Bulkley Valley Research Centre - Science in the Public Interest

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, Smithers

Dave 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.

Related Reports

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