Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Toolbox

Case Details

Alberta watershed toolkit

This Watershed Toolkit Project provided an interactive knowledge transfer between community leaders, the scientific and academic communities and included: multiple community engagement sessions, capacity building, crowdsourcing input into a rural community resource toolkit, understanding accessibility needs of users, further resource and information needs of communities, and building relationships and strengthening peer-support networks between rural community water leaders and stewards. Attendance at the in-person networking events totalled 69 participants with 20 community members from across 20 communities and several industry, academic, and organizations developing relationships and common understanding of water issues, resources, and initiatives specific to each of the regions we had targeted for this phase of the project. The workshop content for 5 interactive seminars was developed based upon the input received through earlier engagement phases of the project and followed the following 3 themes: Municipal water policy & water management; Traditional ecological knowledge & watershed management planning and Natural gas development & water management.
Type of Case
Video or audio
The Alberta Rural Development Network
Forest Type
All forest types (natural and planted)
Primary Designated Function
Protection of soil and water