EBM Element:


EBM includes providing useful and timely feedback on management practices. The application of monitoring in forest land management varies widely across jurisdictions. EBM encourages active adaptive management that predicts impacts,  measures outcomes, and compares the two. 

Monitoring Case Study

The 'Monitoring' Journey

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Challenges &
Opportunities to EBM


Effective, long-term monitoring that is linked to VOITs (values, opportunities, indicators, targets) is a challenge for many organizations. Although valuable, monitoring is expensive, complex, sectoral-specific and time-consuming. This makes it a challenge to implement. For instance, forest companies are not responsible for elements such as species at risk monitoring, provincial governments do compliance monitoring and audits, and industry certifications require self-monitoring verified by third parties in relation to standard requirements. In addition, the timing of monitoring outcomes and management planning are often mismatched. This diffuse responsibility and timing is a challenge for EBM implementation.

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The 4 Classes of EBM
EBM Wheel

The EBM Journey

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The journey is the process of supporting and sharing knowledge that will allow us to shift current forestry management towards EBM

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Who are we working with as we manage?
Why are we managing the resource?