Forest Investment Account

Abstract of TERP Project #0-2

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Draft management plan for the garry oak (quercus garryana) stand in an adjacent to the Yale Ecological Reserve, Yale, British Columbia: (Including details of activities to date)

Author(s): McIntosh, Terry T.
Imprint: Vancouver, B.C. : Biospherics Environmental Inc., 2002
Subject: Restoration Ecology, British Columbia, Quercus Garryana, Forest Investment Account (FIA)
Series: Terrestrial Ecosystem Restoration Program Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program


The project site is the easternmost known location of Garry oak and contains an isolated, rare mixture of coastal and interior plants. Two Garry oak sites are separated by Douglas-fir forest. The Garry oak sites have been impacted by human activity and Douglas-fir encroachment. They also have some invasive exotic plant species, with the notable absence of Scotch Broom. Activities in 2001-2002 included cleaning up some garbage and clearing some sites of weeds and invasive Douglas-fir (about 1 hectare treated). Approximately 7 hectares were assessed for potential restoration activities, and draft management plan was written. Problems with access to the Eastern side of the Fraser River precluded assessment of the site by forestry experts, and further input is needed to finalize the management plan. The management plan is available from the Ministry library: McIntosh, T., 2002. Draft Management Plan for the Garry Oak (Quercus Garryana) Stand in and Adjacent to the Yale Ecological Reserve, Yale, British Columbia. Report for the Terrestrial Ecosystem Restoration Program, March 31st, 2002. Biospherics Environmental Inc, Vancouver, BC. An aerial video is also available .
Project Name: Yale Garry Oak Restoration, # 0-2
Project Proponent: Biospherics Environmental Inc.
Keywords: Garry oak restoration, management plan, invasive exotics, scotch broom

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