Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
FIA Project 2346006

    Local level monitoring to sustain biological richness in the Fort Nelson TSA
Project lead: Slocan Forest Products Ltd.
Author: Wells, Ralph W.
Imprint: [Fort Nelson, B.C.] : Canadian Forest Products Ltd., 2005
Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA), Sustainable Forestry, British Columbia, Biological Diversity
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
This report provides a discussion of a monitoring strategy based on a criterion and three associated indicators intended to assess success in sustaining biological richness (Bunnell et al. 2003). The approach is fundamentally premised on monitoring the effectiveness of management practices because it is not possible to be certain practices will achieve the stated goal of sustaining species richness. To be credible in the face of uncertainty, an effectiveness monitoring approach is required. However, it is not possible nor necessary to monitor large numbers of species. Rather, monitoring carefully selected species for responses to specific practices in a well designed manner will provide information and feedback at the species level that can help inform and refine practices.
prepared by Ralph W. Wells.


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