Project Code: CANFOR-01-054
Area:Field Operations
Sponsor:Canadian Forest Products

The primary objective of this project was to control the deciduous competition on specific coniferous [C and CD] blocks utilizing motor manual brushsaw treatment technique which provides the greatest overall benefit to many species of wildlife.

Throughout the summer field seasons of 2003, 2004 & 2005 a total of 1,103.3 hectares over 53 cutblocks were treated using motor manual brush saws as opposed to the application of herbicides – in order to eventually provide greater browse availability for a variety of wildlife species.

The incremental cost per hectare [cost per hectare above average herbicide application costs] amounted to $174,697.90 or $158.34 per hectare.

Project results are contained in three Annual Reports for 2003, 2004 & 2005; prepared by Brad Engel; and dated December 11, 2003, February 15, 2005 & January 30, 2006 respectively.

Motor Manual Brushsaw Treatment
Wildlife Browse Enhancement
White Spruce Regeneration
Inter-species Competition