Opax Mountain Silviculture Systems Research Project

The Opax Mountain Study, established in 1993, helps forest managers and the public better understand the options and consequences of different management systems on a range of forest values. Information from these studies will be used to improve the way the forest is managed for present and future generations.


The Interior Douglas-fir Forests (IDFxh) of the Thompson and Nicola river basins pose special management problems. Located at lower elevations and often close to urban area, they have been extensively harvested in the past and are important for wildlife, range and recreation use. How do we balance all of these uses, and plan for expected increases in use, while maintaining a productive ecosystem?


For general information about the studies, please contact:
Walt Klenner
Thompson Okanagan Region
441 Columbia Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2T3