The purpose of this project is to rank and prioritize the sensitivity of watersheds within the Lakes Timber Supply Area. These rankings will support joint MoE and IFPA SFM Plan monitoring activities with respect to management of hydrological resources including restoration activities in the Lakes TSA. Specific objectives of this project are to:
1. Computation of watershed sensitivity relative to increased peak flows; and
2. Computation of watershed sensitivity relative to increases in fine sediment.
The rationale for managing these objectives within an SFM plan is that these plans are routinely monitored and audited and doing so can be cost effective. This is consistent with the FIA objective of prioritizing sub?]basins and reaches to identify high priority target watershed where restoration treatments are required and where the restoration treatments would have a high likelihood of being effective at meeting restoration objectives