We review the current indicators relating to terrestrial biodiversity in Canfor?s Sustainable Forest Management Plans for the Vanderhoof, Fort Saint James, and Prince George Districts of the Prince George TSA. We evaluate the indicators with respect to the four overarching indicator suggested by Bunnell et al. for other Canfor Divisions and assess how they align with common indicators that have been drafted by Canfor corporately. We make recommendations as to where the indicators meet or exceed the intent of the four overarching indicators and where there are knowledge gaps and potential for indicator development. Although based on considerable experience developing and using indicators for monitoring, our review is nonetheless superficial and potentially misled in places. There are two major reasons. First, the short time for acquaintance with written documents describing the current approach for each DFA (about 2 days per DFA for reading, thinking and writing); second, the complete lack of familiarity with what actually happens on the ground (often not clearly revealed in written documents). As well we have no information on the relative role of contributions from Public Advisory Groups and how informed these contributions are. This draft will, however, allow discussion of our findings and recommendations with Canfor Divisional personnel; revisions can be embarked on after that workshop.
Kremsater, Laurie L., Bunnell, Fred L.. 2008. Gap Analysis for Biodiversity Indicators included in CanFor?s SFMPs for DFA?s within the Prince George Timber Supply Area. Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program. Forest Investment Account Report. FIA2008MR370
Topic: FLNRORD Research Program
Keywords: Forest, Investment, Account, (FIA), British, Columbia
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