|Sponsor:||Millar Western Forest Products|
Object & Deliverables
The project objectives were to:
- collect and synthesize baseline terrain and forest cover data;
- develop a rule-based approach to assigning ecosites to AVI stands;
- calibrate and validate the ecosite class by field sampling; generate an ecosite stand level map and database;
- develop procedures to continually improve the database through operations data collection programs.
Using GDC’s SiteLogix ecological modelling system, an ecological classification map was developed for Millar Western’ FMA. This map was used as an input to a variety of predictive and simulation models aimed at assessing the ecological components of the current and future forest conditions.