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Managing for various levels of biodiversity is a clear requirement of sustainable forest management.

There are various guidebooks, which in general, are how-to guides, detailing recommended procedures, processes and results.

The Riparian Management Area and Identified Wildlife Management Strategy are ecologically and functionally related, and provide recommendations that together attempt to maintain biological diversity at the landscape and stand levels.

This course is intended to instruct and aid the resource manager with the interpretation and implementation of the stand level recommendations and practices found in the Biodiversity Guidebook. It conveys an ecosystem approach to managing biodiversity.

Guidebooks are available in three formats from

References are made to the

  • Riparian Management Area Guidebook
  • Identified Wildlife Management Strategy
  • The Range Use Plan Guidebook

This guidebook provides guidance for managing range biodiversity and sets out requirements for range use plans. The recommendations in this workbook should be applied in the preparation of plans related to on site activities such as timber harvesting and range use.

  • Wildlife/Danger Tree Assessor's Course Workbook (WDTAC)

WDTAC provides detailed information on single tree safety assessment procedures associated with wildlife tree retention under different scenarios, but does not cover planning procedures and practices for wildlife tree management, nor management of other stand level biodiversity attributes such as coarse woody debris.

Objectives for wildlife trees and coarse woody debris must be included in the contents of forest planning to ensure appropriate resources accommodation at the stand level.


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