Forest Investment Account

Abstract of FIA Project 6224001

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Variable density riparian spacing: Palmerston, Elk, North Memekay, Middle & North Memekay, Canyon Creeks and streams of the Sayward Forest

Author(s): Muller, Reinhard; FEN Forest Consulting
Imprint: Duncan, B.C. : Fen Forest Consulting, 2003
Subject: Riparian Areas, British Columbia, Forest Investment Account (FIA)
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program


Variable density spacing was carried out within the RRZ's of a number of streams scattered over a large area within Block #2 of TFL 39 of Weyerhaeuser's North Island Timberlands, in order to speed up riparian old growth/large stem development. This would be achieved by manipulating density and tree species diversity both vertical and horizontal, creating improved riparian habitat for a variety of species, windfirm the trees, create larger future stem diameters, predispose stems for larger future coarse woody debris, provide for increased future instream complexity, increase or maintain shrub and herb layers for wildlife forage, overland flow filtering and nesting habitat.

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Updated July 25, 2006 

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