Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
FIA Project 6225024

    Variable density riparian spacing: Upper Nadira, Worthless and Lower Nadira Creeks
Project lead: Weyerhaeuser Company Ltd.
Author: Muller, Reinhard
Imprint: Duncan, B.C. : Fen forest Consulting, 2003
Subject: Forest management, British Columbia, Riparian Areas, Forest Investment Account (FIA), Variable density riparian spacing
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
Variable density spacing was carried out within the RRZ's along portions of these S2 creeks in order to speed up riparian old growth/large stem development. This would be achieved by manipulating density and tree species diversity both vertical and horizontal, creating improved riparian habitat for a variety of species, windfirm the trees, create larger future stem diameters, predispose stems for larger future coarse woody debris, provide for increased future instream complexity, increase or maintain shrub and herb layers for wildlife forage, overland flow filtering and nesting habitat.


Variable Density Treatment Completion Report (0.4Mb)
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Updated August 16, 2010 

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