Webinars and Presentations

June 23, 2021

Vegetation Management Practices for Accelerating Dominance of Native Plant Communities on Industry Reclaimed Sites 
Dr. Mark Baah-Acheamfour, NAIT Centre for Boreal Research
Hosted by NAIT Centre for Boreal Research, Boreal Nature Series


April 20-21, 2021

Five Year Synthesis of Boreal Reclamation Research in the Peace River Region: Key findings, best practices and future opportunities
Hosted by NAIT Centre for Boreal Research

Session 1

Overview and Regional Context of the Research Program 2014 – 2019 
Dr. Kevin Kemball, NAIT Centre for Boreal Research

Restoration of Peatland Ecosystem by Removing/Burying Overburden (clay and wood chip) Under Peat Layer (BUPL) 
Dr. Bin Xu, NAIT Centre for Boreal Research

From Dirt to Peat: Fen Initiation on Residual Mineral Substrate 
Dr. Bin Xu, NAIT Centre for Boreal Research

Donor Moss Sites Harvested from Existing Linear Footprints: Do they naturally recover? 
Melanie Bird, NAIT Centre for Boreal Research

Session 2

Use of Organic Amendments to Improve Soil Quality of Recently Placed, 40-Year-Old Topsoil 
Dr. Chibuike Chigbo, NAIT Centre for Boreal Research

Understanding the Impact of Linear Features on Peatland Hydrology and Greenhouse Fluxes 
Dr. Bin Xu, NAIT Centre for Boreal Research

Seed Pelleting for Land Reclamation 
Dr. Jean-Marie Sobze, NAIT Centre for Boreal Research

Hitchhiking Native Forbs with Conifers 
Dr. Amanda Schoonmaker, NAIT Centre for Boreal Research

Osmotic Priming of Paper Birch and Green Alder Seeds 
Dr. Natalia Startsev, Canadian Forest Service


March 31, 2021

Clustered deciduous tree planting as a method to speed forest development in post-industrial disturbed landscapes
Amanda Schoonmaker, NAIT Centre for Boreal Research
Hosted by NAIT Centre for Boreal Research, Boreal Nature Series


December 2, 2020

Boreal Peatland Restoration: 10 Years of Learning
Bin Xu, NAIT Centre for Boreal Research
For presentation at the Society of Wetland Scientists Conference


October 28, 2020

Forest Health Perspectives: Indicators of Unhealthy Forests at Various Scales
Ryan Hermanutz, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (NW Alberta Regional Forest Health Team)
Hosted by NAIT Centre for Boreal Research, Boreal Nature Series

Watch the 360 companion video


April 22, 2020

Air Quality in the Peace River-Three Creeks Region: Monitoring a success story
Michael Bisaga, Peace River Area Monitoring Program
Hosted by NAIT Centre for Boreal Research, Boreal Nature Series


April 4, 2020

Open Access: Interim Reforestation of Soil Stockpiles
Dr. Amanda Schoonmaker, Centre for Boreal Research, NAIT
Hosted by the Society for Ecological Restoration


October 2, 2018

NAIT Centre for Boreal Research – Applied Research and Knowledge Exchange
Dr. Kevin Kemball & Catherine Brown, Centre for Boreal Research, NAIT
Hosted by the Wetland BMP Knowledge Exchange


November 14, 2017

Site Preparation and Vegetation Management in Reclamation – Part 1
Dr. Amanda Schoonmaker, Centre for Boreal Research, NAIT
Hosted by NAIT Centre for Boreal Research


November 14, 2017

Site Preparation and Vegetation Management in Reclamation - Part 2
Dr. Amanda Schoonmaker, Centre for Boreal Research, NAIT
Hosted by NAIT Centre for Boreal Research


February 2016

Spatial Analysis and Visualization of Soil Resistance Before and After Soil Adjustment on a Reclaimed Site
Dr. Amanda Schoonmaker & Trevor Floreani, Centre for Boreal Research, NAIT
Hosted by the Alberta Land-use Knowledge Network