This report contains the overview of data inputs, assumptions, baseline values, results and interpretations from the scenario and forecasting project in support of the development of the sustainable forest management plan for the Prince George DFA and the application for certification under the Canadian Standards Association. Forests are complex systems that contain intricate relationships between climate, soils, flora and fauna. Forests also grow and die over long time periods and exist over significant areas of the landscape. We are not able to comprehend all of these factors and relationships, nor do we even understand all of them yet. Models provide us a method to attempt to define what we think we understand as a simplification of reality. Prior to reviewing the results of the modelling that was completed for the Prince George DFA, some insights about modelling are provided that might assist with the reviewing of these results and help frame this exercise. Modelling is a starting point not the end point: The results from a modelling exercise will not answer all of the questions that we have. Just the opposite will likely occur; modelling will likely raise more questions than answers.
a project submitted by: Forest Ecosystem Solutions Ltd.
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