Forest Investment Account

Abstract of FII Project R04-073

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Indicators Of The Effectiveness Of Old Growth Management Areas Within A Managed Forest Landscape

Author(s): Innes, John (University of British Columbia)
Subject: Biodiversity, Forestry, Landscape ecology, Policy, Silviculture/Forest Management Systems, Wildlife
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program


Adam Lake Lumber was one of the first companies in BC to implement the requirements of the Landscape Unit Planning Guide. Specifically, as one of the activities within the Innovative Forest Practices Agreement, it identified and implemented an old growth management area (OGMA) strategy for its operational area. There was considerable discussion over the choice of the OGMAs, and it is now important to determine whether the OGMAs are achieving their desired result, namely the maintenance of biodiversity and wildlife values within the operational area. This project will look at the effectiveness monitoring schemes that have been developed for the conservation of biodiversity, and will relate these to the Adams Lake area in order to develop a suite of practical and realistic indicators that can be applied to a future program of effectiveness monitoring in the area.

For further information, please contact John Innes, University of British Columbia

Updated September 08, 2005 

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