Forest Investment Account

Abstract of FIA Project 5037003

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Local Landscape Ecosystem Modeling (LLEMS) - North Coast TSA

Author(s): Hanna, Paul
Subject: British Columbia, Biodiversity, Ecology, Forestry, Geomorphology, Landscape ecology, Silviculture/Forest Management Systems
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program - Innovative


To assess ecosystem response to variable retention harvesting practices. LLEMS, a spatially explicit model, is being developed in partnership with industry, academia and resource management agencies, to give forest managers a tool to assess the long term ecological impacts of VRM in cutblocks ranging in size from 10-1000 ha. It is critical that as a decision support tool, LLEMS meets Interfor’s operational and strategic planning objectives for tenures located throughout coastal B.C. This project is planned to meet these objectives.

For further information, please contact Davide Cuzner, Viking Ecosystem Consultants Ltd. (

Updated September 08, 2005 

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