Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program - Innovative
FIA Project 2321001

    Results of operational trials: to manage coarse woody debris in the northern interior
Project lead: Houston Forest Products Co
Author: Lloyd, Ruth A.
Imprint: Smithers, B. C. : Boreal Research and Development Ltd., 2005
Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA)
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program - Innovative
In 2002, a pilot study was undertaken jointly by B.C. Ministry of Forests, Houston Forest Products Ltd. and the Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada (FERIC) to assess the costs and benefits of using clump retention to improve CWD management at the stand level. Its primary recommendation was that to maximize operational practicality and minimize machine damage to retained logs, CWD should be managed within clumps that include large and/or long logs, together with immature and deciduous trees, stubs and other habitat elements (Lloyd, 2004). In 2003, it was decided to assess the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of these recommendations in a series of three operational trials, located in the Morice and Lakes TSAs, in the SBSdk, SBSmc2 and ESSFmc biogeoclimatic subzones. This report describes the results of these operational trials.
Prepared by Ruth A. Lloyd for the Morice-Lakes IFPA.


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