| In 1996, the Stand Modelling
Group of the B.C. Ministry of Forests and Range Research Branch initiated the Pothole Creek project to investigate uneven-aged interior Douglas-fir (IDF) stand
dynamics. A study area was established in the Thompson Dry Cool variant of the Interior Douglas-fir biogeoclimatic
zone (IDFdk1) near Merritt, B.C. The purpose of completed and ongoing
research is to learn about the biology of tree growth and stand development, to develop growth and yield models, and to integrate them into decision support systems for
silvicultural and timber supply planning.
This website describes the Pothole Creek Study - the projects designed to help us understand the biology of Interior Douglas-fir forests and the development of an uneven-aged yield model.
There are pages discussing each project and study completed or underway at
Pothole Creek, and a growing database of references for modelling and forest management. Note that most images are
referenced to larger versions - see the larger version by clicking on the image.
Pothole Creek Study Area Researchers
Funding support from Forest Renewal BC, and the Forest Investment Account
Forest Science Program.