What other planning
procedures are there?
- Consult higher-level
plans for the landscape unit or other larger forest area plan for objectives
for wildlife trees and CWD.
- Conduct office
- Check opening
file (if any) for site information such as cruise compilation, terrain
stability and soils assessments.
- Consult Ministry
of Water, Air and Land Protection for possible fisheries and wildlife
- Confirm any additional
stand level management objectives and guidelines that affect biodiversity
management, for example,
- Visual quality
- Gully assessment
- Forest health
- Karst terrain
- Conduct field surveys
to confirm office objectives and procedures.
- Develop site plans
(incorporate stand level biodiversity management practices into the
plans for the block). These must contain a reasonable assessment of
non-timber resources in the plan area.
- Safe work practices,
as established by the Wildlife Tree Committee (WTC) which includes
WCB, must be followed at all times when implementing biodiversity
- As more ecosystem-specific
knowledge for each stand attribute becomes available, more quantitative
recommendations to aid assessment and planning will be developed.