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Abstract of FIA Project 4342012

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Northern Caribou Habitat Adaptive Management Trials

Author(s): Waterhouse, Michaela
Subject: British Columbia, Integrated resource management, Silviculture/Forest Management Systems, Wildlife
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program - Innovative

Abstract

The goal of this project is to test the effectiveness of using group selection (about 30% area removal) and irregular group shelterwoods (about 50% area removal) to maintain caribou habitat, in particular lichens used as forage. The project is linked to and builds on previously initiated research trials in northern caribou habitat. Specifically, we are monitoring the response of terrestrial lichen, arboreal lichen, birds, ingress of trees, vegetation and planted stock in the two adaptive management blocks over a twenty-year period. This fiscal year is the seventh year of the project.


For further information, please contact Michaela Waterhouse, BC Ministry of Forests - Southern Interior Forest Region (Michaela.Waterhouse@gems4.gov.bc.ca)

Updated September 08, 2005 

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