P. Beaudry and Associates Ltd (PBA) and Alpha Wildlife Research and Management Ltd. (AWRM) were retained by Canadian Forest products Ltd (Canfor), in December 2005, to identify riparian sensitive indicator species and species indicators (habitat components of riparian species), and to develop management strategies at site and landscape levels in order to meet Canfor's SFM objectives. On the basis of an extensive literature review, we identified a scientifically sound list of forest riparian obligate species appropriate for the Vanderhoof DFA. This was followed by an identification of habitat components used by the forest riparian obligate species. Using these two lists, we identified riparian indicator species, species that use particular habitat components that other species use and riparian species indicators, habitat components critical to the majority of riparian obligate species by seral stage. For the identified indicator species and species indicators, we identified a series of management strategies at the stand and landscape level. The indicators and proposed management strategies are provided in Tables Exec-1 and Exec-2.
prepared by Leisbet Beaudry and Gilbert Proulx.
Beaudry, Leisbet, Proulx, Gilbert. 2007. Management strategies for riparian sensitive species. Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program. Forest Investment Account Report
Topic: FLNRORD Research Program
Keywords: Forest, Investment, Account, (FIA), Riparian, Ecology, British, Columbia
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