This document represents one part of a three-part package for planning timber harvesting on individual mule deer winter ranges in the shallow and moderate snowpack zones within the Cariboo-Chilcotin, British Columbia. This Management Plan specifies long-term stand-level objectives for winter range management, including: - harvesting to a basal area objective; - managing at a minimum 30-year cutting cycle; - harvesting within an opening size objective, - designing skid trails to occupy a minimum percentage of cutblock area; - promoting a clumpy stem distribution; - promoting Douglas-fir at all phases of management; and - harvesting in relation to micro-topography. Harvesting opportunities in the transition period (1996-2026) are increased in comparison to the previous direction provided in the Mule Deer Strategy (1996). Harvesting Opportunity Types are described in detail, including: 1. harvesting trees currently attacked by Douglas-fir bark beetle; 2. harvesting non-Douglas-fir trees in stands with <40% Douglas-fir; 3. harvesting non-Douglas-fir trees in stands with 40% or greater Douglas-fir; 4. commercial thinning-from-below; 5. single-tree selection system designed for mule deer winter habitat; 6. harvesting on wetter sites; and 7. harvesting on cool-aspect portions of specific winter ranges.
Dawson, R.J., Armleder, H.M.; Bings, B.; Peel, D.. 2007. Management Strategy for Mule Deer Winter Ranges in the Cariboo-Chilcotin Part 1a: Management Plan for Shallow and Moderate Snowpack Zones. British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. Land Management Handbook (FLNRORD). LMH60
Topic: FLNRORD Research Program
Keywords: Wildlife, Ecology
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