Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program
FII Project R04-023

    Integrating timber, visual, hydrological and habitat management objectives through landscape
Author: Klenner, Walt
Imprint: Kamloops, B.C. : British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Southern Interior Region, 2004
Subject: Sustainable forest management, Hydrology, Landscape ecology, Forest Investment Account (FIA)
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program
The proposed project 'Integrating Timber, Visual, Hydrological and Habitat Management Objectives Through Landscape Planning' represents an interdisciplinary initiative that will use multiple scenario modelling to develop a balance between a diverse set of resource objectives at the landscape scale. By establishing defensible, technically based objectives and using an iterative approach to develop management scenarios that balance timber and non-timber values at the landscape scale, opportunities for diminishing uncertainty, and ultimately conflict were identified. This approach has the advantage of representing a clear process where stakeholders can objectively evaluate the short and long-term consequences of different scenarios simultaneously, and will help in the development of balanced, sustainable forest management practices. Two case study applications used the TASS stand model to evaluate the consequences of management options in interior dry-belt forests, and high-elevation forest with the objective of balancing timber and habitat issues relating to mule deer and mountain caribou habitat supply. The TELSA model was used to explore the long-term, landscape-level conditions in the Hunters Ranges area of southern BC by assessing the consequences of management options and assumptions about natural disturbances on mountain caribou habitat supply.
Walt Klenner.


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