Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
FIA Project 6726002

    Seral Stage and Patch Size Distribution Analysis
 
Project lead: Ione Brown (Mill & Timber Products Ltd)
Contributing Authors: Brown, Ione; Mill and Timber Products Ltd.
Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA), British Columbia
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
Description:
Mill & Timber has completed seral stage, patch size distribution, site series surrogate and old forest landscape level analyses for each of the Allison and the Belize Landscape Units. These analyses were conducted over the entire landscape unit for both the Allison and the Belize. Information from other licensees operating within these areas was combined with data from the Integrated Land Management Bureau, vegetation resources inventory (2003) and RESULTS. The analysis and mapping work was all completed by Coastal Resource Mapping Ltd. (Nanaimo, BC), the report compiled and written by Mill & Timber Products Ltd (Port Hardy, BC). This project has been funded by the Forest Investment Account, 2008 2009, through Mill & Timber Products Ltd. This project was completed over the 2008 2009 fiscal year, starting December 15, 2008 and completed during March 2009.
The Seral Stage Analysis and Patch Size Distribution Analysis have both been completed as one project under the Forest Investment Account, as a Strategic Resource Planning component and Sustainable Forest Management Planning activity. The purpose of this project is the development of legal objectives at the landscape level to provide direction for forest management.
Land Use Objectives for Ecosystem-Based Management on the South and Central Coast are now in effect and include objectives for landscape level biodiversity. In order to meet the objectives for biodiversity, landscape level analyses were completed to show whether or not these objectives are currently being met or if licensees must show how forest will be recruited to meet these objectives in the future.
The land-based investment rationale for the Kingcome Timber Supply Area Forest Investment Account licensees prioritized Forest Stewardship Planning activities such as old-growth management areas (old forest targets on the mainland Coast). This analysis serves to reduce the uncertainty of the timber supply within these regions and to ensure equitable use of forest resources between licensees operating on the same landscape units. The project has also incorporated information from multiple licensees into the resource inventory.

    Deliverables:

Seral Stage & Patch Size Distribution Analysis Report (21.3Mb)

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Updated August 16, 2010 

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