Opportunities to EBM
Alberta and Saskatchewan have robust stakeholder engagement processes for forest management and related planning. But many are very specific and not consistent with EBM. Indeed, the decision-making process is often too narrowly focused to account for EBM outcomes and ecological change. The large number of engagement processes means that only when issues become controversial will they attract attention, leading to events becoming conflictual. EBM is a complex and fuzzy initiative and it is a challenge to engage stakeholders in an informed way.