||Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program|
|FIA Project 2805002
|Project lead: Savage, Carole (FIA Coordinator for Louisiana-Pacific Canada Ltd.)|
|Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA), British Columbia|
|Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program|
|This assessment took place between April 21 and May 12, 2008. The purpose was to complete the measurements from last fall which were snowed out. This assessment was too plagued with weather problems. The day we arrived in Dawson Creek it had snowed 10cm overnight. We were forced to hotel it for the first portion. We were able to measure the Aspen on all the Kelly lake plots, but still too much snow for spruce and sub plot measurements. We returned on the 7th of May to complete the assessment. Measurements for the SUP (Sukunka) were completed the previous fall. While measuring RCD of spruce I found it difficult top replicate the measurements. This I feel was caused by oblong stems. Measurements often were less than previous, but when taken at 90 degree angles the measurement made sense. This remeasure became a tedious job and slowed production. It was decided to standardize the measurement angle. All RCD measurements will now be taken with the caliper handle parallel to the row direction. This methodology should ensure consistency of measure and increase data confidence. Note that the SUP installation was not performed in this manner, but will be facilitated this fall. This also explains the large number of measurements which decreased from previous year, these are coded with "98" which indicates the measurement was checked and is accurate.|
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