Root Disease Management Course - The Role of the Forest Practices Code Root Disease Management Guide Book


DAY 1 - Classroom Session 1 Participant Objectives:

 The Forest Practices Code Root Disease Management Guide Book:

A. The Role of the RDM Guide Book -
About 10 min.
B. What the RDM Guide Book Contains - About 20 min.
The Role and Impact of Root Disease -
About 30 min
Step 1 of the 5-Phase Management Process (optional) - About 30 min.
Root Disease Identification About 1 hr.

 - Understand and be able to explain the role of the RDM Guide.

- Leam how to consider root disease in silviculture and stand management prescriptions.

- Be able to assess the inherent root disease risk in a particular zone.

- Become familiar with the appearance of the three main root diseases in B. C. under various conditions and in various species.

 THE FOREST PRACTICES CODE ROOT DISEASE MANAGEMENT GUIDEBOOK:

LECTURE & DISCUSSION, ABOUT 30 MIN

 Instructions  Key Points  Visual Aid

Encourage discussion on improvements expected for root disease management in province due to the introduction of this new field guide.

 

 

 

The intent of this section is to explain:

- how regulations and standards support the Forest Practices Code

- the differences between regulations and standards

- how the RDM Guidebook provides the "howto" to fulfill the requirements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You may want to discuss these regulations in greater detail.

One of the key motivations for presenting the Root Disease Management Course is to introduce forest technicians and professionals to the field guide, Root Disease Management in British Columbia.

Participant understanding of the role of the RDM Guidebook and its use as a tool in root disease management is one of the primary objectives of the course.

 

THE ROLE OF THE RDM GUIDEBOOK:

ABOUT REGULATIONS, STANDARDS, AND FIELD GUIDES


Regulations . . .

· Lay out universal and fundamental forest practices

· Apply province-wide

· Are mandatory under the code

Standards...

· Are either provincial or regional in scope

· Add more detail to Regulations

· Are mandatory under the Code

 

Guidebooks...

· Are How-to guides

· Support the Regulations and Standards

Specific regulations relating to the RDM Guidebook

· Operational Planning Regulation

· Silviculture Practices Regulation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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