Forest Investment Account

Abstract of FIA Project 2203004

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Habitat supply modeling for the management of red- and blue-listed wildlife species in the Mackenzie Timber Supply Area

Author(s): McNay, Scott
Subject: British Columbia, Integrated resource management, Technology/GIS/Modeling/Remote Sensing, Wildlife
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program - Innovative


This project supports the development, and trial application of, Netica-based habitat supply models. Habitat supply modeling is a tool that can be used to construct explicit understanding about the ecological factors and relationships considered important to the management of specfic wildlife. In the context of applied forest research, modeling is first used to formalize relationships and hypotheses about key resource issues. These relationships in turn are used to aid policy development to enable appropriate management direction. These models link wildlife habitat monitoring information, forest development planning, and forest management activities, and are used by personnel with the planning departments of idustrial stakeholders as well as by Government agencies.

For further information, please contact Scott McNay, Slocan Forest Products (

Updated September 08, 2005 

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