WELD-01-084

2001 Enhanced Forest Management Program
Sponsor: 
Weldwood of Canada Ltd.
Lead Researcher: 
Thomas Braun, Weldwood, Hinton, Alberta
Body: 
This project supports implementation of Weldwood's Enhanced Forest Management (EFM) program. The objectives of the EFM program are to develop and implement management strategies that employ intensive silviculture to provide long-term economically viable yield gains while embracing integrated management of timber and non-timber resources. Additionally, the program seeks to evaluate the potential of enhanced forest management for sustaining and increasing the short term and long term annual allowable cuts.The following EFM projects were established within the Weldwood Hinton Forest Management Agreement area: The projects have furthered development of EFM systems, provided early performance measures of various EFM strategies, and increased operational experience. Continued measurements of established EFM projects will help integrate intensive silviculture with operational practices. All trials are relatively young and scheduled for future measurements.