Bulkley Valley Research Centre - Science in the Public Interest

Timber Supply Projections

Project Reference Number: 2012-20

Project Status: Complete

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

Amalesh Dhar, NSERC Industrial R&D Postdoctoral Fellow, Bulkley Valley Research Centre

Funder: Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations

This project is to provide the following services:

  1. Identification of existing datasets including re-measured permanent sample plots (PSP) and other datasets that provide information on release dynamics post-MPB attack.
  2. Analysis of datasets and summary of results.
  3. A review of known release dynamics of northern interior tree species
  4. A sampling plan for summer field sampling to examine growth release in unsalvaged mountain pine beetle stands of various ages since disturbance.
  5. Draft a journal paper based on results from re-measured PSP.