The objective of this study was to obtain a better understanding of ecosystems supporting the most productive growth of coastal Douglas-fir. Once this information is known, a specific silvicultural regime for these ecosystems can be proposed and tested; the growth of Douglas-fir on other less productive, ecosystems can then be improved through the application of feasible silvicultural treatments that attempt to simulate some of the conditions of the most productive ecosystems. Two presentations were prepared, a complete and an abbreviated version. The abbreviated presentation, entitled Ecology and Silviculture of the Most Productive Ecosystems for Growth of Douglas-fir in Southwestern British Columbia (K. Klinka and R.E. Carter), provides information that is useful to all forest practitioners, with both the characteristics necessary for recognition of these highly productive ecosystems and the desirable silvicultural regime being emphasized. It is available through the British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Information Services Branch, being No. 6 in the Land Management Report Series.
For a more detailed reference, with further background information on the methods, classification, discussion, and references involved with this study one should consult the parent text: Characterization of the Most Productive Ecosystems for the Growth of Pseudotsuga menziesii var, menziesii in Southwestern British Columbia by K. Klinka, M.C. Feller and L.E. Lowe. This complete version entitled the Supplement to Land Management Report No. 6 will be available shortly through the British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Information Services Branch.
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BC Forest Service - Research Division. 1980. Ecology and Silviculture of the Most Productive Ecosystems for Growth of Douglas-fir in Southwestern British Columbia. British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. Research Memo (FLNRORD). RM42
Topic: FLNRORD Research Program
Keywords: FLNRORD, Research Memo, British Columbia
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