From:                              Brown, Jim W FOR:EX

Sent:                               Monday, November 29, 2010 4:52 PM

To:                                   Greentree, Lew FOR:EX

Subject:                          FW: GIS Information for CFN Members Implementing Schedule D

 

Further description on how adjOG (old growth adjustments) were applied.

 

From: Brown, Jim W FOR:EX
Sent: Friday, September 17, 2010 2:43 PM
To: Flegel, David A FOR:EX
Subject: RE: GIS Information for CFN Members Implementing Schedule D

 

David

The maps were a basic approach to try and make some account for Objective 14 constraints which are not addressed by the THLB/growing stock summaries.  They were produced using information on old growth constraints from the TSR3 modelling data and information provided in Appendix B of TSR3 Data Package produced by Forsite (see description in table header).  The table lists SSS /LU units in the TSA and identifies the current condition (Met NTHLB, Met THLB, Not Met).  Met THLB class denote a possible partial constraint since some THLB is needed to meet the objective, I calculated a partial constraint using the area stats in the table then (>33%, >66% etc).

The is a simple assessment of possible constrained areas using the best available TSA level-data and meant more as flag for further investigation. As I cautioned at the meeting this spring, it is strictly a map-based exercise and does not consider error in the SSS classification caused the VRI.  Also when THLB is required, the likely solution is that the necessary OGMA would like be aggregated in constrained area not dispersed across the SSS.

 

Jim

 

From: Flegel, David A FOR:EX
Sent: Friday, September 17, 2010 9:29 AM
To: Brown, Jim W FOR:EX
Subject: FW: GIS Information for CFN Members Implementing Schedule D

 

Jim do you know the answer?

 

David Flegel, RPBio, RFT
Operations Manager
North Island - Central Coast Forest District

Bella Coola Field Office
P.O. Box 1000, Bella Coola, V0T 1C0
Ph:  (250) 982-2030;  Fax: (250) 982-2090
Email:  David.Flegel@gov.bc.ca

 

From: Ralph Friedrich [mailto:ralph.friedrich@interfor.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2010 1:41 PM
To: Flegel, David A FOR:EX; Grant, Cyndy L FOR:EX
Subject: RE: GIS Information for CFN Members Implementing Schedule D

 

Hi David – A little confusion at our end – how was the “old growth constraint” map built on within your plot file directory? – ie what is it based on?

 

From: Flegel, David A FOR:EX [mailto:David.Flegel@gov.bc.ca]
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 1:52 PM
To: Grant, Cyndy L FOR:EX
Subject: FW: GIS Information for CFN Members Implementing Schedule D

 

Here you go Cyndy,  you could paste this link into the minutes or add this email to the package.

David Flegel, RPBio, RFT
Operations Manager
North Island - Central Coast Forest District

Bella Coola Field Office
P.O. Box 1000, Bella Coola, V0T 1C0
Ph:  (250) 982-2030;  Fax: (250) 982-2090
Email:  David.Flegel@gov.bc.ca

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From: Brown, Jim W FOR:EX
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 1:31 PM
To: Flegel, David A FOR:EX
Subject: RE: GIS Information for CFN Members Implementing Schedule D

David I reposted the data to the same location

http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/ftp/RCO/external/outgoing/CFN_Midcoast/

Jim

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From: Brown, Jim W FOR:EX
Sent: Friday, May 7, 2010 8:37 AM
To: Flegel, David A FOR:EX
Subject: FW: GIS Information for CFN Members Implementing Schedule D

Hi David,

I have added a number of files to the ftp site:

http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/ftp/RCO/external/outgoing/CFN_Midcoast/

 

SchDSummary.xls  - is the summary of the land base required to meet the Schedule D for the Heiltsuk and Wuikinuxv First Nations. I have taken the allocations for each nation which, you provided in your email,  and determined the area need to support the lump-sum volume over 5 years and the other annual commitments over 5, 10, 15 and 20 years. I also determined the percentage cedar (based on mature volume) for each economic sub-zone.

tsa19_adj_summaries.xls – is a volume and area summary similar to the one posted before. However, in this case I have adjusted the amount of available old growth to account for the old-seral retention requirements.  These requirements are summarized in the first sheet.  The information I used to do this was taken from the TSR3 data set.   We should keep in mind that the old seral adjustment was aspatial and assumed that retention would be distributed uniformly but in reality it will be grouped in some watersheds but not in others. So this is a general uncertainty about the adjustment.

