Year 1 - Landscape Strategies for MPB management: Some Stewardship Implications
Project Reference Number: 2006-15
Project Status: Complete
Led by: Doug Steventon, Wildlife Habitat Ecologist, Ministry of Forests and Range, SmithersDave Daust, Telkwa
Funder: Forest Investment Account - Forest Science Program
As harvest rates are dramatically increased in response to the mountain pine beetle (MPB) (Dendroctonus ponderosae) epidemic, how to conduct harvesting in a way that best respects stewardship goals is a key question.
This project proposes to build on those reviews, “testing” some of the management principles on a real landscape through simulation modelling. The opportunities for designing longer-term adaptive management experiments can also be explored through modelling prior to making substantial investments. This project builds incrementally on work already underway.
|Publication Date||Report Title||Authors|
|2007||Variable retention in a sub-boreal landscape: Is it worth the hassle?||J. Douglas Steventon and Dave Daust|
|April 2008||Landscape Strategies for MPB management: Some Stewardship Implications - Executive Summary||Doug Steventon|