|The above thematic image features
four collages, each representing a unique aspect of the area’s
ecological history. The first collage is a portrait of nature
as it has existed since before
human habitation. A focal point is the majestic eagle, celebrated
by First Nations as a creature of power and grace, and with its
great vision, as the eyes of the Creator.
||Also represented are the fish, birds, animals, plants, trees,
water and skies - all precious resources that the Model Forest
Partnership is endeavouring to sustain. The second collage portrays
descendants of the original First Nations inhabitants of the
area during the time of the European fur trade, arrival of settlers
and beginning of the forest industry.
||The third and fourth collages represent the Partnership of
the Prince Albert Model Forest today, in which the spirit of
sustainable forest management is demonstrated through the power
of working together. From high tech satellite imaging to research
and nurturing of the ecosystem, the Partnership is providing
a voice for all stakeholders in the management and use of resources
within the boundaries of the Model Forest.
||Model Forest projects gather information from research and
Partnership sources, and share this information with the general
public through guided tours, cultural interpretation, published
reports and media releases. Current and future generations will
benefit from these Partnership activities.