Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
FIA Project 2552001

    Backlog surveys for Mapsheets 93F
Project lead: West Fraser Mills Ltd.
Imprint: , 2007
Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA), Vanderhoof Forest District (B.C.)
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
During the 2005-06 fiscal year, Canadian Forest Products Ltd (Canfor) had conducted a review of backlog and impeded stands in the Vanderhoof Forest District under the Forests for Tomorrow (FFT) program. The FFT program aims to improve the long-term timber supply through the re-establishment of young forests on land that would otherwise remain under-productive. The program focuses on land that is primarily within the timber harvesting land base yet outside of forest industry obligations. Many openings will be at a point where it is too costly to do any further treatments / management. On non-obligation openings, the designations NSR, SR and FG are for management purposes, providing a flag on what actions to take. Areas that will have no further actions should be flagged as FG. Other openings should have the appropriate designation and be scheduled for treatment. This project addresses follow-up reconnaissance surveys identified during the review of backlog impeded and NSR openings in the Vanderhoof Forest District. The main objective is to conduct these reconnaissance surveys on impeded and NSR openings / strata in order to either declare the openings free growing or to schedule actions needed for openings to reach free growing. The mapsheets consist of approximately 16,750ha over 140 Openings. Due to the scope of the project it is being set up as a multi-year project with the successful bidder, and is expected to be completed over the next two fiscal years (dependent on FIA fund availability).
D'Arcy Henderson.

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Updated August 16, 2010 

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