Biomass
Costs
Economics
Harvesting
Mapping
PIF
Residues
Series Number
OT 288
Language
English
Abstract
A biomass heat map is a tool to help visualize the cost of biomass that is residual from harvest operations. The heat map is important because it can inform decision-making and economic feasibility studies. Its visual impact can trigger new thoughts and innovations in the human mind that a table of numbers can not... like: Where might we build a new plant? Should we compete at an existing delivery point, or not?
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Services directory Forest Operations 2021-2022

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8027
Author
FPInnovations
Date
March 2021
Material Type
Pamphlet
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
FPInnovations
Date
March 2021
Material Type
Pamphlet
Physical Description
25 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Biomass
Calculator
DiagFor
Diagnosis
Drones
Fiber supply
Forest fires
Forest operations
FPInnovations
Harvesting
Indigneous forestry
Machinery
Roads
Silviculture
Soft soil
Transportation
Training
Trucks
Series Number
Pamphlet ; 2021
Language
English
Abstract
The services offered related to forest operations are outlined in this general brochure. Information on workshops, professional services, virtual library, online tools and opportunities for assessment and support are detailed.
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Catalogue de services Opérations forestières 2021-2022

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8028
Author
FPInnovations
Date
Mars2021
Material Type
Pamphlet
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
FPInnovations
Date
Mars2021
Material Type
Pamphlet
Physical Description
25 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Biomass
Calculator
DiagFor
Diagnosis
Drones
Fiber supply
Forest fires
Forest operations
FPInnovations
Harvesting
Indigneous forestry
Machinery
Roads
Silviculture
Soft soil
Transportation
Training
Trucks
Series Number
Pamphlet ; 2021
Language
French
Abstract
Les services offerts liés aux opérations forestières sont décrit dans cette brochure. Les informations sur les ateliers, les services professionnels, la bibliothèque virtuelle, les outils en ligne et les possibilitées d'interventions sont détaillées.
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Evaluation of the TV White Space telecommunication technology in forestry operations

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7996
Author
Tanguay-Laflèche, Maxime
Date
March 2021
Material Type
InfoNote
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Tanguay-Laflèche, Maxime
Date
March 2021
Material Type
InfoNote
Physical Description
5 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Communications
Forestry 4 0
Harvesting equipment
Productivity
Technology
Series Number
InfoNote; 2021 n.7
Language
English
Abstract
Through the Forestry 4.0 program, FPInnovations is investigating and testing telecommunication technologies for the forestry industry, this includes the application of TV White Space (TVWS) technology. TVWS radios operate in the frequency spectrum between 450 to 698 MHz and the majority of this spectrum is unlicensed and not acquired through federal government auctions. A short-term field trial was conducted in Central Québec forest operations in December 2020. Cost-effective connectivity will bridge the gap between the forest and the rest of the supply chain. Operational efficiency, flexibility and worker safety will be improved by enabling instant communication with currently isolated logging operations. This report summarizes the findings and results obtained in this first operational trial aimed at quantifying the scope of mobile connectivity through this new technology.
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Évaluation de la technologie de télécommunication TV White Space en opération forestière

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7997
Author
Tanguay-Laflèche, Maxime
Date
March 2021
Material Type
InfoNote
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Tanguay-Laflèche, Maxime
Date
March 2021
Material Type
InfoNote
Physical Description
5 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Communications
Forestry 4 0
Harvesting equipment
Productivity
Technology
Series Number
InfoNote; 2021 n.7
Language
French
Abstract
Par l’initiative Foresterie 4.0, FPInnovations trouve et met à l’essai des technologies de télécommunication pour l’industrie forestière tel que la technologie TV White Space (TVWS). Les radios TVWS opèrent dans le spectre de fréquence de 450 à 698 MHz et la majorité de ce spectre est non-licencié et pas acquis par l’entremise des enchères du gouvernement fédéral. Un essai sur le terrain à court terme a été réalisé dans une exploitation forestière du centre du Québec en décembre 2020. Une connectivité rentable comblera la division entre la forêt et le reste de la chaîne d'approvisionnement. L'efficacité opérationnelle, la flexibilité et la sécurité des travailleurs seront améliorées en permettant une communication instantanée avec les opérations d'exploitation forestière actuellement isolées. Ce rapport résume les constats et résultats obtenus lors de ce premier essai opérationnel visant à quantifier la portée d’une connectivité mobile grâce à cette nouvelle technologie.
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Survival zones for wildland firefighters: a case study at Vine Creek in Jasper National Park

