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Site Diagnosis, Tree Species Selection, and Slashburning Guidelines for the Vancouver Forest Region

Author(s) or contact(s): R.N. Green, P.J. Courtin, K. Klinka, R.J. Slaco, and C.A. Ray
Source: Research Branch
Subject: Site Assessment
Series: Land Management Handbook
Other details:  Published 1984. Hardcopy is available.


This is the third revision of a guide which aims to assist field personnel in understanding and describing forest sites for ecologically sound decision-making. It consists of three sections; site diagnosis, tree species selection, and slashburning guidelines.

Appendix I contains an alphabetical list of indicator plant species (by Latin and common names). Appendix II contains the identification of sixty commonly occurring indicator species. Appendix III to VIII contains all keys required to conduct site diagnosis and determine site sensitivity class to fire.

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Updated May 11, 2007