Wetland Best Management Practices for Forest Management Planning and Operations Practitioner Guide
The plain-language Practitioner Guide covers a range of planning and operational practices, from building wetland crossings, to harvesting timber and renewing forests. Some of the topics addressed include:
- Wetland training, soil conservation, invasive species management, recreational access, and spills;
- Wetland and riparian area identification and avoidance;
- Access planning, design, and construction;
- Forest harvest planning and operations, including harvesting wetland transition zones, treed wetlands, areas adjacent to wetlands, and other water features;
- Forest renewal planning and operations;
- And more…
This guidebook is meant to build on the framework described in the Guideing Principles for Forest Management and Wetland Stewardship and identify planning and operating best management practices for forest management that support wetland stewardship. This guide provides direction on how to approach orest management planning and oeprating when workingin and around boreal wetlands. This guide also describes BMPs for avoiding and minimizingadverse effects to boreal wetlands.
The Wetland Best Management Practices for Forest Management Planning and Operations Practitioner Guide is a product of the FMWSI, a collaboration between Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc. Canfor, the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), Millar Western Forest Products Ltd., Tolko Industries Ltd., West Fraser, and Weyerhaeuser Company.