The research and technology transfer has national implications that will support bioenergy facilities and rural and Indigenous communities across the country. The CWFC is continuing this work to increase our understanding and expand the safe and sustainable use of biomass for bioenergy.
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.
La recherche sur les cultures intensives en courte rotation du CCFB fournit les connaissances et la technologie dont nous avons besoin pour atténuer les effets du changement climatique en améliorant la façon dont nous gérons les forêts et utilisons les produits ligneux récoltés.
Forests make up nearly 35 per cent – 347 million hectares – of Canadian land. For the forest sector, that’s a lot of inventory to manage and monitor. To run any successful business, inventory needs to be monitored. That’s why researchers at the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre (CWFC) are enhancing current inventory systems to improve how forest managers, provincial governments, and other communities across Canada manage forests.
Des chercheurs primés du Centre canadien sur la bre de bois du Service canadien des forêts (CCFB/SCF) mènent cette recherche génomique dans le cadre d’un projet appelé FastTRAC (Fast Tests for Rating and Amelioration of Conifers / Tests rapides pour l’amélioration des conifères). Ces travaux transforment les programmes traditionnels d’amélioration génétique des arbres, ils améliorent la sélection des arbres et ils dotent les producteurs de semences de recherches et d’outils essentiels.
The FastTRAC project brought together scientists, foresters and economists from the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre, Laval University, FPInnovations, the Government of Québec, J.D. Irving, and the New Brunswick Tree Improvement Council. They demonstrated tree genomic-assisted selection at the operational scale and highlighted the economic benefits of FastTRAC technology.
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.
If not done properly, felling and bunching operations may directly or indirectly present a risk of damage to forest soils, which can impact water quality and future tree growth. Such damage may also result in soil erosion. This guide was created to help machine operators choose the best working techniques to prevent soil damage while felling and during subsequent skidding phase.
If not done properly, forwarding operations present a risk of damage to forest soils, which can impact water quality and future tree growth. Such damage may include compaction, rutting, erosion and nutrient loss. This guide was created to help forwarder operators choose the best working techniques to avoid damaging forest soils during harvesting operations. It provides good practices, guidelines on operating when soil strength is reduced, and tips on working around wetlands and during winter operations.
If not done properly, felling and processing operations may directly or indirectly present a risk of damage to forest soils, which can impact water quality and future tree growth. Such damage may also result in soil erosion. This guide was created to help machine operators choose the best working techniques to prevent soil damage while felling and processing and during the subsequent forwarding phase.