I also added map plot files which illustrate where the constrained old growth is located. These under the //plots sub directory

Jim

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From: Brown, Jim W FOR:EX
Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 2:25 PM
To: Flegel, David A FOR:EX; 'Gary Wouters (gwouters@coastalfirstnations.ca)'; XT:Corby.Lamb FOR:IN; 'Grant & Carol Scott'; 'Dan Cardinall'; 'MCLAUGHLIN, John'; 'Rina Gemeinhardt'; XT:Tom.Lundgren FOR:IN; 'Brynna Woods'; Haight, Deidre M FOR:EX; McGourlick, Kerry FOR:IN
Subject: RE: GIS Information for CFN Members Implementing Schedule D

Good afternoon,

Some people have had trouble downloading or using the files from the ftp site indicated below.  To help remedy this, I have compressed the files using winzip.

I have also converted the access table *.accdb (access 2007) to *.mdb (2003), for backwards compatibility , and I placed the GIS in file-geodatabase format (gdb).

You will now find the TSR3 meta-data (in html) in the directory. This includes information on the TSR attributes in the geodatabase.

Please let me know if you have trouble accessing this information

http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/ftp/RCO/external/outgoing/CFN_Midcoast/

File list

2010-03-31  10:16 AM           341,520  MC_TSR3_Resultant_metadata.htm          <<< TSR 3 meta data from Forsite Consultants

2010-03-31  02:13 PM        40,860,289  tsa19_geodatabases_26Mar2010.gdb.zip    <<< file geodatabase of resultant

2010-03-26  04:47 PM           201,115  tsa19_summaries.xlsx                            <<< spreadsheet summary

2010-03-31  02:00 PM         7,223,050  tsa19_summaries_data.zip                        <<<data used in spreadsheet summary

Jim Brown

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From: Brown, Jim W FOR:EX
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2010 4:53 PM
To: Flegel, David A FOR:EX; 'Gary Wouters (gwouters@coastalfirstnations.ca)'; XT:Corby.Lamb FOR:IN; 'Grant & Carol Scott'; 'Dan Cardinall'; 'MCLAUGHLIN, John'; 'Rina Gemeinhardt'
Cc: Hadway, Sharon L FOR:EX; Ashford, Andrew FOR:EX; Taggart, Duncan U FOR:EX; Gage, Greg P FOR:EX; XT:Tom.Lundgren FOR:IN; Haight, Deidre M FOR:EX; McGourlick, Kerry FOR:IN
Subject: RE: GIS Information for CFN Members Implementing Schedule D

Good afternoon,

Further to David’s note, I have posted a the Mid Coast TSA database and summary spreadsheet to the MFR ftp server at the following  location:  http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/ftp/RCO/external/outgoing/CFN_Midcoast/

These data include a geospatial database (GIS file) of a resultant of the TSR3 timber harvesting land base (THLB), the CFN Economic Zones, Current Chart Areas and Watersheds. Also posted are a number of maps in pdf format that depict geographic dispersion of these areas.

The geodatabase is: tsa19_geodatabases_26Mar2010.mdb

 

Using the above resultant, I generated a series of summaries of the THLB area, total volume and mature volume by species for the TSA as a whole, for each economic zone, for current chart areas (unassigned areas) and for each watershed.  These summaries are presented in an excel workbook.  In the workbook each summary is on a separate sheet. These are as follows:

TSA Volume –    is a summary of timber volume for the TSA broken down by species and current chart assignment

Econzone (1-4)   is a summary of mature volume broken down by species and FN Economic Zone

Watershed        a summary of mature volume broken down by species and watershed – note that volume estimates are become uncertain when broken down by individual watersheds. These watersheds levels estimates are provided to allow areas to be of aggregated and evaluated together.

TSA Leading species      a summary of TSA THLB area broken down by leading species

Volume Commitments      is a summary of current (2010) annual volume commitments for various licensees and BCTS in the Mid Coast TSA.

Comparison with IFP –  Interfor has compiled similar data to the summaries listed above. This spreadsheet includes a comparison with Interfor’s summaries, to test consistency.

