Promote and Incorporate Applied Research and Technology

An enhanced, better coordinated, and better focused research and development effort is essential if we are to achieve sustainability. Further research is needed in a number of broad subject areas: forest ecosystems and biological diversity; resource evaluation and inventory; the ecological and environmental impact of forest distubance and management regimes; forest protection covering disease, pest, and fire; silvicultural techniques; forest productivity; and other non-wood aspects of forests such as wildfire management, recreation, and cultural and heritage values. The Natural Resources Management Department will incorporate research and technology into our planning processes and operations by: