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Long-term silviculture experiments contribute to science-based forest management in British Columbia's public forests
(Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, 2004)
Protests over clearcutting public forestlands have been a part of British Columbia’s forest policy scene for the last two decades. Pressure to modify silvicultural systems has resulted in the installation of a number of ...
Montane alternative silvicultural systems (MASS) forest structure and natural vegetation dynamics
(Canadian Forest Service & B.C. Ministry of Forests, 1995)
This project is one of several focussed on investigating aspects of silvicultural systems being compared at the MASS study area in coastal montane forests. Clearcutting, Green Tree Retention, Shelterwood and Patch Cutting ...
Montane alternative silvicultural systems (MASS): Establishing and managing a multi-disciplinary, multi-partner research site
(Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut forestier du Canada, 1999)
The Montane Alternative Silvicultural Systems (MASS) study was established on Vancouver Island, B.C. to develop operationally feasible and ecologically sustainable silvicultural systems in old-growth forests. The project ...
The retention system: Reconciling variable retention with the principles of silvicultural systems
(Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut forestier du Canada, 2002)
The philosophy of ecosystem management seeks a balance between protecting natural systems and using them to meet societal demands. The objectives of silvicultural systems listed in standard texts focus on the sustained ...
Post-harvest nitrogen cycling in clearcut and alternative silvicultural systems in a montane forest in coastal British Columbia
(Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut forestier du Canada, 2006)
The MASS (Montane Alternative Silvicultural Systems) trial was established in the coastal mountains of British Columbia to compare clearcut, patch cut, green tree and shelterwood systems. A number of studies were carried ...
Prescribed burning impacts on some coastal British Columbia ecosystems
(Canadian Forest Service - Pacific Forestry Centre, 2006)
Prescribed burning is widely used as a forest management tool; however, its long-term impacts on site productivity must be better understood to meet planned burn objectives. MacMillan Bloedel (now Western Forest Products ...
Can retention forestry help conserve biodiversity? A meta-analysis
(John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2014)
1.Industrial forestry typically leads to a simplified forest structure and altered species composition. Retention of trees at harvest was introduced about 25 years ago to mitigate negative impacts on biodiversity, mainly ...
Variable retention harvesting in north Pacific temperate rainforests
(University of Washington Press, 2013)
This chapter reviews the implementation and monitoring of variable retention harvesting in the temperate rainforests of the North Pacific coast.
Maintaining attributes of old-growth forests in coastal B.C. through variable retention
(Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut forestier du Canada, 2003)
Variable retention is a new approach to harvesting and silvicultural systems that was developed by ecologists in the Pacific Northwest region of North America to address a wide array of forest management goals. Variable ...
Alternatives to clearcutting in BC coastal montane forests
(Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut forestier du Canada, 1997)
The Montane Alternative Silvicultural Systems (MASS) partnership was formed in 1992 to test new approaches to harvesting high-elevation old-growth forests of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Uniform Shelterwood (SW), ...