||Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program|
|FIA Project 4382006
||Fiva Creek UWR study report|
|Project lead: Pope & Talbot Ltd.|
|Author: Przeczek, John E.|
|Imprint: Midway, B.C. : Pope & Talbot Ltd. Midway Operations, 2005|
|Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA)|
|Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program|
|Previous years of study in the Boundary Forest District have documented a low occurrence of palatable shrub cover, especially Saskatoon, within white-tailed and mule deer winter ranges. In response to concerns about the low quality and occurrence of forage, this study has been developed to test the effects of silviculture treatments combined with burning on forage production and white-tailed and mule deer use of winter ranges. Over seven years, this study will investigate how deer habitat quality and diet composition are influenced by a series of treatments involving patch cutting, variable density tree retention and burning. The goals of this study are 1) to determine the response of vegetation (with a focus on deer forage and cover) to two ecosystem restoration treatments; and 2) to determine the response of deer diets to two ecosystem restoration treatments proposed in Fiva Creek. In 2004, year two of the seven-year study, Interior Reforestation (IR) continued with habitat sampling. The objectives for this year were to 1) prepare vegetation plots to ensure that they can be relocated after harvesting and burning treatments are complete and 2) identify, permanently mark and measure shrub pairs for long term monitoring.|
Interior Reforestation Co. Ltd.
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