Bulkley Valley Research Centre - Science in the Public Interest

SORTIE for Use in Forest Management

Project Reference Number: 2006-21

Project Status: Complete

Led by: Dave Coates, PhD, Research Silviculturist, Ministry of Forests and Range, Smithers

Institute of Ecosystem Studies, New York; Alana Closs, NSERC Research Associate

Funder: Ministry of Forests, Transfer Agreement

The purpose of this transfer payment is to expand the functionality of SORTIE-ND for use in forest management, with a special emphasis on management of mountain pine beetle damaged forests.

The project will:

a) Develop a new harvest interface that allows users to more readily specify a wide and flexible range of silvicultural prescriptions.

b) Expand the range of graphical display and output and reporting options with particular emphasis on both residual forest structure and yield.

For more information about the outcomes of this project and SORTIE, please visit the Forest Stand Neighbourhood Dynamics Research and Modelling website.