Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program - Innovative
FIA Project 6912001

    High Conservation Value Forest Assessment, Clayoquot Sound
Project lead: David MacGregor (Iisaak Forest Resources)
Contributing Authors: Tripp, Tania; Butt, Gordon; MacGregor, David
Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA), British Columbia
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program - Innovative
To meet their certification obligations, Iisaak Forest Resources Ltd. (Iisaak) hired Madrone Environmental Services Ltd. (Madrone) to complete a High Conservation Value Forest (HCVF) Assessment for its managed forest land in Clayoquot Sound. This assessment is required under Principle 9 of the Forest Stewardship Council – BC Standards (FSC-BC, 2005). A previous HCVF assessment was completed for Clayoquot Sound by Rachel Holt, R.P.Bio. and Greg Utzig, P.Ag. in March 2007. Holt & Utzig (2007) concluded that the entire area of Clayoquot Sound constituted an HCVF. They determined that many of Iisaak’s strategies, goals, protocols, and practice standards were at a level sufficient to maintain the values identified in the assessment, but that some were insufficient or incomplete. This assessment builds on their work with the completion of a series of more detailed HCVF analyses, including some recommendations for completion by Holt & Utzig (2007). Our work focuses on questions raised through the FSC-BC Audit, which indicated that the Holt & Utzig HCVF assessment report was not complete and that it had not yet addressed some basic questions regarding Principle 9 (Moore and Dunsworth, 2009). Completion of this HCVF Assessment required additional public consultation from Stakeholders, Rights holders, First Nations and any directly affected persons in accordance with the FSC-BC standards. This consultation process was designed to solicit any conservation values and any indicators they perceive as relevant to forest management in Clayoquot Sound.
Related projects:  LBIPI_6911001


Final report - High Conservation Value Forest Assessment, Clayoquot Sound (20.2Mb)
Maps - Bedingfield (16.2Mb)
Maps - Beach (14.1Mb)
Maps - Bedwell-Ursus-Bulson (23.0Mb)
Maps - Cypre (26.8Mb)
Maps - Clayoquot River (12.8Mb)
Maps - Flores Island (19.7Mb)
Maps - Fortune Channel (17.2Mb)
Maps - Hesquiaht (21.0Mb)
Maps - Kennedy Lake (26.6Mb)
Maps - Kennedy River (21.1Mb)
Maps - Megin (7.0Mb)
Maps - Meares Island (5.0Mb)
Maps - Moyeha (4.3Mb)
Maps - Sydney_Pretty-Girl (22.9Mb)
Maps - Tofino-Tranquil (19.0Mb)

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Updated August 16, 2010 

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