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The Silviculture Strategy Site houses completed silviculture strategies for management units (TFLs/TSAs) throughout BC. Each analysis report contains a summary of the present situation in the management unit, including timber supply, habitat and quality supply issues, and outlines a program of silviculture investments. Each report includes the following:

Basic Data – graphical data regarding the timber harvesting land base such as Land Area, AAC, Current Harvest Forecast, Site Class Profile, Age Class Profile, Tree Species Profile.

Issues – key issues affecting timber supply, from a timber quantity, quality, health and habitat supply perspective.

Silviculture Strategy History – document recent incremental history.

Opportunities to Increase Timber Supply – document such opportunities and supporting rationale.

Potential Treatments and Treatable Area Information – which are the most favourable treatments and/or treatment regimes for the preferred management scenario?

Potential Strategies by Response Time Frame – strategies which may be employed to increase future timber supply during each of the following time frames:

  • Short term: 1–20 years
  • Mid term: 21 years to the commencement of a steady long-term harvest level (the transition period between the short and long terms)
  • Long term: the period of a steady long-term harvest level.

Opportunities to Improve Timber Quality – what are the desired product objectives at the log level?

Potential Treatments – treatments that may achieve the desired product objectives.

Potential Strategies by Response Time Frame – existing strategies are documented here.

Timber Quality Forecast Scenarios – alternative forecasts of future timber quality profiles based on the different silvicultural and investment regimes.

Habitat Supply – specific issues regarding habitat supply and biodiversity within the management unit.

Working Targets – a set of working targets for timber quantity and quality for the preferred management scenario.

Incremental Silviculture Program – a proposal for a program by incremental silviculture activity, by year for 5 years, that will be necessary to achieve the targets and strategies for the preferred management scenario/option.

Job Outcomes, Income and Revenue – what are the immediate and long-term job outcomes of the preferred management scenario/option?

References – this is an optional section listing relevant reference material used in the development or documentation of the strategy.