The summary workbook  is:  tsa19_summaries.xls

The data used in the summary is: tsa19_summaries_data.accdb

Data Sources:

The THLB area and volume estimates presented in these summaries were taken from the Mid Coast TSA Timber Supply Review 3  dataset.  The information and assumptions used to derive these estimates are documented in the TSR3 data package and analysis reports which can  be download  from the  Licensee’s TSR Project webpages: http://www.forsite.ca/MidcoastTSR3/

The Economic Zone boundaries were developed by the Coast First Nations and provided by Capacity Forest Management Ltd.  The Current Chart areas map was developed by the Ministry and Interfor in 2010.

Data Limitations:

The THLB area and volume estimates were derived from management level inventories. Although they are believed to be reasonable depictions of the amount and nature of timber available for the entire TSA, they may not be accurate for subdivisions of the TSA (e.g., a single watershed). Licensee planners and practitioners have also reported that attributes at the polygon level are unreliable.

This is the first cut of the data summaries. I expect modifications will be following your review. More information describing the geodatabase attributes will be posted to the site next week.

Please let me know if you have problems accessing the information

Jim

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Jim Brown, RPF

Timber Supply Forester

Coast Forest Region

2100 Labieux Road

Nanaimo, BC  V9T- 6E9

(250) 751-7260 

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From: Flegel, David A FOR:EX
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2010 11:24 AM
To: 'Gary Wouters (gwouters@coastalfirstnations.ca)'; XT:Corby.Lamb FOR:IN; 'Grant & Carol Scott'; 'Dan Cardinall'; 'MCLAUGHLIN, John'; 'Rina Gemeinhardt'
Cc: Hadway, Sharon L FOR:EX; Ashford, Andrew FOR:EX; Taggart, Duncan U FOR:EX; Brown, Jim W FOR:EX; Gage, Greg P FOR:EX; XT:Tom.Lundgren FOR:IN; Haight, Deidre M FOR:EX; McGourlick, Kerry FOR:IN
Subject: GIS Information for CFN Members Implementing Schedule D

Coastal First Nations Schedule D Implementation Team: 

We are a week or two late, but we now have the first cut of the data available for the Mid Coast TSA which was set up to allow the First Nations with offers for replaceable tenure under Schedule D of the Reconciliation Protocol the chance to look at the land to determine what is available.  I would ask Coastal First Nations and your GIS staff take a look at the data Jim Brown will put on an FTP site for your use.  It is being provided at the same time to Western Forest Products, Interfor (and SWC Holdings through IFP) and BCTS so everyone has access to the information.  Jim Brown will provide a caveat about the use of the data in terms of the level of accuracy to which it can be taken.

As we have discussed, Schedule D section 1.5  requires us to avoid creating compensation obligations for the Province for unamortized assets and infrastructure which could be owing to existing licensees, therefore for your initial look at the land base in the Economic Zones, we are strongly encouraging you to look at the amount of land base you require mathematically i.e., the size of the replaceable offer in schedule D times a reasonable number of years looking ahead for some certainty in areas where there are reasonable chances of economic opportunities.  We also need to focus that look initially at wherever Vacant Crown Land shows up in your economic zones.  Beyond looking at unallocated chart areas,  if there are  charts presently held by one of the other replaceable license holders or BCTS we first need a discussion on that point and then to consider both government MPS objectives for BCTS and considerations for where licenses volume was purchased back by the Crown under the Forest Revitalization Act in 2004 and generally the wording of Section 1.4 & 15 of Schedule D.   MFR has to balance any impacts to existing charts with the impacts of proposed new charts based on some evaluation of how much volume and chart areas were lost in 2004 by existing licensees.

If there are existing arrangement that the First Nation has negotiated with licensees to take some of the original 2004 FRA volume from licensee charts in cooperative arrangements, we are happy to leave those continue as informal business to business arrangements which won’t need chart reassignment.

At the proposed April 15th meeting I would like to see a map/data  based exercise where Heiltsuk and Wuikinuxv (Kitasoo is all TFL 25) are both in a position to indicate to MFR the first cut of what you see as solutions for your nation or clients.

Jim Brown will provide an email shortly with information on how to access the data.

David Flegel, RPBio, RFT

Operations Manager & A/Aboriginal Affairs Manager

Bella Coola Field Office

North Island - Central Coast Forest District

P.O. Box 1000, Bella Coola, V0T 1C0

Ph:  (250) 982-2030;  Fax: (250) 982-2090

Email:  David.Flegel@gov.bc.ca