This guide presents site identification information for ecosystems of the Boreal White and Black Spruce (BWBS) biogeoclimatic zone of British Columbia.
The guide has four main goals:
- to present descriptions of British Columbia's boreal ecosystems in a single guide;
- to present a comprehensive revision to the classification of the BWBS;
- to assist the user in classifying sites in the field; and
- to provide insight into common site limitations and potential capabilities related to the ecological conditions of the classified units to assist in preparing management prescriptions.
This guide represents a revision of existing classifications based on additions of new data and an inter-regional correlation of BWBS units. This guide replaces Land Management Handbook (LMH) #22 A Field Guide for Identification and Interpretation of Ecosystems of the Northeast Portion of the Prince George Forest Region (DeLong et al. 1990); the boreal sections of LMH #26, A Field Guide to Site Identification and Interpretation for the Prince Rupert Forest Region (Banner et al. 1993); the BWBSdk1 section in LMH #54, A Field Guide to Site Identification and Interpretation for the North Central Portion of the Northern Interior Forest Region (DeLong 2004); and the Draft Field Guide Insert for Site Identification of Seral Populus Units of the Northeast Portion of the Prince George Forest Region.
Download Land Management Handbook 65 PDF file (8673 KB)
To view this document you need the current version of
Adobe Acrobat Reader, available free from the
Adobe Web Site.
Updated March 1, 2012