IDF Mule Deer Winter Range Single Tree Selection Systems Trial

Trial Name: IDF Mule Deer Winter Range Single Tree Selection Systems Trial (EP903) and Spacing (EP1149)
Trial Objectives Installation Name Ecosystems Represented Tree Species Silvicultural Systems Tested Post Establishment Treatments
  • Retain equivalent use by mule deer in single tree selection and no harvest controls.
  • Growth and yield in managed stands
IDF Mule Deer Winter Range IDFdk3
  • Douglas-fir
  • Lodgepole pine
  • Single tree selection – 16%-20% volume removal.
  • Spacing (clumpy and standard)
  • Leaving unspaced strips of various widths
Second cutting cycle completed in 2014
Comments: ACTIVE – the second harvest entry at year 30 was completed in 2014 and there is follow up wildlife, vegetation and growth and yield work.  The spacing treatments are described under EP1149.  The Big Lake installations near 100 Mile House burned up in 2017 but are being used for a new trial on reforestation of severely burned IDF.

Publications

 
Publications Topic Publications
General overview
Mule deer habitat requirements
Harvesting and thinning
Growth and yield
Juvenile spacing