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Black Cottonwood and Balsam Poplar Manager's Handbook for British Columbia

Author(s) or contact(s): N.M. Peterson and D.S. McLennan
Source: Research Branch
Subject: Hardwoods and Mixedwoods
Series: FRDA Report
Other details:  Published 1996. Hardcopy is available.


This publication was initiated by the British Columbia Hardwood and Vegetation Management Technical Advisory Committee (HVM TAC) as project B43. Funding for the project and publication was provided by the Canada-British Columbia Partnership Agreement on Forest Resource Development: FRDA II.

HVM TAC was established in 1990 under funding from the Sustainable Environment Fund - Forest Renewal Initiatives Program, to establish a coordinated research and extension program supplying relevant information to hardwood and mixedwood forest managers. Representatives on HVM TAC include the Ministry of Forests (Research Branch, Silviculture Branch, and forest regions), Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks (Wildlife Branch), and the Canadian Forest Service. Since its inception, a total of 45 projects have been supported province-wide.

The current hardwood research goal of HVM TAC is to support the acquisition, communication, and application of information needed for the sustainable and integrated management of hardwood and mixedwoodÊ resources.

The 5-year strategic plan for hardwood research outlines four priority areas for investigation. They are:

1. Hardwood Silviculture, to provide information on the effectiveness of silvicultural treatments;
2. Ecology, including site selection, stand dynamics, and site productivity studies, to assist in operational decision-making;
3. Integrated Resource Management, to support the integration of hardwood harvesting and silviculture with other management objectives; and
4. Forest Health, including investigations into the nature, impacts, and control of organisms that damage hardwoods, and into the role of hardwoods in maintaining forest health.

FRDA Research Report 250 (3044 KB)

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part 2 (1247 KB)

part 3 (664 KB)

part 4 (823 KB)

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