FREP Publication Library

Below, by category, are lists of all the Forest and Range Evaluation Program publications. For lists with executive summaries of these publications, please use the drop-down menu above (under Publications) go to the specific webpage for each publication type.

FREP Reports

FREP Reports are peer-reviewed, scientifically valid and statistically rigorous documentation of the results of monitoring and evaluations. There will be four to eight reports per year distributed to stakeholders by paper and email as well as posted on the website.

  • FREP Report #1 (Nov 2004):
    Baseline Datasets for Evaluating Wildlife Tree Patches
    view report (PDF 1.56Mb)
  • FREP Report #2 (Feb 2005):
    Preliminary Assessment of the Effectiveness of Wildlife Tree Retention on Cutblocks Harvested between 1999 and 2001 under the Forest Practices Code
    view report (PDF 4.13Mb)
  • FREP Report #3 (Jul 2005):
    Evaluation of Cutblock Sizes Harvested under the Forest Practices Code: 1996-2002
    view report (PDF 1.31Mb)
  • FREP Report #4 (Aug 2006):
    Geographical Information Systems Needs Assessment
    view report (PDF 985Kb)
  • FREP Report #5 (Oct 2006):
    Recreation Site Effectiveness Evaluation Project
    view report (PDF 2.09Mb)
  • FREP Report #6 (Mar 2005):
    An Evaluation of Range Use Plan Content in Four Forest Districts in British Columbia
    view report (PDF 153Kb)
  • FREP Report #7 (Apr 2007):
    State of Cutblocks: Resource Stewardship Monitoring for Stand-level Biodiversity 2005
    view report (PDF 3.45Mb)
  • FREP Report #8 (Mar 2005):
    An Evaluation of Rangeland Health and Effectiveness of Plant Residue in Protecting Resource Values
    view report (PDF 1.65Mb)
  • FREP Report #9 (Sept 2006):
    An Evaluation of the Reforestation Strategies of the Fort St. John Pilot Project
    view report (PDF 1.41Mb)
  • FREP Report #10 (Sept 2007)
    Stand-level Biodiversity Monitoring in 44 Large Cutblocks in the Central Interior of British Columbia
    view report (PDF, 512Kb)
  • FREP Report #11 (Mar 2007)
    A Timber-Focused Evaluation of Partially Harvested Areas: Are Stand Conditions Consistent with Government's Objectives for Timber?
    view report (PDF, 7.8Mb)
  • FREP Report #12 (Oct 2007)
    Worker Safety Impacts Associated with Legislation, Policy, Planning and Implementation of Forest Harvesting Activities in British Columbia
    view report (PDF, 2.1Mb)
  • FREP Report #13 (May 2008)
    Are Free-Growing Stands Meeting Timber Productivity Expectations in the Lakes Supply Area?
    view report (PDF, 3.7Mb) NEW
  • FREP Report #14 (Aug 2008)
    Tree Species Composition and Diversity in British Columbia
    view report (PDF, 7.2Mb) NEW
  • FREP Report #15 (Apr 2008)
    Sampling Intensity for Stand-level Biodiversity Surveys
    view report (PDF, 2.3Mb)
  • FREP Report #17 (Nov 2008)
    Resource Stewardship Monitoring: Stand-level Biodiversity Analysis of 2005/2006 Field Season Data by Biogeoclimatic Zone
    view report (PDF, 4.1Mb) NEW
  • FREP Report #18 (Nov 2008)
    A Review of Forest Stewardship Plan Results and Strategies for the Cultural Heritage Resource Value
    view report (PDF, 2.7Mb) NEW

FREP Report Summaries

FREP Report Summaries (formerly Extension Notes) are 2-4 page summaries of FREP reports. There will be four to eight extension notes per year distributed to stakeholders by paper and email as well as posted on the website.

