Peace Region Ecosystems

Reduced Risk Timing Windows and Measures for the Conservation of Fish and Fish Habitat for the Omineca Region

Effective date: May 3, 2004
The purpose of this document is to provide reduced risk timing windows and measures for work related to stream crossings within the Omineca Region, to facilitate compliance with the Forest Practices Code of B.C. Act (FPC). Forest districts to which the document applies include the following: Fort St. James, Mackenzie, Prince George, Headquarters and Vanderhoof. The document has been prepared by Designated Environment Officials (DEOs) within the Omineca Region, using the best information currently available.

Reduced Risk Timing Window and Measures document (PDF 736KB)

A Guide to Evaluating Forest Stands as Terrestrial Forage Lichen Habitat for Caribou

The Guide to Evaluating Forest Stand as Terrestrial Lichen Habitat for Caribou was developed by Art N. Lance and Warren G. Eastland , Industrial Forest Service Ltd. for the Wildlife Branch, Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks (MELP) and was funded by Forest Renewal B.C. CLUPE Project #: OP713669.

The focus of this guide is the identification of forest stand types where terrestrial lichen are abundant. It provides a stepwise, hierarchical structure to eliminate stand types that don't need inspection and uses direct estimate of lichen abundance for sites that do need inspection. This guide meets the Fort St. James Land and Resource Management Plan (LRMP) objectives for lichen assessment methodology that is acceptable to MELP for forest development planning.

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