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub19862
Author
Baxter, Greg
Thomasson, Jim
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Baxter, Greg
Thomasson, Jim
Contributor
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AAF)
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
15 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Alberta
Fire
Fire protection
Heat
Protection
Temperature
Topography
FPI TR
Wildfires
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2020 n.13
Language
English
Abstract
Data was collected within a burned out area on a steep mountain slope as part of FPInnovations’s Survival Zone project. The fire was a prescribed burn carried out by Parks Canada in Jasper National Park. The data collected shows that in this one instance, that temperatures and heat flux values fell within survivable range for firefighters wearing PPE. This report does not condone firefighters above a fire on a steep slope, but rather this PB was used as a data collecting opportunity.
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Integrating fuel treatment data into the Canadian wildland fire information framework. A review of Canadian data management systems and requirements

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub36367
Author
Hsieh, Rex
Hvenegaard, Steven
Refai, Razim
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Hsieh, Rex
Hvenegaard, Steven
Refai, Razim
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
25 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
FPI TR
Forestry
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2020 n.20
Language
English
Abstract
The National Fuels Management Reference Database was designed to collect data on wildland fuel treatment implementation and maintenance. This information is relevant to the Emergency Management Strategy in understanding where fuel treatments are located and how they were applied. FPInnovations reviewed the current status and use of the database and data depositories within wildfire management agencies. Combined with the findings of wildfire risk assessment experts’ data requirements, recommendations were provided for the integration of fuel treatment data into the Canadian Wildland Fire Information Framework.
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Fuel treatment intensity and fire behaviour. Experimental fires in mulched fuels at Pelican mountain

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub36371
Author
Hvenegaard, Steven
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Hvenegaard, Steven
Contributor
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AAF)
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
15 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Wildfires
Forestry
Fuel
Black spruce
Alberta
Density
Physical properties
Mulch
Forest fire
Crown fire
Wind
FPI TR
FOP Technical Report
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2020 n.18
Language
English
Abstract
This study investigated the effects of applying three mulch treatment intensities on fuel bed characteristics and the resultant fire behaviour. This is a companion report to a previously published report titled Mulching productivity in black spruce fuels: Productivity as a function of treatment intensity. The findings of these fire behaviour trials, in conjunction with productivity results, can assist fuel management practitioners in developing appropriate cost-effective mulching prescriptions.
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Hotspot detection in harvest debris burn sites. Infrared sensing using remotely piloted aircraft systems

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub36372
Author
Hvenegaard, Steven
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Hvenegaard, Steven
Contributor
BC Timber Sales
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
14 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Wildfires
Infrared sensing
Hotspots
Aircraft
Forestry
FPI TR
FOP Technical Report
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2020 n.17
Language
English
Abstract
FPInnovations collaborated with BC Timber Sales and Hummingbird Drones, a company with expertise in wildfire hotspot detection, to explore the use of a DJI Inspire 1 Pro remotely piloted aircraft system equipped with a thermal sensor as a hotspot detection tool.
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Internet of the forest: LTE network in forest operations

