In support of the creation of a Sustainable Forest Management Plan (SFMP) plan for Canfor/BCTS operating areas in the Invermere TSA, modeling/forecasting of numerous management scenarios was completed to illustrate long term outcomes of management actions. The following scenarios were modeled: 1. Base Case - Reflects current management in the DFA. 2. No Harvest ? Only natural disturbances occur on the land base. Maximum Harvest within Constraints3. ? Constraints remain in place but timber is harvested as soon as it is available. 4. Timber Focus Only ? Most non-timber resource constraints are turned off ? only parks, protected areas, wildlife tree retention, and riparian management remain. 5. Harvest 50% of Base Case ? Harvest levels are cut in half from base case. Harvest Limited in High Conservation Value Forests6. - Specific High Conservation Value Forest (HCVF) areas were reserved from harvest (1,962 ha removed from the THLB). 7. Mountain Pine Beetle Uplift/Salvage ? A MPB epidemic is assumed to kill the vast majority of the lodgepole pine (Pl) volume in the TSA over the next 15 years and harvest levels are elevated in the short term to salvage as much volume as possible.
submitted by Cam Brown, Reg Davis, and Steve Wilson.
Brown, Cam, Davis, Reg; Wilson, Steven F.. 2007. Sustainable forest management plan scenario forecasting. Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program. Forest Investment Account Report