The current maximum density regulation enforces thinning at the 10,000 sph. value. Proposed revisions to this value are primarily based on TASS/TIPSY yield and forest estate modeling projections indicating that little or no effect to desired future forest values is experienced if thinning is severely limited in Cariboo-Chilcotin pine stands. As there is an unknown measure of uncertainty inherent in all projections, an 'effectiveness' monitoring program is required to know if growth and yield patterns over time are emerging as projected by the models. This project involves the design and initial installation of sufficient monitoring plots (approximately 10 - 20) to determine over time the accuracy of TASS/TIPSY yield projections against proposed Cariboo-Chilcotin operational level implementation practices. Plots will be established at the free growing stage in post harvest naturally regenerated pine stands.
Decision Tree, Nona Phillips Forestry Consulting. 2005. Monitoring program for post harvest naturally regenerated free growing pine stands in the Cariboo-Chilcotin: 2005 progress report & recommendations. Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program. Forest Investment Account Report. FIA2005MR209
Topic: FLNRORD Research Program
Keywords: Forest, Investment, Account, (FIA), Southern, Interior, Forest, Region
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