Old Growth and Resilience
Use the links below to access maps and research relevant to the paradigm shift for old growth management underway in British Columbia.
Old Growth Technical Advisory Panel:
The Old Growth Technical Advisory Panel (TAP): Karen Price, Dave Daust, Rachel Holt, Lisa Matthaus and Garry Merkel) were directed by the Minister to provide recommendations of how to map the OGSR criteria for old growth relating to irreversible biodiversity loss.
Two reports and links maps (PDF and shapefiles) are available at the Provinces website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/forestry/managing-our-forest-resources/old-growth-forests/deferral-areas
The Old Growth TAP reports are also available here:
Old Growth Technical Advisory Panel: Summary of approach and recommendations:
OG TAP: Background FAQ on old growth and technical appendices to support the work: FAQ on old growth and Technical Appendices
How much big old forest remains today?
30 versus 3% remaining old: a technical backgrounder on why the real answer is much closer to 3 than 30. Backgrounder on site index and how much old forest remains in BC
Looking for Common Ground
Rachel Holt (Veridian Ecological Consulting) and Cam Brown (Forsite consulting) put their heads together and summarise what they do agree on with respect to big trees in BC.
Presentation to UBCIC – May 14, 2021