The focus of the Lillooet TSA Silviculture Strategy over the next five years is the reforestation of sites without licensee obligations and the treatment of non lodgepole pine stands to improve midterm timber supply, while also mitigating impacts to nontimber values brought about by the mountain pine beetle epidemic and associated harvesting. The strategy aims to explore the potential of fertilization and its impacts on non timber values, regenerate previously burnt areas and current/future mountain pine beetle (MPB) impacted areas, explore the possibility of using fire (traditional burns and larger scale burns) to regenerate impacted MPB stands, improve yields and stand structures in complex drybelt Fd stands with thinning, and produce more Fd peeler volume through spacing/pruning treatments. From a habitat perspective the intent is to regenerate impacted non -THLB, improve NDT4 stand structures through spacing treatments, reintroduce fire into NDT4 ecosystems, and reduce the amount of roads and landings on the landbase. Other key issues were the need to address appraisal issues preventing the harvesting of pine stands (salvage of Pl stands currently unlikely), the need to support certification initiatives in order to maximize value from log products, and the need to complete access management planning.
Forsite Forest Management Specialists, Symmetree Consulting Group Ltd.; Mike Fenger and Associates Ltd.. 2007. Lillooet TSA type 1 silviculture strategy: version 1.0. Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program. Forest Investment Account Report. FIA2007MR168