Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program
FIA Project Y061091

    Small streams on fans—recognition of hydrogeomorphic hazards: final technical report
Contributing Authors: Wilford, David J.; Sakals, Matt E.; Innes, John L.
Imprint: [Smithers, B.C.] : [British Columbia Ministry of Forests and Range], 2006
Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA), Alluvial Fans, Forest management, British Columbia, Planning
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program
A hazard classification scheme for identifying hydrogeomorphic hazards for forest management on fans was developed over the period 2000–2004 in west central British Columbia. The scheme involves predictive hazard models, aerial photographic features, site features, and management recommendations. The scheme is based on sampling of 65 fans: 10 in a natural state and 55 with some degree of forest management on the fan (the associated watersheds did not have forestry activity). During 2003–2004 the predictive models were tested on 51 randomly selected fans in the Bulkley Timber Supply Area, and reconnaissance sampling in other areas of the province was undertaken to determine the applicability of the scheme. During 2004–2005 extension was undertaken and publications produced for forest practitioners and the scientific community. In 2005–2006 the focus was on extension based on Land Management Handbooks 57 and 58, evaluation of our extension, and continued work on publications. Recognition of this project as a finalist in the Premier’s Award Innovation category was a significant achievement.
D.J. Wilford, M.E. Sakals, and J.L. Innes.


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