Forest harvesting in BC is moving towards 'outcome' based management. New tools are needed to measure the effectiveness of forest practices and other land uses in meeting a range of goals, including sustaining aquatic ecosystems. A benthic macro-invertebrate (BI) sustainability indicator system that is part of a performance based toolbox to assess impacts on aquatic ecosystems from forest harvesting activities has been under development for 5 years in Skeena Region.
Ian Sharpe, S.A. Bennett, S. Linke, R.C. Bailey, C. J. Perrin.
Sharpe, Ian, Bennett, Shauna A.; Linke, S.; Bailey, R.C.; Perrin, Chris J.. 2006. Benthic macro-invertebrate sustainability indicator development project: summary of progress in year 2. Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program. Forest Investment Account Report. FIA2006MR154