Coarse Woody Debris Working Group
Recognizing the need to give field practitioners better direction about managing coarse woody debris (CWD), the Coast Forest Region established a regional CWD Working Group in November 1999. The CWD Working Group, includes representatives from the five major licensees, Small Business Forest Enterprise Program, Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada, Residue Value Enhancement Association, Residue Value Enhancement Association, Long Beach Model Forest, Ministry of Forests and the Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks.
From 2000 to 2003, the Working Group will:
From 2000 to 2003, the CWD Working Group proposes to undertake two projects to address the above three points. The results from both projects will provide the background data required to discuss preparation of guide-lines for managing CWD.
The document titled Maintaining Coarse Woody Debris in Post-Harvest Settings: Economic and Ecological Implications of Marking Non-Merchantable Logs After Bucking and Before Yarding is the plan for the first project, which comprises a pilot study to be undertaken in 2000/01 and the remainder of the project to be completed over the following two years. An overview of the second project is provided in Appendix I; a separate project plan will be developed for this project in the summer of 2000.
Provide regional support on the application of the VFR Vegetation Resources Inventory data to address stand level biodiversity questions which may have direct application to landscape planning and TSR analyses.
Validation of a Modified Operational Cruise Designed to Sample Dead Wood. Interim Working Document, Prepared for the TWF/INTERFOR Project Subcommittee of the Coast Forest Region CWD Working Group. (December 2001).
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