Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
FIA Project 6456002

    TFL 45 economic operability assessment: draft [2006 Project Description Only]
Project lead: International Forest Products Ltd.
Imprint: Vancouver, B.C. : Timberline Forest Inventory Consultants, 2006
Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA), Forests and Forestry, Economic Aspects, British Columbia
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
In preparation for the TSR3, Interfor wishes to assess the reliability and appropriateness of the current operability definition and, if necessary, revise it given the costs of operating on the central coast and recognizing the effects that changing log market conditions may have on economic access to timber. The ultimate objective of this project has been to develop an operability model that reflects these realities, as an alternative to the traditional 'static' area exclusion approach to operability reductions. This report outlines the development of a dynamic economic operability assessment model created for Tree Farm Licence (TFL) 45. The proposed approach documented in this report is based on recognition of the current operability limitations and discussions with Interfor. It also draws heavily upon methodology developed by Timberline for the Kingcome and Fraser Timber Supply Areas Operability Assessment (Timberline 2003). Much of the documented methodology from the Kingcome Timber Supply Area Economic Operability Assessment is repeated here.
Timberline Forest Inventory Consultants.
Contact: Robertson, Ian, (250) 286-5176,

Updated August 16, 2010 

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