The forests of British Columbia are home to a variety of plant and animal life that is unequalled elsewhere in Canada. To conserve the full variety of these plants and animals, their habitats in the forest must be considered during silvicultural operations such as juvenile spacing. This consideration is essential if we wish to continue to enjoy the wide variety of aesthetic and economic benefits that we currently derive from B.C.'s flora and fauna. The following guidelines have been created in co-operation with the B.C. Ministry of Forests and the B.C. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks to ensure that: - forest managers and workers are familiar with techniques that may be used to maintain or enhance biodiversity during juvenile spacing, - biodiversity considerations are incorporated into spacing contracts. As further experience and research provide fresh insights into the habitat requirements of B.C.'s plants and animals, these guidelines will be updated.
Park, A., McCulloch, L.D.; Laing; Services, McCulloch Forest Management. 2008. Guidelines for maintaining biodiversity during juvenile spacing. British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. Silviculture Report. SIL233
Topic: FLNRORD Research Program
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