  • FREP Report Summary (May 2008):
    Are Free-Growing Stands Meeting Timber Productivity Expectations in the Lakes Supply Area?
    view summary (PDF 786Kb) NEW
  • FREP Report Summary (Nov 2007):
    Worker Safety Impacts Associated with Legislation, Policy, Planning and Implementation of Forest Harvesting Activities in British Columbia
    view summary (PDF 816Kb)
  • FREP Report Summary (Oct 2007):
    Stand-level Biodiversity Monitoring in 44 Large Cutblocks in the Central Interior of British Columbia
    view summary (PDF 359Kb)
  • FREP Report Summary (Jan 2007):
    Recreation Site Effectiveness Evaluation Project
    view summary (PDF 265Kb)
  • FREP Report Summary (Jul 2006):
    Resource Stewardship Monitoring Pilot Testing Results
    view summary (PDF 813Kb)
  • FREP Report Summary (Feb 2006):
    Quality Assurance for Resource Stewardship Monitoring
    view summary (PDF 132Kb)
  • FREP Report Summary (Jul 2005):
    Evaluation of Cutblock Sizes Harvested under the Code in British Columbia 1996-2002
    view summary (PDF 208Kb)
  • FREP Report Summary (May 2005):
    Baseline Datasets for Evaluating Wildlife Tree Patches
    view summary (PDF 132Kb)
  • FREP Report Summary (May 2005):
    2004/2005 Year in Review - May 2005
    view summary (PDF 124Kb)
  • FREP Report Summary (May 2005):
    Preliminary Assessment of the Effectiveness of Wildlife Tree Retention on Cutblocks Harvested Between 1999 and ‘01 under the Forest Practices Code
    view summary (PDF 124Kb)
  • FREP Report Summary (Jan 2005):
    Forest Certification and the FRPA Resource Evaluation Program
    view summary (PDF 116Kb)
  • FREP Report Summary (Sept 2004):
    RSM Pilot Project 2004/2005
    view summary (PDF 115Kb)
  • FREP Report Summary (Mar 2004):
    2003-2004 Year in Review - March 2004
    view summary (PDF 69Kb)
  • FREP Report Summary (Mar 2004):
    Routine/Extensive Indicator Workshop
    view summary (PDF 69Kb)
  • FREP Report Summary (Feb 2004):
    Evaluating Forest Management in British Columbia
    view summary (PDF 887Kb)

FREP Discussion Papers

FREP Discussion Papers stimulate discussion and feedback on various aspects of FREP requiring broad input and/or are controversial. They are detailed documents that provide an opportunity for stakeholders to provide their feedback in the development of FREP. One to two Discussion Papers will be distributed electronically every year.

FREP Technical Guidance

FREP Technical Guidance (formerly Technical Notes) provide detailed guidance for project leaders and other staff on various aspects of monitoring and evaluation (e.g., development of appropriate monitoring indicators, why the sites we sample for monitoring are randomly selected). Typically FREP will produce two to three technical notes per year that will be distributed electronically to staff.

  • FREP Technical Guidance (Oct 2004):
    Why the Units We Evaluate Should be Randomly Selected
    view technical note (PDF 171Kb)
     
  • FREP Technical Guidance (Apr 2004):
    Developing and Implementing Effectiveness Evaluation Indicators
    view technical note (PDF 1‘Kb)
  • FREP Technical Guidance (Sept 2004):
    FRPA Resource Evaluation Program Terminology
    view technical note (PDF 241Kb)

FREP Years in Review, Annual Reports, Newsletters

FREP Newsletters are 8 page publications used for stakeholder communication.

  • FREP Year in Review (Jul 2008):
    2007/08 Year in Review
    view year in review (PDF 463Kb) NEW
  • FREP Year in Review (Jul 2007):
    2006/07 Year in Review
    view year in review (PDF 1.85Mb)
  • FREP Year in Review (Jul 2006):
    2005/2006 Year in Review
    view year in review (PDF 341Kb)
  • FREP Year in Review (May 2005):
    2004/2005 Year in Review
    view year in review (PDF 164Kb)
  • FREP Year in Review (Mar 2004):
    2003-2004 Year in Review
    view year in review (PDF 97Kb)
  • FREP Annual Report (Jun 2007):
    2006/07 FREP Quality Assurance and Quality Control Annual Report
    view annual report (PDF 617Kb)
  • FREP Annual Report (Aug 2006):
    2005/06 FREP Quality Assurance and Quality Control Annual Report
    view annual report (PDF 352Kb)
  • FREP Newsletter (Jun 2007):
    FREP Cultural Heritage Resources Pilot Project
    view newsletter (PDF 975Kb)
  • FREP Newsletter (Jan 2008):
    Developing a Process Indicator Framework for Cultural Heritage Resource Management
    view newsletter (PDF 1.6Mb)
  • FREP Newsletter (Jun 2008):
    Quality Management Series - A Focus on People: Striving for Excellence
    view newsletter (PDF 2.1Mb) NEW
  • FREP Newsletter (Aug 2008):
    FREP Cultural Heritage Resource Stewardship Monitoring: Taking the First Steps in the Field
    view newsletter (PDF 1.8Mb) NEW

FREP Quality Control Protocols/ Quality Assurance Reports

Quality control is about inspection, control, monitoring, and prevention. It deals with incremental improvement and is based on individual projects. The activities of quality control are usually expressed by means of Quality Control Protocols.

