Alberta School of
Forest Science & Management

The Alberta School of Forest Science & Management highlights, guides and enhances the University of Alberta's commitment to education and research in the area of forest science and management, and advances sustainable forest management and innovative forest sector technologies in Alberta and beyond.

Next 2023/24 Seminar: 

Robert Froese will present Comparing Forest Growth & Yield Models in Alberta on Thursday April 4, 2024 from 3:00 to 4:30 pm
  • Join in person at SAB 150 or online via Zoom

The Alberta School of Forest Science & Management Seminar is partnering up with the CIF-RMS to deliver a conference-style technical session with two plenary sessions. Please register for the technical session by April 2nd to attend in person:

CIF-RMS Spring Technical Session: Innovation in Forestry

  • Event date: April 4, 2024
  • Event time: 9:00am - 4:30pm. Lunch will be served at noon (Mountain Time)
  • Event host: CIF - Rocky Mountain Section
  • Event location: Courtyard Edmonton West, 10011 184 St NW Edmonton AB
  • Event cost: $100 for CIF members, $125 for non-members, $25 for students
Find the agenda and registration information on the Canadian Institute of Forestry website.
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2023/24 Seminars 

Seminar #1 - September 7, 2023 - Dr. Brad Pinno presents "The potential of intensive silviculture to increase tree growth and timber supply in Alberta". Watch on YouTube

Seminar #2 - October 5, 2023 - Troy Stuart, Land Manager for Bigstone Cree Nation, presents "Effects of Indigenous Peoples on the forest landscape". Watch on YouTube

Seminar #3 - December 7, 2023 - Cosmin Tansanu, Growth & Yield Manager, Silvacom, presents "Growth and Yield Models: Heroes or Villains?" Watch on YouTube

Seminar #4 - January 11, 2024 - Guillermo Castilla, Remote Sensing Research Scientist, Canadian Forest Service, presents "The use of drones in forest applications". Watch on YouTube

Seminar #5 - February 1, 2024 - Caroline Whitehouse, Forest Health Specialist, Alberta Forestry and Parks, presents "Debugging the bugs: the importance of insects in forest management". Watch on YouTube

Seminar #6 - April 4, 2023 - Robert Froese, Professor and Endowed Chair in Forest Growth & Yield, presents "Comparing forest growth & yield models in Alberta".

Previous Seminars

2022/2023 Seminars

Seminar #6 - March 30, 2023 at 3:00 pm - Dr. Justine Karst presents "Casualties of the Wood Wide Web". Watch on YouTube

Seminar #5 - February 2, 2023 at 3:00 pm - Courtney Miller West and Tom Habib presents "Forestry in the spotlight: managing multiple forest management priorities in a world of climate change, biodiversity loss, and reconciliation".   Watch on YouTube

Seminar #4 - January 12, 2023 at 3:00 pm - Dr. Uldis Silins presents "Fire, flooding, and forestry in a warmer Alberta: Effects of compound (overlapping) natural and anthropogenic disturbances on Alberta's eastern slopes watersheds."  Watch on YouTube

Seminar #3 - December 1, 2022 - Dr. Jen Beverly presents "Fire & Fuel Management - What we know (and don't)." Watch on YouTube 

Seminar #2 - October 6, 2022 - Dr. Jennifer Klutsch presents "Forest Health Challenges in Alberta." Watch on YouTube

Seminar #1 - September 8, 2022 - Dr. Brian Roth presents "Forest Management Opportunities in Alberta: Perspectives from from my 30-year North American Journey." Watch on YouTube

2021/2022 Seminars

Seminar #6 - April 7, 2022 - Dr. Charles Nock presents "Large-scale experiments in forestry: guiding management into the 21st Century." Watch on YouTube

Seminar #5 - February 3, 2022 - Christine Kreibom Quinn presents "Changes in Forestry: A 34 year career perspective and some advice to newcomers." Watch on YouTube

Seminar #4 - January 6, 2022 - Dr. Ken Greenway presents "The balance of Science, Policy and Reality - A Policy Wonk and Ex-scientist's Take." Watch on YouTube

Seminar #3 - December 2, 2021 - Dr. Barb Thomas presents "Investing in tree improvement requires more than the edge of your desk." Watch on YouTube

Seminar #2 - October 7, 2021 - Dr. Marty Luckert presents “Canadian Forest Policy: Where to from here?” Watch on YouTube

Seminar #1 - September 2, 2021 - Dr. Nadir Erbilgin presents "Vision 2030: Alberta School of Forest Science & Management - Possibilities & Opportunities." Watch on YouTube


Undergraduate Programs

Several of our courses provide students with opportunities to develop practical and applied skills through field trips, hands-on field and laboratory exercises, and computer simulation exercises. Undergraduate students participate in introductory and advanced Field Schools.

Graduates are eligible to apply to become a Registered Professional Forester.

BSc Forestry

BSc Forest Business Management

Graduate Programs

Graduate programs in forest science and management are for students who appreciate the need to manage forested lands with due concern for forests as integrated ecological entities.

The program focuses on utilization and management of forest resources while ensuring that sustainability and other social and cultural needs are met.

Graduates of the Master of Forestry with Specialization in Sustainable Forest Management are eligible to apply to become a Registered Professional Forester.

Graduate Programs