To meet the biodiversity criteria of the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers Criteria and Indicators, the licensees are working on a three-tiered approach to conservation developed by Dr. Fred Bunnell and the Weyerhaeuser Adaptive Management Working Group (Bunnell et al. 2003). Ecosystem representation in the Non-Harvestable Land Base is the first tier in this approach. This Ecosystem Representation Analysis (ERA) of the Prince George Forest District follows from the TFL 30 ERA pilot project and the ERA for the Vanderhoof Forest District. The purpose of this project is to describe how the ecosystems of the Prince George and Forest St. James Forest Districts are distributed within non-harvestable and harvested areas. Maintaining ecosystem representation in non-harvestable areas is a strategy for protecting the array of species that we have no knowledge of, and preserving unmanaged benchmarks for monitoring the ecological effects of human activities. This analysis supports Sustainable Forest Management initiatives adopted by CanFor. This project will use the results from project 2424011 and Delong's NDU/merged BEC grouping.
Forest Ecosystem Solutions Ltd., Mahony, Colin. 2006. Ecosystem representation in the Fort St. James Forest District: final report. Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program - Innovative. Forest Investment Account Report