|Introduction to the On-line
|Welcome to the
on-line Silviculture Manual! This revised manual incorporates significant changes
from the former printed version of the manual. It is only available on-line at the
Ministry of Forests website.
Being available only on-line facilitates keeping the manual up to date. Users can be assured that they are looking at the most current version. A "change log" is included so users can quickly determine where and when information has changed.
The purpose of the manual is to promote best practices and to document formal procedures. Its scope is limited to those activities under the mandate of the Silviculture Practices Section of the Forest Practices Branch. This mandate broadly includes all activities related to forest establishment, forest health and forest stand management. More specifically, the sections mandate includes:
Matters that were the responsibility of the former Silviculture Branch but which now fall under another branch are no longer covered under this manual. These include subjects such as silviculture information systems, tree seed, and silviculture audits. However, links to such information are maintained under the "Links" section of this manual.
Also not included is the former chapter on silviculture trials. Trials are no longer maintained by the Silviculture Section.
This manual is designed to work in concert with forest practices code guidebooks, the ministrys Policy Manual, and other web sites maintained by the ministry. Rather than duplicate or overlap such material, links to related websites are included as appropriate.
Copyright 1999 Province of British