Forest Investment Account

Abstract of FII Project R04-031

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Stand Management Growth and Yield Field Experiments in the B.C. Interior

Author(s): Brockley, Robert (BC Ministry of Forests)
Subject: Forestry, Silviculture/Forest Management Systems
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program

Abstract

Stand management treatments (e.g., thinning, fertilization) and regimes (planting density, post-thinning density, and fertilizer prescriptions) have large potential impacts on the amount, size, value, and timing of timber harvested from managed forests. This project will continue scheduled re-measurement, analysis and reporting of an extensive network of previously established stand management research installations located across a range of species, sites, and stand conditions throughout the B.C. interior. Growth and yield information from these installations will be used to calibrate and validate growth models, to enhance the quality and reliability of stand management prescriptions, and to support regulatory and guideline development. An improved knowledge base will ensure that appropriate stand management treatments and regimes are used in interior managed forests to achieve specific yield and product objectives. By providing a variety of controlled stand management regimes, these long-term research installations will also reduce uncertainty regarding the impacts of stand management practices on other timber and non-timber forest resources.


For further information, please contact Robert Brockley, BC Ministry of Forests (Rob.Brockley@gems7.gov.bc.ca)

Updated September 08, 2005 

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