Policy and Practice Project Team

The Policy and Practice Project Team evolved from the Alberta Forest Growth Organization. It provides its members with a venue for discussing and addressing forest management opportunities and challenges.

Resource Lists and Compendiums | Summaries and Communications
A database of applied silviculture and G&Y study summaries
GIS Products | Tools and Apps
The overall aim of the project is to advance the goals of the Provincial Growth and Yield Initiative (PGYI) by pooling FGrOW member data into an association-wide database that supports the development and validation of growth models. The permanent sample plot database will provide a storage facility for members’ data, support advanced analytics and modeling, as well as accommodate the future data and knowledge requirements of FGrOW members.  
Report to AFGO Members from the Strata Subcommittee - On work conducted from September 2012 to October 2014
Reports | Scientific Publications
Report to members of the Alberta Forest Growth Organization
About the Provincial Growth and Yield Initiative
Business Documents | Plans and Terms of Reference
Introduction, proposal, and implementation of the PGYI project.
Posters | Summaries and Communications
Poster invitation to the October 2010 Alberta Forest Growth Organization's "Forests and Energy: Growing Towards a Carbon Neutral Alberta" conference.
Posters | Summaries and Communications
Agenda, speaker biographies and presentation abstracts for the October 2010 Alberta Forest Growth Organization's Forests and Energy conference.
Presentation Slides | Summaries and Communications
Presentation given on challenges, issues and the future of forest carbon credit, at the October 2010 AFGO Forests and Energy conference.
Audio-Visual | Photo Galleries
Collection of 20 photographs from the January 2010 Alberta Forest Growth Organization Forest Offsets Workshop.
Presentation Slides | Summaries and Communications
Presentation given on the Improved Forest Management and the mandate, members, funding, workshops, and conferences of AFGO, at FRI's 2010 AGM.
Announcement
The Alberta Forest Growth Organization held a 2nd Forest Offsets workshop, on May 6, 2010 in Edmonton, Alberta.  The workshop titled "Getting Your Offsets to Market" was very successful, with more than 60 people attending. Many thanks to those whose contributions led to the success of this second workshop.
Announcement
The second workshop “Getting Your Offsets to Market” will be held on May 6th at Ramada Conference Centre on Kingsway Avenue in Edmonton, AB. We will build from the work presented at the January 20th Carbon 101 Workshop. (click here to review presentations). This workshop will again count towards the Registered Professional Forester (RPF) continuing competency program. The 1 day workshop will be worth 5 CU Gen/Tech and 5.5 CU LPPP
Announcement
The Alberta Forest Growth Organization held their first workshop, Forest Offsets, on January 20, 2010 in Edmonton, Alberta. The presentations from that workshop are now available.  If you would like to view, share or download the presentations click here.
Announcement
AFGO's Forest Offsets Workshop #2 will take place on May 6, 2010 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  This workshop will work towards identifying the business case for forest based carbon credits. Discussions and information from this meeting will provide input into the September conference. Further details on this workshop and the fall conference will be posted in the near future.
Announcement
The Alberta Forest Growth Organization held their first workshop, Forest Offsets, on January 20, 2010 in Edmonton, Alberta. The workshop covered all aspects of carbon management and was very successful, with more than 80 people attending. Many thanks to Canadian Forest Service’s Northern Forestry Centre, Climate Central, Alberta Forest Extension Network and Woodlot Extension Program for their contributions to the success of this first workshop. The presentations from this event will be posted to our website in the near future.
Announcement
To help raise the profile of growth and yield, and its link to carbon, the Alberta Forest Growth Organization (AFGO) has announced two workshops as a lead-up to their fall conference "Forestry and Energy – Growing Towards a Carbon Neutral Alberta".
Announcement
Hinton, Alberta... In the face of climate change and carbon emission regulations, Alberta’s resource-based industries will begin to rely on the estimation of forest growth and yield to demonstrate sustainability, and to derive/trade carbon credits.