The first meetings were held in Juneau in 2011 and 2012 to provide a forum for coordination and integration of data and scientific work across the north coastal temperate rainforest.
UAS, the Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center (ACRC), and the USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station are joining with the British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and the Hakai Network for Coastal People, Ecosystems and Management at Simon Fraser University in a series of cross-boundary research meetings. The first meetings were held in Juneau in 2011 and 2012 to provide a forum for coordination and integration of data and scientific work across the north coastal temperate rainforest. The program strives to: 1) advance binational research projects that support landscape--‐level sustainable resource management; 2) promote integration of science and applied management across institutional and jurisdictional boundaries; and 3) facilitate development, communication and dissemination of data among researchers and practitioners. Following this dialogue, a subset of participants will meet at Simon Fraser University to discuss the research plan of the Bog Forest Program at the Hakai Institute, and how this can be tied in with similar work in Southeast Alaska. This group will meet on February 27-28 at Simon Fraser University. In addition to Canadian, UAS, ACRC, and the USFS scientists, participants will include the Nature Conservancy, the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative (US Fish and Wildlife Service); Stanford University; Oregon State University; and the University of Washington.