The Long Term Soil Productivity study (LTSP) addresses the two key soil factors in the timber-harvesting land base that can be affected by forestry operations, soil compaction and organic matter loss. We imposed certain levels of soil disturbance in a research design that separates the impacts of compaction from the impacts of organic matter loss across a range of ecosystems and important timber tree species. The levels of disturbance encompass the range of potential operational disturbance and beyond. There are 5 replicated LTSP installations in BC in the BWBS, SBS, IDF on acidic soil, IDF on calcareous soil, and ICH. During the early fire season 2004, three critical plots at the Rover Creek installation in the Interior Cedar Hemlock biogeoclimatic zone (ICH) burned, leaving the experimental design incomplete. In this one year project, we replaced three critical plots at the Rover Creek installation of the BC Long Term Soil Productivity Study.
Shannon M. Berch.
Berch, Shannon . 2006. Replacement of fire damaged LTSP plots: Rover Creek ICH installation. Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program. Forest Investment Account Report
Topic: FLNRORD Research Program
Keywords: Forest, Investment, Account, (FIA), Plant-Soil, Relationships, Plants, Effect, soil, compaction, on, Plants, Effect, Soil, Acidity, on
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