The Sicamous Creek Silvicultural Systems Project is located about 15 km SE of the town of Sicamous. The site is part of the Hunters Range of the Shuswap Highlands and lies in the wet cold ESSF. The broad objective of the Sicamous Creek project is to provide the forestry community with information on the sustainable management of wet, cold, high-elevation forests in the Southern Interior (Vyse 1999). We are meeting this goal by measuring the response of valued ecosystem components to widely differing types of logging (patterns of canopy removal) and soil disturbance (site preparation for regeneration). From this information, operational foresters should be able to choose from alternative methods of harvesting and regenerating this forest, based on the specific sets of forest values they are required to manage.
Vyse, Alan. 2006. Natural and artificial regeneration response to opening size and site preparation in a high elevation fir-spruce stand at Sicamous Creek. Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program. Forest Investment Account Report. FIA2006MR269