Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
FIA Project 9017008

    High Conservation Value (4) Forests - Preliminary Assessment For Canfor-Radium Operating Area
Project lead: Brenda Hopkin (Kootenays)
Author: Halleran, Will
Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA), British Columbia
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
High Conservation Value Forests (HCVF) are defined as forest areas of exceptional
ecological or social value. The identification of HCVFs will advance sustainable forest
management by providing certainty regarding the locations of forest stands that are of
exceptional conservation value, and lead to the development of management strategies to ensure that these values are maintained or enhanced.
Identification of HCVFs involves the assessment of High Conservation Values (HCV) in four categories (FSC BC Main Standards October 2005, pg 67,68)


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Updated August 16, 2010 

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