Forest & Range Evaluation Program Timber Monitoring Protocols

FREP Timber MonitoringThe health, productivity and diversity of our future forests depend on replacing harvested stands with new growth stands of the same or improved species mix and genetic diversity.

The focus of the timber resource value team is to set benchmarks and monitor the regeneration of our productive forest lands to address the three questions below.

Monitoring Questions

  1. What are the impacts of Forest & Range Practices Act (FRPA) legislation, standards, policy and practices on species and genetic diversity of forest stands at free growing, relative to stands harvested before and after December, 2005?
  2. What are the impacts of FRPA legislation, standards, policy and practices on forest productivity (merchantable timber volume, value & availability) of forest stands at free growing, relative to stands harvested before and after December, 2005?
  3. What are the impacts of FRPA legislation, standards, policy and practices on forest health of forest stands at free growing, relative to stands harvested before and after December, 2005?