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White Spruce Forest near Swan HillsAlberta is fortunate in its wealth of natural resources, including forests. Government and forest industries alike have recognized the importance of responsible development of Alberta's forests. Steps have been taken to care for this resource so that it is here for generations to come. Steps such as reforestation, inventories and fire prevention are some of the things being done.  

There is more to protecting and sustaining our forests than meets the eye.  Much work has been done toward examining all the options and possible consequences of protecting and cultivating Alberta Forests. Essentially a balance must be found between a human free forest and a forest over-run or overdeveloped by people. We now recognize that although we undeniably need the forest and its resources, we also need to take care of that resource.   

The issues facing governments and industries concerning resource development are complex. These are just some examples of research being done to develop the resources we need in a responsible manner.





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