After a year of COVID-19 related uncertainty and delays, the Boreal Ecosystem Recovery and Assessment project held its Phase 2 kick-off webinar on Feburary 18, 2021. The webinar marked the start of a second five-year (2021-2026) project cycle for BERA and the launch of a new phase of innovative research alliances.
After celebrating some of BERA 1’s main achievements, the BERA PI Committee summarized the program’s next round of planned research activities and deliverables. While remaining focused on BERA’s guiding question – When is human footprint in the boreal forest no longer “footprint”? – Phase 2 will dig into the complex factors that land managers must understand in order to make informed decisions on various active and passive restoration strategies.
You can watch the entire webinar video below: