Landscape-level Tree Species Strategies in British Columbia

The landscape-level species strategy project was initiated in support of the British Columbia 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.

A working group was formed to further focus on tree species selection. This group's mandate is to: 

  • Explore issues in developing and implementing a landscape-level species strategies in B.C.
  • Create a framework and methodology for developing landscape level tree species strategies
  • Explore development of benchmarks for tree species composition and density variability at the landscape-level for management units

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

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

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