The project objectives are to: ? Document the amount of windthrow associated with Variable Retention (VR). ? Document the spatial distribution or patterns of windthrow associated with VR. ? Document regional differences in the extent of windthrow associated with VR. ? Identify the qualitative and quantitative factors associated with VR windthrow including both environmental factors and treatment effects. ? Identify specific management options to control windthrow associated with VR. ? Develop field indices and decision-making tools to enhance windthrow hazard assessments. ? Communicate the results to operations staff.
submitted by Western Forest Products Inc.