  • Quality Control Protocol 6 (Jul 2008)
    FREP Survey, Questionnaire, & Evaluation (Internal Use) Quality Control Protocol
    view protocol (PDF 222Kb) NEW
  • Quality Control Protocol 4 (Oct 2008)
    Protocol for FREP Report Implementation & Publication Quality Control - Updated October 17, 2008
    view protocol (PDF 450Kb) UPDATED DEC 9, 2008
  • Appendices 3 & 4, Quality Control Protocol 4 (Nov. 2008)
    MS Word Version of Appendices 3 & 4 of Quality Control Protocol 4
    view protocol (MS Word Doc 77Kb) ADDED NOV 25, 2008
  • Quality Control Protocol 2 (Aug 2008)
    Protocol for FREP Data Management (Interim for 2008-2009)
    view protocol (PDF Kb) NEW
  • Quality Control Protocol 1 (Oct 2005)
    Field Season Data Verification QA Site Visits for Stand-level Biodiversity and Riparian/ Fish Resource Stewardship Monitoring
    view protocol (PDF 113Kb)
  • 2007 Quality Assurance Site Visit Report (Feb 2008)
    Stand-level Biodiversity Monitoring and Fish/Riparian Monitoring
    view report (PDF 1.8Mb)
  • 2006 Quality Assurance Site Visit Report (Feb 2007)
    Stand-level Biodiversity Monitoring and Fish/Riparian Monitoring
    view report (PDF 210Kb)
  • 2005 Quality Assurance Site Visit Report (Jan 2006)
    Quality Assurance Site Visit Report for Stand-level Biodiversity Monitoring and Fish/Riparian Monitoring
    view report (PDF 279Kb)

FREP Program Management Documentation

  • FREP District Site Visit Summaries (Dec 2007)
    Forest & Range Evaluation Program (FREP) District Site Visit Summaries
    view summary (PDF 333Kb) NEW
  • FREP Charter (Sep 2003)
    Forest & Range Evaluation Program (FREP) Charter
    view charter (PDF 354Kb)
  • FREP Strategy (Feb 2006)
    FREP Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy v1.1
    view strategy (PDF 595Kb)
  • FREP Workplans
    FRPA Resource Evaluation Program 2007/2008 Workplan (Jul 2007)
    view workplan (PDF 474Kb)

    FRPA Resource Evaluation Program 2006/2007 Workplan (Jul 2005)
    view workplan (PDF 609Kb)
  • FREP Business Maps
    FREP Business Map: High Level Process (Feb 2006)
    view business map (PDF 132Kb)

    FREP Business Map: Simple Flow Chart
    view business map (PDF 36Kb)
  • Roles of the Forest Practices Board and FREP in Effectiveness Evaluations
    Map of FREP and FPB Roles in the Development and Implementation of RSM Indicators (Feb 2005)
    view map (PDF 66Kb)

    Table of FREP and FPB Roles in Effectiveness Evaluations (Nov 2004)
    view table (PDF 99Kb)

    Terms of Reference - Forest Practices Board Assessment of FREP (Jul 2005)
    view terms of reference (PDF 41Kb)

    Comparison of FPB and FREP Monitoring Programs (Apr 2006)
    view comparison (PDF 43Kb)
  • Terms of Reference
    Resource Value Teams Roles and Responsibilities
    view terms of reference (PDF 122Kb)
  • FREP Communications Plan
    Forest & Range Evaluation Program: Communications Plan (Oct 2006)
    view communication plan (PDF 210Kb)

Affiliated Reports

Affiliated Reports are related to the Forest and Range Evaluation Program (FREP) but they are not directly produced by FREP.

  • Affiliated Report 01 (Mar 2006):
    An Evaluation of Southern British Columbia High Elevation Range
    view affiliated report (PDF 2.1Mb)
  • Affiliated Report 02 (Sept 2007):
    An Evaluation of Early Spring Turn-Out on British Columbia Grasslands
    view affiliated report (PDF 1.8Mb)

FREP Resource Value Indicators and Protocols