Currently, OAF 1 values use provincial defaults to obtain estimates in modeling timber supply through programs such as TASS. OAF 1 reduces volume to account for small stocking gaps, espacement patterns, and other factors that may cause parts of a stand to be unproductive to what TASS simulates (Laing and McCulloch, OAF Data Acquisition for the Lakes, Morice, and Bulkley TSA). The purpose of collecting localized OAF 1 data is to more accurately predict sustainable harvest levels for the productive land base in the Bulkley TSA. To do this, a funded program was launched in 2001 to collect OAF 1 stocking gap information across the Bulkley, Morice and Lakes Forest Districts. This project is jointly funded by FIA recipients across each of the aforementioned TSAs. The OAF 1 program launched this year under funding through the Forest Investment Account was intended to augment the data collected in 2001. The result would be a report that would summarize the information collected which would attempt to satisfy the Chief Foresters requirements for utilizing OAF 1 values that deviate form the provincial defaults for future Bulkley Timber Supply reviews. Laing and McCulloch Forest Management Services Ltd.
Laing and McCulloch Forest Management Services Ltd. 2003. Operational adjustment factor 1 (OAF) sampling in the Bulkley, Lakes, and Morice Forest Districts. Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program. Forest Investment Account Report. FIA2003MR188
Topic: FLNRORD Research Program
Keywords: Forest, Investment, Account, (FIA), Sustainable, Forestry, British, Columbia
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