In "The Forest Resources of British Columbia", a report authored by D. D. Mulholland in 1937 and published by the British Columbia Forest Branch, a schedule of events leading to the development of commercial forestry was outlined. Five separate stages were identified as the following:
1) exploitation of the surplus growth of centuries generally destructive and wasteful, supply of timber considered inexhaustible, provides for initial development of the industry.
2) protection of the forest resource as market developments make forest products more valuable and it become evident that the virgin timber resources have a limit.
3) Sustained yield forest management for permanent production when protection alone is found inadequate to ensure the success of natural reproduction or maintenance of regular supplies of raw material.
4) Silvicultural practices refined in order to improve the quality, rate of growth, and yield per acre.
5) Management is carried out based on the economic and social interests of the public consideration of other industries, watershed protection, recreation, and other forest uses.
BC Forest Service - Research Division. 1978. An historical review of forest fire management in British Columbia.. British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Topic: FLNRORD Research Program
Keywords: Fire, Management
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