Background Papers
Symposium on Herbicide Use in Forest Management
June 16, 2006, Timmins

Northwatch’s Forest Project supports public participation in the forest management planning process in northeastern Ontario with a number of education and information services, including a quarterly newsletter, a web site, workshops, regional and local networking, and an email list serve, as well as one-on-one support and assistance.

The use of herbicides is widespread in forest management, particularly in northern Ontario. Public concern about its use and effects are also wide spread.  Northwatch's Forest Project  intends to support an informed public debate on the use herbicides by:

The following papers were prepared as background information to the June 16th Symposium on Herbicide Use in Forest Management:

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About the authors:

Susan Sang has over 15 years of environmental contaminant research experience. She holds a doctorate degree in applied ecology from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. A  former senior conservation manager for World Wildlife Fund, she has developed and managed numerous projects including pesticides and contaminants reduction program, endocrine disruptors research, integrated pest management program and Arctic wildlife health assessment program. Her past experience also includes a post-doctoral Fellowship with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), working on acid rain and heavy metals and NSERC Research Fellowship at the Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Toronto, working on contaminants fate modeling in the Great Lakes ecosystem.

Kristin Kopra has worked for the last three years in Montreal, Quebec as a Knowledge Exchange and Technology Extension (KETE) writer and layout editor for the Sustainable Forest Management Network (SFMN). For the SFMN, she has written research notes on a wide variety of subjects including soil nutrition, community based forest management and non-timber forest products. Kristin has taught courses in environmental studies at both McGill University and at the University of British Columbia. Kristin has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ecological Studies from Seattle University in Seattle, Washington and a Master of Science degree in Forest Science & Conservation from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C.  FSC certified in Canada.