2011 - International Year Of Forests

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2011 - International Year Of Forests

Help us celebrate the International Year of Forests and learn more about your backyard!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Globally, forests account for what percentage of terrestrial biodiversity?
    • A. 

      20%

    • B. 

      40%

    • C. 

      60%

    • D. 

      80%

  • 2. 
    Aboriginal peoples have used Black spruce for centuries as medicine. Which of the following was NOT traditionally treated with Black spruce?
    • A. 

      Colds

    • B. 

      Toothaches and headaches

    • C. 

      Skin Rashes

    • D. 

      Sore eyes

    • E. 

      Arthritis

  • 3. 
    Globally, forests account for what percentage of total land area?
    • A. 

      21%

    • B. 

      31%

    • C. 

      41%

    • D. 

      51%

  • 4. 
    Silva is the Latin word for:
    • A. 

      Shrub

    • B. 

      Forest

    • C. 

      Branch

    • D. 

      Bud

  • 5. 
    What is the territorial tree of the Northwest Territories?
    • A. 

      Jack pine

    • B. 

      Tamarack

    • C. 

      Balsalm poplar

    • D. 

      Black spruce

  • 6. 
    ENR uses a variety of detection techniques to locate forest fires, including fire lookouts, aerial patrols, ground patrols and the cooperation of the public and local businesses and industry. What percentage of wildfires in the NWT are detected annually by lookout observers?
    • A. 

      13%

    • B. 

      31%

    • C. 

      2%

    • D. 

      43%

  • 7. 
    The world's largest Trembling aspen grows in the Muskeg River Demonstration Forest near Fort Liard. How tall is it?
    • A. 

      16 metres

    • B. 

      24 metres

    • C. 

      36 metres

    • D. 

      41 metres

  • 8. 
    The Buildup Index (BUI) is used as an index in fire preparedness, helps fire managers forecast potential for fires and provides information as to a fire's behaviour. What does the BUI measure?
    • A. 

      The relative dryness of surface fuels

    • B. 

      The total amount of fuel available for combustion

    • C. 

      Moisture content in forest fuels

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Paper birch has been used by Aboriginal peoples for centuries. Which of the following is a traditional use of Paper birch?
    • A. 

      Canoes and baskets

    • B. 

      Knife handles

    • C. 

      Casting for broken limbs

    • D. 

      Birch syrup

    • E. 

      All of the above are traditional uses for paper birch

  • 10. 
    Which of the following are considered non-timber forest products?
    • A. 

      Crafts

    • B. 

      Birch syrup

    • C. 

      Pharmaceuticals

    • D. 

      Cranberries

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    Northern ecosystems, with their vast forests, numerous wetlands, bogs, lakes and rivers, play an important role in producing oxygen and clean water, and enhancing our environment. Different combinations of climate, soils and terrain create a variety of landscapes across the Northwest Territories. These landscapes can be grouped into ecological regions (ecoregions) at a variety of scales. Check all THREE  Level I ecoregions in the NWT.
    • A. 

      Arctic

    • B. 

      Taiga

    • C. 

      Taiga Plains

    • D. 

      Tundra

  • 12. 
    Climate change is impacting, and will continue to impact, our forests. Which of the following are we seeing in Canada's forest ecosystems?
    • A. 

      Northward migration of forests

    • B. 

      Arrival and survival of exotic pests and diseases

    • C. 

      Drier forests more susceptable to fire

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    The Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) recently provided a total of $80,000 to the Government of the Northwest Territories for three projects which support the growth and development of the territory's forestry industry. Which of the following is not a project?
    • A. 

      An Examination of Changes to Southern and Export Lumber Markets

    • B. 

      Jean Marie River Sawmill Site Design and Site Preparation

    • C. 

      Two Pellet Feasibility Studies

    • D. 

      Forest Inventory Planning

  • 14. 
    Canada's tallest reported tree, measuring in at 95 metres, is a:
    • A. 

      Douglas fir

    • B. 

      Stika spruce

    • C. 

      Redwood

    • D. 

      Giant sequoia

  • 15. 
    What number should you call to report a forest fire?
    • A. 

      1-800-920-8130

    • B. 

      1-800-698-3473

    • C. 

      1-800-873.7482

    • D. 

      1-877-698-3473

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