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub36411
Author
Tanguay-Laflèche, Maxime
Date
May 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Tanguay-Laflèche, Maxime
Date
May 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
25 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Cellular network
Communications
Harvesting
FPI TR
Productivity
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2020 n.22
Language
English
Abstract
Through the Forestry 4.0 program, FPInnovations seeks to bring Internet access to harvest teams to improve the connectivity of forestry operations. To this end, a local cellular network was set up in forestry operations over a three-week period in order to contextualize the benefits, the constraints to deployment and the costs. FPInnovations and Resolute Forest Products commissioned Ambra Solutions to design a cellular network and the leasing of the equipment. By using a 30 m. high self-deploying tower in the centre of the cutting area, 53% of the cut blocks were initially connected to the Internet. Combined with a 9 m. mobile tower whose function is to spread the signal around a service truck, the actual coverage is slightly flexible. Moreover, comparative tests show that a commercial amplifier significantly improves signal reception. By optimizing the bandwidth and the signal propagation mode as required, a download speed of 2 Mb/s was recorded at 9 km. from the source. This temporary deployment made it possible to record capital costs and operating expenses such as energy consumption, labour, etc. In an annual supply scenario for a typical sawmill, the cost of connectivity to harvesting teams is estimated between $0.29 and $1.01 per m3 harvested. Although this technology offers advantages in terms of worker safety and optimizes the harvest, the limitations involved show that this technology is not suitable for all forestry operations in the country. Very isolated or dispersed operations will have to wait for the commercialization of other technologies such as low-orbit satellite constellations in low orbit before implementing a reasonably priced solution
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Les changements climatiques. Les opérations forestières doivent s'adapter

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7935
Author
Légère, Glen
Meek, Philippe
Partington, Mark
Date
Janvier 2020
Material Type
Presentation
Field
Partnerships
Author
Légère, Glen
Meek, Philippe
Partington, Mark
Date
Janvier 2020
Material Type
Presentation
Physical Description
74 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Partnerships
Research Area
Forestry
Language
French
Abstract
Une présentation le 30 janvier 2020
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Tannins extraction from bark for industrial applications, laboratory study

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7929
Author
Gandrieau, Simon
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Pulp & Paper Manufacturing
Author
Gandrieau, Simon
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
11 p.
Sector
Pulp Paper and Bioproducts
Field
Pulp & Paper Manufacturing
Research Area
Thermal Process
Subject
Aboriginal
Bark
Extractives
Biostimulants
Language
English
Abstract
FPInnovations was approached to investigate the extraction of tannin from tree bark in British Columbia (BC). FPInnovations has been working on bark extraction over the last few years and proposed to focus this study on Western Hemlock which showed high tannin content in previous work. The extraction method developed by FPInnovations uses chemicals and elaborate equipment that requires the work to be conducted under strongly controlled conditions, such as a chemical laboratory. This report aimed to find a simpler extraction protocol that could potentially be used by coastal First Nations communities or other parties interested in extracting tannin from bark at a relatively small scale.
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A 3 in 1 trail system for operating on soft soils

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52894
Author
Thiel, Matthew
Date
February 2020
Material Type
InfoNote
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Thiel, Matthew
Date
February 2020
Material Type
InfoNote
Physical Description
1 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Costs
Forwarders
Harvesting
Skidders
Soil
Soft soil
Series Number
InfoNote; 2020 n.1
Language
English
Abstract
Harvest operations on soft soils can be particularly challenging in order to respect site and soil disturbance guidelines as well as operational requirements. To address the challenges of operating on soft soils, FPInnovations has worked on solutions designed to reduce disturbance on weak soils while minimizing implementation and investment costs by using machines already being used in the operation.
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Forest fibre utilization strategy and business opportunities assessment for the Innu. Phase 1: fibre supply

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52909
Author
Volpé, Sylvain
Desrochers, Luc
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Volpé, Sylvain
Desrochers, Luc
Contributor
Natural Resoures Canada (NRC)
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
27 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Forestry
Series Number
Report
Language
English
Abstract
The Labrador Forest Management District (FMD) 19A with an annual allowable cut (AAC) of spruce from commercial harvest blocks of 165 000 m3/year is enough to meet the demand of a 40 M fbm/year sawmill (assuming sawmill efficiency factor of 4 m3/MFBM). The estimated average wood supply costs to access all the AAC wood from district 19A for Goose Bay is $58/m3 and Sheshatshiu at $63/m3 (9% price premium paid for wood deliveries to Sheshatshiu caused by the added transport distance of about 40 km per trip to complete the cycle time on average for truck loads). The scenario of a 40 M fmb/year sawmill would require at least 20 full time employees to run the wood supply chain and another 14 part time employees to build and maintain the road network.
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Forestry 4.0 program overview

