Weyerhaeuser Company Ltd. has asked for a literature review and field evaluation of elk damage to conifer plantations in Block 1 of TFL 39 (Block 1 or the Stillwater TFL) near Powell River on the mainland coast of British Columbia. Roosevelt elk (Cervus elaphus roosevelti) damage to plantations is high in localized areas within the range of the recently re- introduced herd. Company foresters are no longer able to easily re-establish western redcedar (Cw) on harvested blocks within the main elk range, and are seeking management recommendations that will allow them to continue to meet free-growing criteria.
Keystone Wildlife Research Ltd.. 2004. Elk damage to forestry plantations: literature review and management recommendations for Block 1 of TFL 39. Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program. Forest Investment Account Report. FIA2004MR028