Bulkley Valley Research Centre - Science in the Public Interest

The Response of Caribou Terrestrial Forage Lichens to Forest Harvesting and Mountain Pine Beetles in the East Ootsa and Entiako Areas

Project Reference Number: 2007-22

Project Status: Complete

Led by: Deborah Cichowski, Caribou Ecological Consulting, Smithers

Gentian Botanical Research, Smithers

Funder: Forest Investment Account - Forest Science Program

Project Proposal

In 2001, 79 permanent plots were established in the East Ootsa and Entiako areas to assess the response of terrestrial caribou forage lichens to mountain pine beetle attack and forest harvesting. Plots were re-measured in 2003 and 2005. The focus of this project is to re-photograph permanently marked photoplots and to re-measure all stand structure, regeneration and coarse woody debris data in 2007 and compare it to earlier measurements.

Related Reports

Publication Date Report Title Authors
March 2006 The Response of Caribou Terrestrial Forage Lichens to Mountain Pine Beetles andf Forest Harvesting in the East Ootsa and Entiako Areas Patrick Williston and Deborah Cichowski