Canadian Forest Hydrology Web Portal

Welcome to the Canadian Forest Hydrology Website. This website has been developed as part of the HydroEcological Landscapes and Processes Project (HELP). The intent of the website is to bring together research, information, publications and data that are focused on forest hydrology from across Canada onto a central web portal.

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Feature Project for 2008HydroEcological Landscapes and Processes(HELP)


The HydroEcological Landscapes and Processes (HELP) project is funded by the Sustainable Forest Management Network (SFMN), Network Centres of Excellence.  The project is coordinated by an interagency team of scientists, and includes interactions with non-government and government agencies, industry and First Nations to ensure the relevance and transfer of science to policy and operations.

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Canadian Forest Hydrology Research Sites

Numerous forest hydrology research sites have been established across Canada since the hydrologic decade of the 1970’s.  One of the purposes of the Canadian Forest Hydrology website is to document and characterize current and past research that has been conducted at these sites.  Criteria for inclusion of research sites include the following:  at least one hydrologic indicator is measured; there is published reference to the site; sites are primarily forested; and site location information, experimental documentation and study dates must be available. Metadata pages on each research site have been developed to allow comparison of hydro-meteorological characteristics of research sites in different landscapes across the country, and to determine the status of forest hydrology field based studies.

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What is Knowledge Exchange?

Knowledge Exchange and Technology Extension (aka KETE) is a Sustainable Forest Management Network (SFMN) program designed to facilitate the two-way transfer of information between researchers and partners.  Partners include resource managers from industry, government and first nations. 

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