The Species at Risk (SAR) Database is a site-series based management tool developed specifically for the Biogeoclimatic Ecosystem Classification (BEC) variants within a particular Timber Supply Area (TSA); this report documents the results of that process for the Okanagan TSA. The key functions of the database are 1) to alert forest planners and operators of the potential locations of Species at Risk (SAR) within specific BEC variants, within a TSA of interest, and 2) to provide habitat management guides specific to that particular variant within the selected TSA. The potential occurrence of a SAR within a particular variant is established through the identification of that species habitat capability (terrain) and suitability (forest cover or grassland characteristics, depending on the species). If the unique suite of requisite features are present, the management tool provides the user with a set of cover features that should be retained and how (partial cut vs. clearcut with reserves, WTP or reserve design, access development, etc).
prepared by Astrid M. van Woudenberg.
van Woudenberg,, M., Astrid. 2006. Okanagan TSA Species At Risk (SAR) database project 2005-06: year 2 final report. Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program - Innovative. Forest Investment Account Report