Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program
FII Project R04-050

    The ecology and management of dry Douglas-fir forests: the Opax Mountain silvicultural systems study
Author: Arsenault, Andre
Imprint: Kamloops, B.C. : BC Ministry of Forests, Southern Interior Forest Region, 2004
Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA), Opax Mountain Silvicultural Systems Project, Orgyia Pseudotsugata
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program
The Opax Mountain silvicultural systems study is a long-term, multi-disciplinary, multi-agency research study of the ecological impact of alternative harvesting practices on a dry Douglas-fir forest in the Interior. The project was initiated in 1992 to provide information on the sustainability of different silvicultural systems. High priority information needs included: harvesting cost and operations logistics, forest regeneration; nutrient cycling and soil productivity; pest management; floral and faunal biodiversity, and historical patterns of natural disturbances. Considerable progress has been made in fulfilling these needs. We have shared results with a wide variety of audiences in over 15 extension events..
Andre Arsenault.


Opax Mountain Report (0.5Mb)
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