Quantify Selected Second Growth Northern Interior Forest Ecosystem Attributes
Project Reference Number: 2006-18
Project Status: Complete
Led by: Philip LePage, Research Silviculturist, Ministry of Forests and Range, Smithers
Enlichened Consulting Ltd., Clearwater
Funder: Ministry of Forests and Range, Transfer Agreement
This agreement is to support the establishment of a research project to quantify selected second growth northern interior forest ecosystem attributes in order to provide a field-based assessment of natural regeneration and overall ecosystem recovery following disturbance in Mountain Pine Beetle (MPB) impacted biogeoclimatic subzones. This objective will be accomplished through the examination of the development of existing forest stands following major natural disturbances (e.g. MPB, fire, wind throw). The intent is to characterize the amount, quality, and growth rate of natural regeneration as well as the ecological condition and level of ecosystem recovery toward 'old-growth' stand conditions in these areas.