Forest Investment Account

Abstract of FII Project R2003-144

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Regeneration Dynamics in clearcut, VR (variable retention) and natural old-growth gaps in the Clayoquot Sound area.

Author(s): McMillan, Don (International Forest Products Ltd.)
Subject: Biodiversity, Forestry, Silviculture/Forest Management Systems
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program


This project will investigate the amount, type, and pattern of regeneration under different kinds of logged and natural patches in the Clayoquot Sound area. We will examine the performance and quality of natural and artificial regeneration. These will be compared between patches logged under the variable retention and clearcut systems, as well as with naturally occurring patches in unlogged forest. The results will assist in modeling of growth and yield, as well as in assessing how well new harvesting practices emulate natural processes.

For further information, please contact Don McMillan, International Forest Products Ltd.

Updated September 08, 2005 

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