Forest Investment Account

Abstract of FII Project R04-088

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Integrating production functions of timber, forage, and cattle to achieve landscape level sustainable resource management

Author(s): Hawkins, Chris (University of Northern British Columbia)
Subject: Forestry, Integrated resource management, Landscape ecology, Policy, Range, Silviculture/Forest Management Systems, Socio-economics, Technology/GIS/Modeling/Remote Sensing
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program

Abstract

With the recent amalgamation of the Peace Forest District, approximately 40 percent of the forest tenures contain overlapping licenses to graze under the Range Act Agreement on Crown range. The majority of the overlap occurs on deciduous and mixedwood forest cover types. With the increase in deciduous and mixedwood stand utilization throughout this northern forest district, the potential for resource conflict, over land usage, will increase. Presently, there is little or no effective means of managing overlapping forest tenures and range agreements and the issues associated with them. The proposed research will examine selected management interactions between range and forest tenure holders and provide a basis for economic and social assessment of selected management inputs. The proposed research will be instrumental in reducing the uncertainty in resource management decisions. This approach will significantly increase the credibility of management decisions and policy recommendations for both industries.


For further information, please contact Chris Hawkins, University of Northern British Columbia (hawkinsc@unbc.ca)

Updated September 08, 2005 

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