Edge effects are increasingly important in British Columbia forests, as cut blocks become smaller and harvesting options with retention patches are more commonly used. This note summarizes edge effects for 21 ecosystem variables, including microclimate, soil chemistry, snow depth, windthrow, regeneration, vegetation, and animals, at the Sicamous Creek Silvicultural Systems project in a high elevation ESSF forest.
Huggard, D.J., Vyse, A.. 2002. Edge Effects in High-elevation Forests at Sicamous Creek. British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. Extension Note (FLNRORD). EN62
Topic: FLNRORD Research Program
Keywords: Silvicultural, Systems
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