Forest harvesting in BC is moving towards outcome based management. New tools are needed to measure the effectiveness of forest practices and other land uses in meeting a range of goals, including sustaining aquatic ecosystems. A benthic macroinvertebrate (BI) sustainability indicator system that is part of a performance based forest harvesting aquatic impact assessment toolbox has been under development for 4 years in Skeena Region.
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Sharpe, Ian, Wiensczyk, Alan M.; Perrin, C.J.; Bennett, Shauna A.; Linke, S.; Bailey, R.C.; Dolecki, D.; Salter, S.. 2005. Benthic macro-invertebrate sustainability indicator development for SFMP and LRMP applications. Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program. Forest Investment Account Report. FIA2005MR147