Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
FIA Project 8094007

    A revised framework for monitoring Coarse Woody Debris in the Morice and Lakes TSAs
Project lead: Morice-Lakes Innovative Forest Practices Agreement
Author: Lloyd, Ruth A.
Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
The Morice TSA Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) plan (Tesera, 2008) recognizes the importance of CWD management and retention of associated structural habitat elements in maintenance of biological diversity during forest harvesting. In 2001-2004, a number of studies were conducted through the Morice-Lakes IFPA that investigated the volume and attributes of CWD and other structural elements in mature/old forests and in recent clearcuts (Lloyd, 2003, 2005). These included a pilot project co-sponsored by MoF, HFP and FERIC that was intended to field-test methods of retaining CWD in an operational setting, and a set of operational trials intended to field-test a refined and regionally-appropriate methodology in the three biogeoclimatic subzones most commonly harvested in the Morice and Lakes TSAs. As a result of these studies, a set of BMPs were drawn up in 2004 to improve the management of CWD and associated elements and a draft set of monitoring matrices were prepared (Morice SFM Plan, Appendix D) which provided quantitative figures against which retention performance in different stand types could be measured.


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Updated August 16, 2010 

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