Fibre supply


What are the problems faced by the industry in this area?
Imprecise and spatially weak forest inventory information, and difficulty in operationalizing remote sensing and lidar data
Reduction in fibre availability because of natural disasters (e.g., insects, fire) and other land use constraints
Decrease in quality of the fibre resource
Lack of markets to utilize all fibre
Socially acceptable intensive fibre production strategies


What does FPInnovations do to address the challenges?
Deliver responsive remote sensing-based operational compliance and fibre inventory solutions
Support and implement techniques to access new sources of fibre (e.g., partial cutting) and increase utilization of residual fibres
Develop enhanced strategies for fighting and detecting wildfires, and for protecting firefighters and resources/communities

Goals & Impacts

What are the goals to reach and what are the impacts on members?
Develop two image analysis tool prototypes to automate various operational surveys and stand/stem attribute
Provide an additional 1 million m³ over current allocations by helping implement commercial thinning and caribou management partial cuts
Provide techniques that can help reduce the impact and extent of wildfire