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Silviculture Prescription Data Collection Field Handbook: Interpretive Guide for Data Collection, Site Stratification, and Sensitivity Evaluation for Silviculture Prescriptions

Author(s) or contact(s): M.P. Curran, I. Davis, and B. Mitchell
Source: Research Branch
Subject: Silvicultural Systems
Series: Land Management Handbook
Other details:  Published 2000. Hardcopy is available.


This guide is a technical support document intended to help forestry practitioners collect the information they need to prepare a silviculture treatment regime and silviculture prescription in accordance with Forest Practices Code legislation. It deals primarily with the collection and stratification of site-specific field data. It has been designed to promote consistent collection of field data on Field Forms FS 39A and FS 39B. This guide is not meant to be a substitute for education, training, or experience in the field.

The use of this guide is not a statutory requirement and much of the data described in it is not directly required by legislation. An individual practicing due diligence, however, will collect appropriate information to develop site-specific prescriptions and the accompanying forms have proven quite popular for this data collection.

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Updated April 27, 2007