Forests and forested wetlands provide critical carbon storage and may play an important role in mitigating climate change, but the quantification methods for boreal wetlands are poorly understood. To investigate these dynamics the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) will receive $150,000 over three years to develop practical methods for quantifying carbon sequestration in upland boreal forests and wetlands.
SRC will develop implementable protocol which is affordable, based on internationally accepted methods, and applicable across other SFI-certified landscapes. SRC will create tools to both sample carbon in the field and calculate carbon based on vegetation and soil field data. Additionally, SRC will conduct a case study on forestlands managed by SFI Program Participant Louisiana-Pacific Canada Ltd. to ensure the accuracy of tools and protocol.
SRC and Partners will share results through peer-reviewed scientific journals, international conferences, and other local outreach. This project will help SFI Program Participants to better understand carbon storage in forested wetlands. It will also support SFI Program Participants in their efforts to monitor the relationship between regional climate models and resiliency of their own well-managed forests.
About Saskatchewan Research Council
The Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) is one of Canada’s leading providers of applied research, development and demonstration (RD&D) and technology commercialization.
With more than 350 employees, $73 million in annual revenue and over 68 years of RD&D experience, SRC provides products and services to its 1,500 clients in 20 countries around the world.
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