Scientific Workshop Concludes In The Sault

(from left) Bill Gardner, Department of Fisheries & Oceans; Kara Webster, Canadian Forest Service (CFS); Dave Kreutzweiser, CFS; Paul Sibley, University of Guelph; Mike Thompson, Boniferro Millworks; Fred Beall, CFS

Natural Resources Canada and the Great Lakes Forestry Centre (GLFC) in Sault Ste. Marie concluded the Turkey Lakes Watershed Science Workshop yesterday (Nov 20). The two and half day event – the first of this magnitude in 15 years – attracted 45 scientists, researchers, university professors and industry representatives from Canada and the United States.

The workshop facilitated knowledge and information and provided a venue for developing future research directions. Turkey Lakes Watershed research area has been conducting collaborative research on forest ecosystem impacts for 35 years. The research has been undertaken in collaboration with other federal departments (Environment, Fisheries and Oceans), the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and many universities.

In addition to the workshop conducted at GLFC, attendees had the opportunity to spend a day on site at Turkey Lakes Watershed, located 60km north of Sault Ste. Marie.