As the next step in expanding the SFM framework within an adaptive management context, this report outlines a standardized, scientifically-credible and cost-effective effectiveness monitoring strategy for biodiversity indicators of forest sustainability. It identifies the specific indicators and forest practices to be measured, data needs, model forecasting requirements, and monitoring design and protocols. Use of current data gathering and data capture processes will be used wherever possible. Decision support needed to trigger adaptive management changes in response to monitoring results is also described.
prepared by Dennis Hamilton, Steven Wilson, Marlene Machmer, Pat Field.
Hamilton, Dennis, Wilson, Steven F.; Machmer, Marlene M.; Field, Pat. 2006. Using key biodiversity indicators as measures for monitoring effectiveness of Pope & Talbot's sustainable forestry operations. Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program. Forest Investment Account Report. FIA2006MR064