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Multi-regional Projects
Provincial Forest Carbon Reforestation Project Office of the Chief Forester-FLNRORD Forest Carbon The focus is to reforest areas of BC Crown Land that would otherwise not regenerate naturally to healthy growing forests that sequester carbon from the atmosphere. Some of the areas were heavily degraded from wildfires over the last 10 years. Some higher elevation areas are targeted for reforestation with provincially rare and endangered species, the goal being to increase the resiliency of BC Forests. Various
Thinning, Fertilization, and Carbon Sequestration Applied Mammal Research Institute Forest Carbon As regenerating forests grow, they sequester carbon from the atmosphere during photosynthesis and store it in biomass above (stem, branches, and leaves) and below (roots) ground. From a forest ecosystem perspective, positive biomass responses of understory vegetation are associated with thinned and fertilized stands. This project is designed to measure tree and stand growth, yield, biomass, and carbon sequestration 25 years after thinning and repeated fertilization. Four milestones for the first year of the project include: (1) sampling of understory vegetation and coniferous stand structure, (2) sampling of tree and stand growth, yield, and crown dimensions, (3) data management and analysis, and (4) a final report outlining the influence of stand thinning and fertilization on carbon sequestration in managed forests. Various
Work Plan for Provincial Foliar Sampling Database Weyerhaeuser Company Limited Forest Carbon Development of a work plan to guide the creation of a central, provincial level database for warehousing foliar sampling data. Intention is to enable users to sort, extract, analyze and extrapolate information and create efficiencies. Various
Forest Carbon Fertilization Project FLNRORD-Forest Carbon Initiative Forest Carbon This is a provincial scope project to identify priority forest stands to be fertilized to increase overall stand growth. The activities include strategic assessment, site level planning and prescriptions, fertilizer purchase and application. The priority areas are on the Coast in forests with high site index and known excellent return on investment for fertilization activities. The forest grows faster as a result of the fertilization, providing larger stem size more quickly. This promotes increased carbon sequestration and ultimately medium to longer term payback in timber quality. Forest stands being fertilized within this project are reserved from timber harvest for at least 10 years to maximize the sequestration of carbon from the atmosphere. Various
Planning for Reforestation and Rehabilitation University of British Columbia Forest Carbon Updates to provincial climate-based reforestation models and new research analysis to propose protection areas for vulnerable tree species in future climates. Various
Innovative Forest Harvesting and Renewal Treatments Skyline Forestry Consultants Ltd Forest Carbon A study to develop forest harvesting and regeneration options that promote growth, biodiversity, carbon storage, and ecological resilience. Additionally, a documentary film and a TED talk discussing the study and the state of First Nations collaboration in forestry. Various
Elevating Carbon Stewardship at the Block Level Westland Resources Limited Forest Carbon Research to identify small scale forest treatments that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The objective of this research project was to support the Forest Carbon Initiative through insights and analysis concerning certain forest practices. The final report identified the amount of CO2e potentially in forest residual cull piles when they burn. Findings can be used in future modelling to achieve carbon stewardship. Various
Improved Volume and Carbon Decision Support University of British Columbia Forest Carbon Collecting fertilized-tree growth data in the FLNRORD North and South areas to help inform forest management decisions regarding improved volume and carbon sequestration. Various
Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation - Habitat Improvement Projects FESBC Habitat Enhancement Co-funded projects between HCTF and FESBC that are primarily focused on improving forested wildlife habitat. Projects are submitted via the HCTF portal and reviewed by HCTF and FESBC staff for co-funding opportunities. The result is improved wildlife habitat and healthier wildlife populations. Various
Supporting Range-wide Whitebark Pine Regeneration Yellow Point Propagation Stand Rehabilitation Whitebark pine is listed as an Endangered Species under the Federal Species at Risk Act (SARA) due to the impacts of white pine blister rust, mountain pine beetle, fire suppression, and global climate change. The tree species is considered to have high biodiversity values and is suitable for planting on marginal high elevation sites where wildfire has reduced forest cover. Whitebark pine is also ecologically important and a key forage source for Grizzly Bears but there's currently insufficient seed stock to support broad-scale management and recovery efforts. This project helped to implement and launch a large-scale seed collection effort to support future recovery work. Activities included cone surveys, cone protection, seed collection, and seedling planting. Various
Wildfire Risk Analysis Federation of BC Woodlot Associations Wildfire Risk Reduction This project was to analyze provincial wildfire threat mapping to render threat class by woodlot, both inside and adjacent to the community wildland-urban interface boundaries. The overview threat mapping for the Cariboo Region is to be utilized to localize the information so it can be applied to specific woodlots. Various
Burning Questions: Reducing Wildfire Risks Evelyn Hamilton Wildfire Risk Reduction This was a research project on the response of selected ecosystems to fire. The goal of the study was to provide information to assist with fire hazard reduction decision making. Various
First Nations Wildfire Risk Reduction Planning Guidance First Nations' Emergency Services of BC Wildfire Risk Reduction This was a pilot project developed in the Kootenay region to demonstrate how First Nation communities could be part of the planning process aimed at identifying treatment priorities in traditional territories with the goal of increasing access to funding options from various funding sources. Various
FESBC and UBCM Wildfire Risk Reduction Co-funding Program Union of BC Municipalities Wildfire Risk Reduction FESBC partnered with the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) to provide funding to local governments and First Nations who receive funding for wildfire risk reduction projects on Crown land under the Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative and the FireSmart Community Resiliency Investment Community Supports Program. Various