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Edge Effects in High-elevation Forests at Sicamous Creek

Author(s) or contact(s): D.J. Huggard and A. Vyse
Source: Research Branch
Subject: Silvicultural Systems
Series: Extension Note
Other details:  Published 2002. Hardcopy is available.


Edge effects are increasingly important in British Columbia forests, as cut blocks become smaller and harvesting options with retention patches are more commonly used. This note summarizes edge effects for 21 ecosystem variables, including microclimate, soil chemistry, snow depth, windthrow, regeneration, vegetation, and animals, at the Sicamous Creek Silvicultural Systems project in a high elevation ESSF forest.

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Updated April 19, 2007