Forest Investment Account

Abstract of FII Project R2003-237

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Integrating production functions of timber, forage, and cattle to achieve landscape level sustainable resource management

Author(s): Hawkins, Christopher David; Grilz, Perry; Bondaroff, Todd
Imprint: Prince George, B.C. : University of Northern British Columbia, 2003
Subject: Sustainable resource management, British Columbia, Landscape Management, Environmental Aspects, Economic Aspects, Forest ecology, Mixedwood, British Columbia. Forest and Range Practices Act
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program

Abstract

With the recent amalgamation of the Peace Forest District (PFD), approximately 40 percent of the forest tenures contain overlapping licenses to graze on Crown range under the Range Act Agreement. The majority of the overlap occurs on deciduous and mixedwood forest cover types. With the increase in deciduous and mixedwood stand utilization throughout this northern forest district, the potential for resource conflict, over land usage, will increase. Presently, there is little or no effective means of managing overlapping forest tenures and range agreements and the issues associated with them. The proposed research will define cattle usage of seral stages, examine selected management interactions between range and forest tenure holders and provide a basis for economic and social assessment of selected management inputs. The proposed research will be instrumental in reducing the uncertainty in resource management decisions. This approach will significantly increase the credibility of management decisions and policy recommendations for both industries.
Chris Hawkins...[et al.]


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