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Learning Objectives

In this lesson, participants will:

  • learn the role wind damage plays in BC's forests and the impacts it can have on integrated resource management prescriptions
  • become familiar with the mechanics of windthrow
  • know the three broad approaches to windthrow risk assessment
  • know the environmental factors that contribute to biophysical hazard for windthrow
  • know how these environmental factors can be assessed to evaluate relative biophysical hazard for windthrow.

This lesson contains 28 pages. Much of the content is presented as photographs, charts or illustrations with accompanying text descriptions. Several of the key graphics have been produced from the FS 712A. Use the hot links to find more information about a topic. As well, read the linked reference articles for additional background information.

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