Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
FIA Project 4776016

    Stand structure and maintenance of biodiversity in green-tree retention stands at 30 years after harvest: a vision into the future
 
Project lead: Okanagan Innovative Forestry Society
Author: Sullivan, Thomas P.
Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA), British Columbia
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
Description:
This project is year 3 of 3 years and is part of a bigger ($92,000) project which is funded by Forest Science program ($52,000) and the Okanagan IFPA in 2005/06 under project 4480008 and in 2006/07 under 4633014 .

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT:
In 30-year-old stands of lodgepole pine, with a range of green-tree retention (dispersed and aggregated Douglas fir), and uncut mature/old-growth stands, compare:
1) Stand structure attributes (species diversity and structural diversity of herb, shrub, and tree layers);
2) Population dynamics of two species of forest-floor small mammals and overall species richness and diversity;
3) Population dynamics of two species of arboreal small mammals: the northern flying squirrel and red squirrel; and
4) Relative habitat use by mule deer during summer and winter seasons.

    Deliverables:

Final Report (1.8Mb)

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Updated August 16, 2010 

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