Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program
FIA Project Y051156

    Stand management cooperative growth and yield installations in BC
 
Contributing Authors: Stand Management Cooperative; de Montigny, Louise E.
Imprint: Victoria, B.C. : B.C. Ministry of Forests, 2005
Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA), Silvicultural systems
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program
Description:
The Stand Management Co-operative (SMC), of which the BC Ministry of Forests is a member, is a multi-agency growth and yield cooperative established in 1985. Its mission is to provide a continuing source of high quality information on the long-term effects of silviculture treatments and treatment regimes on stand and tree growth and development and on wood and product quality and recovery. The main objective is to design, establish and maintain a regional program of integrated research on various aspects of intensive stand management to provide a continuing source of consistent, high-quality data on the effects of stand management practices on several aspects of wood production: stand growth and yield, tree growth and yield, wood quality and product recovery. Of particular interest are stands that have been under stocking control from an early age, and that include a wide range of initial spacing. The data are used to assess both the short- and long-term effects of certain silvicultural treatments and management regimes on stand and individual tree responses and to provide better estimates of the biological and economic consequences of alternative management regimes. This year, FIA funding contributed to meeting the SMC objectives by allowing for the full re-measurement of 3 BC installations (21 plots), partial re-measurement at 4 installations (8 plots) and as part of scheduled treatment and maintenance, 5 plots were thinned and 3 plots were pruned. The SMC produced a number of extension products including an annual report, 4 quarterly reports and 9 working papers. In addition, 8 peer-reviewed manuscripts have or soon will be.
Louise de Montigny
Related projects:  FSP_Y062156FSP_Y073156

    Deliverables:

2003 SMC Annual Report
2004 4th qrt. Newsletter
2004 3rd qrt. Newsletter
2004 2nd qtr Newsletter
2004 1st Qrt. Newsletter
SMC Year End Technical Report (61Kb)

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Updated August 16, 2010 

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