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Forests and Oceans for the Future is a research group based at UBC that focuses on ecological knowledge research conducted in collaboration with north coast British Columbia communities.

Our research is intended to help incorporate core community values and knowledge (aboriginal and non-aboriginal) in local sustainable forest and natural resource management. As part of our teaching and research activities we host seminar series, Forests and Oceans for the Future, at UBC during the regular academic term.

Our research group focuses on the following three key activities:


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Sustainable Forestry, Traditional Economies, and Community Well-Being (2007-2009)

The Forests and Oceans for the Future Research Group developed social indicators to assist in sustainable forest management. Click here for more information and samples of videos produced during the research.