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52923
Author
Charette, Francis
Date
April 2020
Material Type
Pamphlet
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Charette, Francis
Date
April 2020
Material Type
Pamphlet
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Forestry
Series Number
Report
Language
English
Abstract
The biggest challenges facing the forest sector currently are dealing with labour availability, maintaining a competitive fibre supply, and having flexibility in the supply chain to react quickly to market demands. Driven by the need to respond to these challenges, FPInnovations launched the Forestry 4.0 program.
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Survol du programme Foresterie 4.0

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52924
Author
Charette, Francis
Date
Avril 2020
Material Type
Pamphlet
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Charette, Francis
Date
Avril 2020
Material Type
Pamphlet
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Forestry
Series Number
Report
Language
English
Abstract
Les plus grands défis actuels du secteur forestier concernent la disponibilité de la main-d’oeuvre, le maintien d’un approvisionnement en fibre concurrentiel et une flexibilité de la chaîne d’approvisionnement lui permettant de répondre rapidement aux demandes du marché. Pour relever ces défis, FPInnovations a lancé le programme Foresterie 4.0.
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Fostering Aboriginal involvement in Canada's forest industry, a route to understanding

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7792
Author
Hamilton, Peter
Date
November 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Hamilton, Peter
Date
November 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
26 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Aboriginal
First Nations
Forest industry
Forestry
Logging
Operations
Training
Series Number
FPInnovations ; 2020
Language
English
Abstract
This presentation discusses services for logging contractors to help develop their skills in their operational and financial performances. Involvement and engagement with First Nations and using DiagFor are two of the topics presented.
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Developing tools and techniques to streamline forest fuel sampling. Innovation and application in the Alkali Resource Management area

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7810
Author
MacKinnon, Brandon
Hvenegaard, Steven
Date
April 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
MacKinnon, Brandon
Hvenegaard, Steven
Date
April 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
41 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Efficiency
Forestry
Fuel load
Sampling
FPI TR
FOP Technical Report
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2020 n.43
Language
English
Abstract
Evaluation  of  forest  environments  to  assess  fuel  loading  using  conventional  inventory methods is labour-intensive, time-consuming, and requires extensive training to be completed correctly. Fuels managers would like to apply simpler, less expensive fuel sampling methods and still maintain acceptable accuracy in fuel load measurements. FPInnovations  has  explored  different  fuel  sampling  techniques  that  may  be  applicable to the forest stands of central British Columbia. The photoload sampling technique  was  deemed  to  be  a  valuable  tool  that  can  be  enhanced  to  suitably  represent the forest fuels in Interior Douglas-fir environments and can be adapted to other fuel environments with appropriate amendments.
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Real-time collection of temperature lapse rate data from aircraft for use in fire operations

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub53000
Author
Baxter, Greg
Thomasson, Jim
Date
February 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Baxter, Greg
Thomasson, Jim
Date
February 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
23 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Aircraft
Atmosphere
Lapse rate
Temperature
Fire fighting
FPI TR
Sensors
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2020 n.24
Language
English
Abstract
FPInnovations investigated the possibility of collecting real time temperature-altitude data that could be used to determine the stability of the atmosphere. Unstable atmospheric conditions have been associated with erratic and extreme fire behaviour. An increased awareness of atmospheric stability conditions would provide fire managers an additional tool to plan firefighting activities. A firefighting aircraft with a specific sensor was sourced and two years of data was collected and analysed to determine if temperature profiles could be built using the data. Results show the data was sufficiently accurate and was collected at a frequency where temperature lapse rates can be calculated, and the stability of the atmosphere in the area of a fire could be determined.
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