|Forest Investment Account|
|Abstract of FII Project R04-023|
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Integrating Timber, Visual, Hydrological and Habitat Management Objectives Through Landscape Planning
|Author(s): Klenner, Walt (BC Ministry of Forests)||Subject: Biodiversity, Fire, Fishery, Forestry, Hydrology, Integrated resource management, Landscape ecology, Silviculture/Forest Management Systems, Wildlife||Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program|
The proposed project 'Integrating Timber, Visual, Hydrological and Habitat Management Objectives Through Landscape Planning' represents an interdisciplinary initiative that will use multiple scenario modelling to develop a balance between a diverse set of resource objectives at the landscape scale. By establishing defensible, technically based objectives for the three non-timber resources identified above and using an iterative approach to develop management scenarios that balance timber and nontimber values at the landscape scale, opportunities for diminishing conflicts will be identified. This approach has the advantage of representing a clear process where stakeholders can objectively evaluate the short and long-term consequences of different scenarios simultaneously, and will help in the development of balanced, sustainable forest management practices.
Updated September 08, 2005
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