British Columbia Timber Sales (BCTS), Canfor Radium Division and Tembec Industries Inc. have committed to meeting objectives designed to sustain biological richness (Criterion 1) as a component of their Sustainable Forest Management Plans (SFMP) for their respective operating areas in the Invermere Timber Supply Area (Tembec 2005; Canfor and BCTS 2006). SFMP objectives for Criterion 1 are based on three indicators developed by Bunnell et al (2003): Indicator 1 (ecosystem representation), Indicator 2 (habitat types and elements) and Indicator 3 (species based management and monitoring). This project is intended use a landscape level decision support framework to identify efficient strategies to meet area-based targets developed for this project for the first two indicators of Criterion 1 Indicator 1 (ecosystem representation) and Indicator 2 (habitat types and elements) in the TSA. It is a component of the first year of a two year Forest Science Program Project (Y061069), that focuses on integrating landscape level objectives among forest tenure holders in the Invermere TSA.
Ralph W. Wells.
Wells, Ralph W.. 2007. Landscape level conservation priorities in the Invermere TSA: results for forest licencees. Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program. Forest Investment Account Report