Bulkley Valley Research Centre - Science in the Public Interest

Biogeoclimatic Ecosystem Classification (BEC) Sampling in the Nelson Portion of the Southern Interior Forest Region

Project Reference Number: 2008-05

Project Status: Complete

Led by: Deb MacKillop, Research Ecologist, Ministry of Forests and Range, Nelson

Evan McKenzie Ecological Research; Gareth Kernaghan; Dave Yole, MSc, PAg; Pinnacle Ecological Services; all from the Nelson Area

Funder: Ministry of Forests and Range, Transfer Agreement

This project will carry out Biogeoclimatic Ecosystem Classification (BEC) sampling and related field and office work for the field data collection, processing, and analysis of the Nelson BEC refinement project.

This project will be a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Forests and Range and Bulkley Valley Research Centre to enhance Biogeoclimatic Ecosystem Classification (BEC) sampling in the Nelson portion of the Southern Interior Forest Region.  The Bulkley Valley Research Centre will provide the following:

  • Experienced Ecological Consultants to participate with Ministry staff (and contractors) for field sampling and sample plan development, including administrative duties related to their employment (funded through this agreement).
  • Contribution to travel costs for contractors while working away from Nelson.
  • Contract administration.
  • Mentorship to Ministry co-op students and auxiliary staff.

Related Reports

Publication Date Report Title Authors
January 2009 Kootenay-Boundary BEC Update