Forest Investment Account

Abstract of FIA Project 2203010

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Adaptive management of forestry practices in Pine-Lichen woodlands in north central British Columbia

Author(s): Sulyma, Randy; Forest Floor, Ltd.
Imprint: Fort St. James, B.C.: Slocan Forest Products Ltd., 2004
Subject: Lichens, British Columbia, Forest Investment Account (FIA)
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program - Innovative


Pine-lichen woodlands provide critical winter range for northern caribou and a source of fibre to the forest industry. In 2001, an adaptive management project was established to collect information on the influence of forest development on terrestrial lichen community development. The project focused on: i) mineral soil and forest floor disturbance, ii) organic debris and coarse woody debris accumulation, and iii) tree density and patterns of stocking on irradiance. The project is now in the monitoring phase of the adaptive management process where previous activities included pre-development sampling at 3 sites, treatment implementation at 2 sites, and collection of post-development information at 1 site. The activities reported here summarize monitoring activities associated with the post-development data collected at a site referred to as the "98-mile" site.
Randy Sulyma.

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