Sustainable Forests field-trip

Sustainable Forests field-trip
by Tom Koleszar, 22 November 2014.

As a follow-up to the talk on Thursday, on Saturday twelve of us, led by Rod Tysdal (Director) and Al Barker (Operations Manager) of the Powell River Community Forest, toured parts of the Community Forest area, stopping at five sites to discuss various aspects of forest ecology and site management.

At the first stop we learned about the effects of root rot on Douglas Firs and the management of root rot sites.  From there we moved on to see some examples of the management of trails effected by Community Forest operations.

The next two stops examined forest ecology and the planning and regeneration of forestry sites based on ecological considerations.  The last stop reviewed the hydrological monitoring done by the Community Forest within its operations area.

We had a great day and the weather smiled upon us, and I think we all learned quiet a bit about sustainable forestry in our own back yard.

Special thanks to Rod and Al for guiding us through the sites and answering all our questions!