Forest Investment Account

Abstract of FIA Project 6353003

" ALT="See below to download" WIDTH="100" HEIGHT="129" BORDER="0" bordercolor="#000000">

Weyerhaeuser B.C. variable retention adaptive management program habitat monitoring 1999-2004: summary and data report

Author(s): Huggard, David
Imprint: Kamloops, B.C.: The Author, 2004
Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA), Forest management, British Columbia, Sustainable Development
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program


From 1999 to 2004, Weyerhaeuser1 conducted surveys to monitor retained habitat structure in 193 VR blocks, 98 benchmark unharvested sites (including pre-harvest experimental sites), 19 blocks with old remnant patches, 19 blocks with riparian reserves, 8 older clearcuts and 6 'scrub' sites. Measured habitat attributes included live trees (species, DBH, height), snags (species, DBH, height, decay class), coarse woody debris (CWD; species, diameter, decay class, height above ground), cover layers (canopy, small tree, shrub, herb, moss, litter, mineral soil), dominant shrub and herb species, and site series. Summaries are provided for major types of these attributes and for some important specific structures (e.g., large cedar snags, large well-decayed CWD, etc.). The monitoring design allows several types of comparisons identified as priorities in Weyerhaeuser’s Adaptive Management Framework.

PDF Document

Download FIA2004MR074.pdf (0.9 Mb)

[Get Adobe Acrobat Reader] To view this document you need Adobe Acrobat Reader,
available free from the Adobe Web Site.

Updated August 02, 2006 

Search for other  FIA reports or other Ministry of Forests publications.

Please direct questions or comments regarding publications to