The objective of this project is to: Identify existing data sources, prediction methods, and opportunities for future refinement of site index estimates in high elevation areas on Western?s TFLs. The primary focus is on TFL 19; however, all of Western?s coastal TFLs were considered to maximize efficiency of the high elevation site index program by increasing existing data sources and sampling opportunities across a larger landbase (Figure 1). The intent of this exercise was to complete broad-level, strategic analyses to identify options for a high elevation site index program. Simplifying assumptions and coarse datasets (where productive forest landbase was approximated) were used in this preliminary analysis for comparative purposes and to guide program recommendations. The target and sample populations and the corresponding area summaries will be finalized in the project implementation plan.
prepared by Timberline Natural Resource Group Ltd.
Timberline Natural Resource Group Ltd.. 2007. Site index options analysis for high elevation areas on Wester Forest Products tree farm licences. Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program. Forest Investment Account Report