High Conservation Value Forests (HCVF) are defined as forest areas of exceptional
ecological or social value. The identification of HCVFs will advance sustainable forest
management by providing certainty regarding the locations of forest stands that are of
exceptional conservation value, and lead to the development of management strategies to ensure that these values are maintained or enhanced.
Identification of HCVFs involves the assessment of High Conservation Values (HCV) in four categories (FSC BC Main Standards October 2005, pg 67,68)
Halleran, Will. 2010. High Conservation Value (4) Forests - Preliminary Assessment For Canfor-Radium Operating Area. Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program. Forest Investment Account Report. FIA2010MR019
Topic: FLNRORD Research Program
Keywords: Forest, Investment, Account, (FIA), British, Columbia
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