This is a continuation of project 2552002 from the 2006/2007 fiscal year. During the 2005-06 fiscal year, Canadian Forest Products Ltd (Canfor) had conducted a review of backlog and impeded stands in the Vanderhoof Forest District under the Forests for Tomorrow (FFT) program. The FFT program aims to improve the long-term timber supply through the re-establishment of young forests on land that would otherwise remain under-productive. The program focuses on land that is primarily within the timber harvesting land base yet outside of forest industry obligations.
Many openings will be at a point where it is too costly to do any further treatments / management. On non-obligation openings, the designations NSR, SR and FG are for management purposes, providing a flag on what actions to take. Areas that will have no further actions should be flagged as FG. Other openings should have the appropriate designation and be scheduled for treatment.
This project addresses follow-up reconnaissance surveys identified during the review of backlog impeded and NSR openings in the Vanderhoof Forest District. The mapsheets consist of approximately 12,700ha over 190 Openings. Due to the scope of the project, it is set up as a multi-year project.