Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program - Innovative
FIA Project 6717006

    1. Species At Risk (SAR) Database: SAR Database Version 2.7, 2008-09 Project Summary Report for the Kingcome, Soo, Strathcona and Fraser TSA Projects. 2. Fraser TSA Species At Risk (SAR) Database Version 2.7, Training and User's Manual 2008-09
Project lead: Lowenberger, Fred (Madrone Environmental Services Ltd.)
Author: van Woudenberg, Astrid M.
Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA), British Columbia
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program - Innovative
The Species at Risk (SAR) Database is a site-series based management tool developed specifically for the Biogeoclimatic Ecosystem Classification (BEC) variants within a particular Timber Supply Area (TSA). The key functions of the database are 1) to alert forest planners and operators of the potential locations of Species at Risk (SAR) within specific BEC variants, within a TSA of interest, and 2) to provide habitat management guides specific to that particular variant within the selected TSA.
The potential occurrence of a SAR within a particular variant is established through the identification of that species’ habitat capability (terrain) and suitability (forest cover or grassland characteristics, depending on the species). If the unique suite of requisite features are present, the management tool provides the user with a set of cover features that should be retained and how (partial cut vs clearcut with reserves, WTP or reserve design, access development, etc). The SAR database is designed to facilitate habitat management for SAR at the cutblock level; landscape planning is not addressed, although the database could be a facilitating component to a landscape planning process. SAR included in the database in 2008-09 were those specified by the Federal government Species At Risk Act (SARA) Schedule 1, as well as the Provincial government’s Identified Wildlife Management Strategy (IWMS 2004) and Section 7 Notices, under the provincial legislation, Forest and Range Practices Act (FRPA). The database has been structured so that it can provide both detailed information for office use and summarized information in the form of a field card. The processes of accessing the detailed information and printing field cards has been automated by programming the SAR database into a user-friendly model in MS Access.


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Updated August 16, 2010 

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