Bulkley Valley Research Centre - Science in the Public Interest

Testing SORTIE-ND Parameter Files

Project Reference Number: 2008-18

Project Status: Complete

Led by: Dave Coates, PhD, Research Silviculturist, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources, Smithers

Funder: Ministry of Forests and Range, Transfer Agreement

This project plans to finalize, calibrate, and test SORTIE-ND parameter files for operational use and growth and yield prediction in complex stands on common upland site types in the SBS ecological zone. The parameter files will be made available on the web with associated documentation on data sources and model validation. This work will be undertaken in co-operation with Dr. Dave Coates and Erin Hall of the Northern Interior Forest Region and Charlie Canham and Lora Murphy, Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, New York.