The Prince George Forest Licensees have committed to managing species and ecosystems at risk in the Prince George Timber Supply Area (TSA). The management strategies presented in this document are updated to March 2006, and have been built upon original strategies developed previously for CanFor (Proulx, 2003; Proulx et al, 2003; Proulx et al, 2004; Proulx et al, 2005; Timberline, 2003a; Timberline, 2003b) and BCTS (Bernier and Proulx, 2006). Foresters implementing theses guidelines must take into consideration other various constraints and factors such as forest health and socio-economic objectives. Furthermore, because of site-specific situations and possible presence of several species at risk in one area, multiple guidelines may be applicable. The most appropriate ones must be carefully selected to develop sound stand-level SAR conservation plans. Landscape level management of species at risk is preferable to stand-level management, and licensees are encouraged to work together to better manage species at risk at the landscape level. In addition, resource managers should consider developing a holistic, multiple species approach to species at risk management and biodiversity management in general. The main objectives of this document are to: · update the list of species and ecosystems at risk current to March, 2006; · present clear guidelines for managing species and plant communities at risk; · simplify guidelines from past documents and make them more user-friendly; · conduct a gap analysis and determine the impact of current state of knowledge on management strategies; and · identify habitat elements that may play an important role in the management of species at risk, as well as biodiversity not-at-risk.
by Gilbert Proulx and Dan Bernier.
Proulx, Gilbert, Bernier, Dan. 2006. Management guidelines for species and plant communities at risk: Prince George Timber Supply Area. Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program. Forest Investment Account Report. FIA2006MR198