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    Title:Evaluating a selective harvest operation as a forest fuel treatment - a case study in a mature Douglas-fir forest in central interior British Columbia
 
    Year:2019
 
    Status:Completed
 
    Researcher(s):Steven Hvenegaard (Lead); Brandon MacKinnon
 
    Abstract:The City of Quesnel, B.C. has applied an innovative selective harvesting technique in a mature Douglas-fir forest stand with the objectives of maintaining biodiversity and reducing fuel-load buildup and consequent wildfire threat. FPInnovations researchers monitored and documented the harvesting operations and measured machine productivity to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the operation.

To support the assessment of fuel-load reduction, FPInnovations’ Wildfire Operations group conducted pre- and post-harvest fuel-sampling activities to evaluate changes in forest fuel components.
 
    Advisory Member(s):BC Wildfire Service
 
    Other Collaborator(s):City of Quesnel
 
    Tags:Fuel Management; Community Protection; see all tags...
 
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