Forest Investment Account

Abstract of FII Project R04-054

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Completion of a Results-based Approach to a Licensees' Reforestation Obligations

Author(s): Browne-Clayton, Shane (Riverside Forest Products Ltd.)
Subject: Forestry, Silviculture/Forest Management Systems
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program


The following two main objectives will allow for the implementation of a novel approach for assessing the attainment of one's reforestation obligations (sensu free growing): Completion of the development of the 'Riverside system' to assess a licensees' reforestation performance at the forest level (multi-block), and Determine the survey and data compilation procedures necessary to check stands prior to the 10-year survey to ensure they are on track to meeting obligations. A simple, cost effective survey of the residual stand elements from variable retention harvesting is to be developed. The impact of the residual stand elements on regenerated stand yields will be included in the yield prediction procedures. Existing procedures for forecasting future products will be improved. Procedures for large scale data compilation will be developed along with options for monitoring programs to check the actual yield of stands over time.

For further information, please contact Shane Browne-Clayton, Riverside Forest Products Ltd. (

Updated September 08, 2005 

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