Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
FIA Project 4502007

    Management implications of a sustainable forest management planning approach for Tree Farm License 8
Imprint: Midway, B.C. : Pope & Talbot Ltd., 2006
Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA), Sustainable Forest Management Plans (SFMP) BC
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
Over the past several years Pope & Talbot Ltd., has been developing a sustainable forest management framework to support resource planning, operational practices, and their Forest Stewardship Plan. As part of an on-going effort to coordinate strategic direction with operational practices, forest planners and practitioners completed an operational timber blocking exercise within Tree Farm License 8. The project produced an hypothetically feasible timber scheduling layer that can be used to guide the company’s harvesting activities over the next two decades and beyond. The scheduling information can easily be combined with new or updated resource data to assess the impacts of changing policy or landscape alterations. Comparison between the operational blocks and the spatial analysis suggests 20 years of wood can be operationally obtained without violating any of the landbase and higher level plan requirements.
Ron Fretwell, Dennis Hamilton, and Randy Waterous.

Updated August 16, 2010 

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