Aspen Bibliography

Title

Hotchkiss River Mixedwood Timber Harvesting Study

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Forestry Chronicle

Volume

75

Issue

3

First Page

435

Last Page

438

Publication Date

1999

Abstract

Boreal mixedwoods occupy about onethird of the produc- tive land base of the prairie provinces and northeastern British Columbia and are an extremely valuable economic resource (Brace and Bella 1988).Increases in hardwood utilization on these lands, coupled with public demand to maintain mixed- woods for a variety of nontimber purposes, are challenging the traditional conifer bias in mixedwood management. Within the next 60 to 80 years, however, white spruce that have devel- oped to commercial size through natural succession under the protection of hardwood species will be a significant source of spruce timber in boreal mixedwoods (Brace and Bella 1988). There is a need for a mixedwood approach to both manage- ment planning and operations.