Robert’s Creek Study Forest

Trial Name: Roberts Creek Study Forest (EP1256)
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Trial Objectives Installation Name Ecosystems Represented Tree Species Silvicultural Systems Tested Post Establishment Treatments
  • Planted and natural regeneration growth and development
  • Monitor effects on local hydrology and water quality
  • Monitor windthrow
  • Harvesting Economics
Roberts Creek Study Forest CWHdm
  • Douglas-fir
  • Western hemlock
  • Western red cedar
  • 10% dispersed retention
  • 50% aggregate retention
  • Clearcut with reserves
  • Strip Shelterwood
  • Planting – 1994 Douglas-fir and western red cedar
  • 2nd harvest entry - 1999


Publication Topics Publications
General Overview
Multiple values discussed
Water quality and snowpack
Forest Fungi
Harvesting and worker safety
  • Nuszdorfer, F. and B. D’Anjou. 2001. Roberts Creek Study Forest: worker safety in partial harvesting silvicultural experiments and operations. B.C. Min. For., Vancouver For. Reg., Nanaimo, B.C. Exten. Note EN-003.
  • Bowden-Dunham, M.T. 1998. A productivity comparison of clearcutting and alternative silviculture systems in coastal British Columbia. For. Eng. Res. Inst. Can., Vancouver, B.C. FERIC Tech. Rep. TR-122.
  • Hedin, I.B. 1994. Shelterwood harvesting in coastal second-growth Douglas-fir. For. Eng. Res. Inst. Can., Vancouver, B.C. FERIC Tech. Note TN-216.
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