Alberta Wet-Areas Mapping Initiative: Ecosystem-based research into boreal forest management: EMEND Symposium 2017 Report (Edmonton, June 6-8, 2017)

On June 6 and June 8, 2017, a mix of foresters, landscape planners, government scientists, community members, and students gathered to hear current and former graduate students describe their work at the EMEND research site. The presentations and discussions were part of the EMEND Symposium 2017, hosted in Peace River and Edmonton. Some attendees were familiar or even involved with the EMEND project, while others were just then learning about the world-class experiment operating a short drive from their homes. All of them came away with new insights about ecosystem-based management and the diverse projects being conducted by a new generation of researchers. Several of the reports presented new findings based on Alberta Wet-Areas Mapping Initiative. About 4 million ha of wet-area maps are now available  at