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Vegetation Management Using Sheep – Mentors

Name & Contact

Experience

Bob Drinkwater
MOF Prince Rupert Forest Region, Smithers
Agrologist
Phone: 250-847-7442
Fax: 250-847-7217

Bob.Drinkwater@gems6.gov.bc.ca

General Experience:

  • Research and monitoring, and as an observer for 14 years

Nature of Sites Treated:

  • Biogeoclimatic Zone & Ecosystem: ICH, (Kootenay),.SBS, ICH ESSF, (PR region)
  • Vegetation Complex: Thimbleberry (Kootenays), fireweed, & other Brush complexes (Prince Rupert region

Objectives of Areas Treated:

  • Site Preparation: Yes, (as an observer)
  • Early Vegetation Control: Yes (Research, observer)
  • Well-Established Vegetation Control: Yes (as an observer)

Peter Forsythe
The Pas Lumber, Prince George
Silviculture Forester
Phone: 250-960-3913
Fax: 250-562-5490

peter@paslbr.bc.ca

General Experience:

  • Seasons Grazed: 7
  • Hectares Treated: 4000

Nature of Sites Treated:

  • Biogeoclimatic Zone & Ecosystem: SBS mk1 and wk1
  • Vegetation Complex: Grass/Fireweed, and some hardwood
  • Coniferous Species: Spruce/Pine
  • Treatment Block Sizes (Trailing Distance): 2 to 214 ha; average: 74 ha. 100m to 30 km
  • Terrain: Flat to steep
  • Slash Loading: Light to Medium

Objectives of Areas Treated:

  • Site Preparation: No
  • Early Vegetation Control: Yes
  • Well-Established Vegetation Control: Yes

Tony Bild
Slocan Forest Products, Valemount
Operations Forester
Phone: 250-566-4421
Fax: 250-566-9851

silv@slocan-valemount.com

General Experience:

  • Seasons Grazed: 5
  • Hectares Treated: 2000

Nature of Sites Treated:

  • Biogeoclimatic Zone & Ecosystem: ESSFmm1 01 and ICHmm 01
  • Vegetation Complex: Fireweed, thimbleberry, raspberry, grass, At and devils club, some sites with Indian hellebore, slide alder and willow
  • Coniferous Species: Sx, Pl, Fdi, Cw, Bl. Mixed Sx/Pl or Pl/Fdi with minor Cw component
  • Treatment Block Sizes (Trailing Distance): 20 to 150
  • 1 to 26 km, mostly 1 to 2km
  • Terrain: Flat to 60% slope
  • Slash Loading: Low to High
  • Other comments: Grazed conventional and cable logged blocks, mica silt to sandy loam and rocks

Objectives of Areas Treated:

  • Site Preparation: Yes
  • Early Vegetation Control: Yes
  • Well-Established Vegetation Control: Yes

Michael Pelchat
Ministry of Forests, Quesnel
Silviculture Officer
Phone: 250-992-4457
Fax: 250-992-4403

michael.pelchat@gems3.gov.bc.ca

General Experience:

  • Seasons Grazed 1
  • Hectares Treated: 110

Nature of Sites Treated:

  • Biogeoclimatic Zone & Ecosystem: ESSF wk1
  • Vegetation Complex: Herbaceous: fireweed, sitka valerian and pearly everlasting (not eaten);with patches of willow, alder and white rhododendron; scattered cottonwood
  • Coniferous Species: Spruce 1 to 1.5 m tall; lodgepole pine 30 to 45 cm tall
  • Treatment Block Sizes (Trailing Distance): 2 blocks. Ave size of 55 ha
  • 500 metres
  • Terrain: Moderate to steep slope
  • Slash Loading: Light; broadcast burnt site
  • Other Comments: Area double grazed in June and in August. Retreatment not expected

Objectives of Areas Treated:

  • Site Preparation: No
  • Early Vegetation Control: Yes
  • Well-Established Vegetation Control: Yes

George White
Riverside Forest Products,
Cariboo Woodlands, Horsefly
Silviculture Superintendent
Phone: 250-398-9232
Fax: 259-398-3695

gwwhite@riverside.bc.ca

General Experience:

  • Seasons Grazed: 8
  • Hectares Treated: 4500

Nature of Sites Treated:

  • Biogeoclimatic Zone & Ecosystem: ESSF wk1, ESSF wc3, ICH wk2, SBS wk1
  • Vegetation Complex: Fireweed
  • Coniferous Species: Spruce, Lodgepole pine, interior Douglas fir
  • Treatment Block Sizes (Trailing Distance): 10 km
  • Terrain: Flat to 30 % slope
  • Slash Loading: Light, burned site grazable
  • Other Comments: Main target vegetation is fireweed. Competing vegetation up to 1 m has been controlled.

Objectives of Areas Treated:

  • Site Preparation: Yes
  • Early Vegetation Control: Yes
  • Well-Established Vegetation Control: Yes

Carolyn F. Soloducha
Skeena Cellulose,
Buffalo Head/Orenda, Meziadin Lake
SCI – Nass Silviculturist
Phone: 250-636-2587
Fax: 250-636-2579

soloduchac@kermode.net

General Experience:

  • Seasons Grazed: 3
  • Hectares Treated: 2000

Nature of Sites Treated:

  • Biogeoclimatic Zone & Ecosystem: ICH vc/mc1/mc1a
  • Vegetation Complex: Fireweed, bracken, thimbleberry, grasses, Ribes and Vaccinium
  • Coniferous Species: Pli, Sx, Bl, Hw, Hm
  • Treatment Block Sizes (Trailing Distance): 25 to 150 ha up to 25 km.
  • Terrain: Rolling, some with >30% slope
  • Other Comments: Carnivores to deal with include wolves, Grizzly and Black bears. Has used logging roads and highways for trailing and completed numerous truck moves. Have set up camps in heavily deactivated areas.

Objectives of Areas Treated:

  • Site Preparation: Yes
  • Early Vegetation Control: Yes
  • Well-Established Vegetation Control: Yes

Teresa Newsome
MOF Cariboo Region, Williams Lake
Research Silviculturist
Phone: 250-398-4408
Fax: 250-398-4406

Teresa.Newsome@gems8.gov.bc.ca

General Experience:

  • Seasons Grazed: 7 (advisory/research role)

Nature of Sites Treated:

  • Biogeoclimatic Zone & Ecosystem: ICHmk3, and ESSFwk1
  • Vegetation Complex: Fireweed
  • Coniferous Species: Mainly spruce, some pine
  • Treatment Block Sizes (Trailing Distance): 1 to 50+ ha
  • Terrain: Rolling with limited really steep slopes
  • Other Comments: Small experimental blocks, not trailing

Objectives of Areas Treated:

  • Site Preparation: Yes
  • Early Vegetation Control: Yes
  • Well-Established Vegetation Control: Yes

Last updated on January 25, 2006
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