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Stand Level
Biodiversity

WEB BASED
TRAINING COURSE

March 2002

Stream, Kootenay

Contents

 

Relationship to Specific Forest Practices Code Guidebooks
Introduction to web based training (WBT)
Course guide
Help page — Web browser basics
 

Module 1   Background to biodiversity
Overview
What is biological diversity?
Ecosystem or coarse filter approach to forest management
Species-specific or fine filter approach to forest management
 

Module 2

 

Maintaining stand level biodiversity
Overview
General biodiversity management considerations
 

Module 3

 

Stand level components of forest biodiversity
Overview
3A — Stand structure
                Horizontal structure
                Vertical structure
          Importance
          Management application
3B — Wildlife trees
          What is a wildlife tree?
          Characteristics
          Categories of wildlife tree users
          General management principles
                 Wildlife tree patches (WTP)
                 Individual live tree retention
                 Creating wildlife trees
           Importance
           Worker safety
3C — Coarse woody debris (CWD)
           Maintaining CWD
           Management application
3D — Forest floor
           Management application
3E — Special habitats
           Importance
           Management application
3F — Tree & vegetation species composition
          Management application
3G — Related topics
          Calculating wildlife tree patch areas
          No-work zones (NWZ)
          Wildlife Tree Committee (WTC)
Self-assessment quiz
 

   
Module 4    Managing for biodiversity in commercial thinning
Overview
Opportunities in even-aged stands
 
Module 5   Operational planning — cutblock design
Overview
General Planning Procedures for
  Biodiversity Management at the Stand-Level
Windthrow
 
Module 6   Managing for biodiversity at the stand level
Overview
General recommendations for managing for biodiversity
       at the stand level in silviculture practices
 
Module 7   Managing for biodiversity and other objectives
Overview
Forest Health
Stand level biodiversity — range considerations
Maintaining biodiversity — range considerations
Biodiversity objectives for permanent range
 
    Glossary
Selected literature
List of figures
Appendix 1 —  Soil biodiversity
Appendix 2 —  Animals that consume forest pests
Appendix 3 —  Summary of stand level considerations
Appendix 4 — Learning strategies
Course Evaluation Form

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