Ecosystems of MacMillan Park on Vancouver Island
The publication presents the results of a synecological study carried out in MacMillan Park. The main objectives of the study were;
1) to obtain data for the characterization of MacMillan Park's ecosystems;
2) to classify, describe and map the ecosystems;
3) to interpret these ecosystems for the general needs of park management and,
4) to demonstrate the potential use of the classification program in park management.
The study also offered an opportunity to propose methods and criteria for classifying successional stages of ecosystems and to test their significance in relation to the taxonomic system and practical. applications being used by the B.C. Ministry of Forests.
The biogeocoenotic units were described in detail with emphasis on floristic structure and composition. Ten associations have been identified and subdivided, where appropriate, into types and variations. General and specific descriptions and interpretations of these units have been given to provide an understanding of the forest ecosystems. From these interpretations, treatments may be selected which will preserve the integrity of the park and enhance the recreational activities associated with it. A detailed map at a scale of 1:2500 is included with associations, generalized classes of forest and shrub cover and recreational values outlined.
Copies of Land Management Report No. 12, "Ecosystems of MacMillan Park on Vancouver Island" by A.E. Inselberg, K. Klinka and C. Ray, are available from: Information Services Branch, B.C. Ministry of Forests, 1450 Government Street, Victoria, B.C. V8W 3E7.
[Abstract contains full text of memo.]
BC Forest Service - Research Division. 1982. Ecosystems of MacMillan Park on Vancouver Island. British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. Research Memo (FLNRORD). RM57
Topic: FLNRORD Research Program
Keywords: FLNRORD, Research Memo, British Columbia
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