Since incorporating in 1999, the Southern Interior Growth and Yield (SIGY) Co-operative has focused on strategic and educational projects to help support the growth and yield (G&Y) investments of its individual member organizations, both licensees and government. To date, proposals for the Co-op to engage in operational G&Y projects have not received sufficient licensee support (FIA-LBIP) to be strategically or economically viable. For example, in 2003-04, a regional Permanent Sample Plot (PSP) re-measurement proposal was turning down by large margin. In February 2004, Co-op members met in Kamloops to discuss G&Y monitoring. Input was incorporated in a Long-term G&Y Data Strategy (SIGY, 2004). The report concluded that BC?s prevailing climate of policy and investment incentives is not supportive of co-operative investments in long-term G&Y data, despite potential economies of scale. However, should government take steps to improve the investment climate for long-term G&Y data, monitoring would become a more attractive long-term G&Y data investment opportunity from the licensee perspective. Furthermore, SIGY?s licensee members appear to favour the investment potential for G&Y monitoring over PSPs and Experimental Plots (EPs). At member request, this strategy further examines investment rationales for G&Y monitoring. Technical detail is discussed only as it relates to an investment decision. This strategy is intended to provide licensees and government with a tactical investment analysis, rather than an operational (implementation) plan.
Stearns-Smith, Stephen C., Souther Interior Growth and Yield (SIGY) Co-operative. 2005. Growth and Yield Monitoring: An Investment Analysis for the Southern Interior Region (with relevance to the province). Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program. Forest Investment Account Report. FIA2005MR092
Topic: FLNRORD Research Program
Keywords: Forest, Investment, Account, (FIA), British, Columbia
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