General planning procedures for biodiversity management at the stand level (module 5, p. 2)

What other planning procedures are there?

  1. Consult higher-level plans for the landscape unit or other larger forest area plan for objectives for wildlife trees and CWD.
  2. Conduct office reconnaissance.
  • Check opening file (if any) for site information such as cruise compilation, terrain stability and soils assessments.
  • Consult Ministry of Water, Air and Land Protection for possible fisheries and wildlife habitat concerns.
  1. Confirm any additional stand level management objectives and guidelines that affect biodiversity management, for example,
  • Timber
  • Visual quality riparian management
  • Gully assessment
  • Protection
  • Forest health
  • Range
  • Utilization
  • Recreation
  • Karst terrain
  1. Conduct field surveys to confirm office objectives and procedures.
  2. Develop site plans (incorporate stand level biodiversity management practices into the plans for the block). These must contain a reasonable assessment of non-timber resources in the plan area.
  • Safe work practices, as established by the Wildlife Tree Committee (WTC) which includes WCB, must be followed at all times when implementing biodiversity prescriptions.
  • As more ecosystem-specific knowledge for each stand attribute becomes available, more quantitative recommendations to aid assessment and planning will be developed.