Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
FIA Project 4984002

    Harvest Planning and Sustainable Forest Management Strategies Framework
Project lead: Thiem, Glenn (NSIFS Manager - Forsite Consultants)
Contributing Authors: Timberline Natural Resource Group Ltd.; Erikson, Dan
Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA), British Columbia
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
The Nicola Simlkameen Innovative Forestry Society (NSIFS) is made up of First Nations, licensees, and government agencies working towards co-management of natural resources in the Merritt TSA. As part of the mandate of this organization, innovative technologies and processes have been used to support resource planning and management. The NSIFS currently maintains a website ( which serves as a repository for completed projects, as well as the access point for a suite of web-based services implemented over the past four years. This toolset includes a content management system, file library, and query and report frameworks for the Sustainable Forest Management Strategy (SFMS) platform and the Mountain Pine Beetle Planning Application. Timberline hosts the NSIFS website and database, including full backup and disaster recovery, and provides all of the listed web services based on an annual maintenance fee. Updates are required for individual datasets in the NSIFS database in order to ensure that current data is used for planning and management. One of the most dynamic datasets affecting habitat planning and fibre availability is draft harvest planning data for forest licensees. This information has been manually collected and updated in the past, resulting in significant expense and delay. In order to facilitate the planning requirements of the current landscape, and to reduce the ongoing cost of updates, the NSIFS and the Ministry of Forests and Range (MoFR) initiated this project to implement an automated framework facilitating updates to harvest planning data, and the NSIFS planning database.


Web Services Overview (1.2Mb)
Dynamic Data Updates: Harvest Planning (1.9Mb)
Users Manual (0.3Mb)

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Updated August 16, 2010 

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