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SYLVER was developed as a product of the Douglas-fir Task Force(1985-1989) which wassponsored by Forintek Canada Corporation, Pulp and Paper Research Institute, British Columbia Ministry of Forests, The University of British Columbia, and six coastal companies(Kellogg, 1989). ,These companies were:B.C. Forest Products, Crown Forest Industries, Canadian Forest Products, MacMillan Bloedel, Western Forest Products and C.I.P locatesuitable stands, felled trees and transport logs to the mill. Canadian Pacific Forest Products made their Ladysmith mill available for the conversion study. The Task Force included 13 projects which studied the basic wood and pulp properties of second-growth stands of coastal Douglas-fir. The last project, called Silviculture and End Product Value, was the stand-level system SYLVER.
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Development Team and Cooperators
Thanks to these people and organizations for their contribution to the development of SYLVER.
Forintek Canada Corporation
Research Branch, British Columbia Ministry of Forests
The University of British Columbia, Faculty of Forestry
Support from Industry and other Agencies
Canadian Pacific Forest Products
Canadian Forest Products
MacMillan Bloedel Ltd.
Fletcher Challenge Canada Ltd.
Western Forest Products
Current and future development of SYLVER includes:
Last Modified: 2002 OCT 25. Ministry Contact: Mario di Lucca