Stand dynamics after mountain pine beetle attack
There are crucial questions asked by managers attempting to mitigate the impact of mountain pine beetle disturbance on timber and habitat supply. How long is killed-wood salvageable? What wood will be supplied by surviving trees? When will it regenerate?
Originally undertaken by the Foothills Growth and Yield Association and now continued by FGrOW, this project builds on previous research on lodgepole pine stands. The information collected and analysed will be used to inform timber supply analysis and operational planning through the improved development of stand regeneration and growth models forecasting post-disturbance conditions.
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January 1 2014
Progress update: The project kicks off with support from FGYA
November 12 2014
End of First Field Season
Progress update: Measurement work will continue with assistance from FGYA and ESRD
June 30 2015
Field Work Continues
Progress update: Data collection for regenerated lodgepole pine after MPB attack continues
September 30 2015
2015 Data Collection Complete
Progress update: Data collection objectives addressed, data entry underway