Landscape-level Tree Species Strategies in British Columbia

The landscape-level species strategy project was initiated in 2009 in support of the Chief Forester's Future Forest Ecosystems Initiative. Its goal is to determine what is needed to develop and implement landscape-level tree species strategies for the provincial forests.

Purpose of the Landscape-level Species Strategy Project

To define the current and future needs for developing and implementing landscape-level species strategies to guide stand-level species selection decisions in B.C. in the context of climate change.

Focus areas of the Tree Species Selection Working Group:

  • To explore the issues in developing and implementing a landscape-level species strategies in British Columbia
  • Develop a framework and methodology for developing landscape level tree species strategies
  • Explore the development of specific targets or benchmarks for tree species composition and density variability at the landscape-level for a management unit

Work In Progress

  • Exploring implementation frameworks for landscape-level tree species strategies

Work Completed

April 2014: Technical Report 082  Landscape-level Ecological Tree Species Benchmarks Pilot Project: First Approximation Benchmarks in Five British Columbia Timber Supply Areas

January, September and October 2012: Landscape-level Ecological Tree Species Benchmarks Pilot sessions in Williams Lake, Prince George and Smithers

April 2012: Technical Report 067 – A Landscape-level Species Strategy for Forest Management in British Columbia: Exploration of Development and Implementation Issues

August 2010: Draft landscape species strategy scoping document and case study.

March 2009: Landscape level species strategies scoping workshop.