SERN AGM Minutes

May 17, 2016 AGM

May 8, 2015 AGM

May 14, 2014 AGM

SERN Literature and Reports

Smart, B. 2016. SERNBC Ecosystem Restoration Project Selection Process Development Workshop. Forsite Consultants Ltd. 4p.
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Herkes, J. 2016. Society for Ecosystem Restoration in North Central BC (SERNbc) First Nations Collaboration: Final Report. Ecofor. 12p.
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Kaffanke, T.. 2015. Report on Sutherland Grassland (Tl'o 'anun) Reconnaissance. 19p.
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SERN 2013. Ecosystem Restoration Treatment Prescription. Euchiniko Lakes Sidehills. 10p.
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Strategic Plan - 2014
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The Vanderhoof Ecosystem Restoration Strategic Plan
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Tactical Plan: Whitebark Pine in the Omineca Region - Final Draft
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Tactical Plan: Whitebark Pine in the Omineca Region - March 2013
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Whitebark Pine Restoration Plan for Mount Robson Provincial Park 2015
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Promoting Whitebark Pine Recovery in British Columbia.
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Assisted Migration of Douglas-Fir in the Omineca Region
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Reports Related to SERN Project Areas

Prince George Blackwater - UWR

Albertson, O. 2014. Blackwater River Ungulate Winter Range. 90p
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Cunningham Lake

Sulyma, R. 2008. Cunningham Lake prescribed burn site (east end): vegetation/burn
effectiveness monitoring. Wildlife Infometrics Inc. Report No. 306. Wildlife Infometrics
Inc., Mackenzie, British Columbia, Canada.
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Ecofor Consulting. 2016. Euchiniko Sidehills and Grizzly Valley 2015 Vegetation Monitoring Summary. 25p.
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Simonar, K. and Migabo, S. 2004. Rangeland Management Recommendations for Euchiniko Sidehills Proposed Sensitive Area. 28p.
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Gaius Point

Gaius Point UplandsUWR Fuel Management Treatment: Photo Inventory
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Laidman Lake

Laidman UWR Burn Plan 2009
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Mt. Horetzky

Haeussler, S. 2015. Prescribed burning of logging slash for ecological restoration of berries and grizzly bear forage near Mt. Horetzky. 37p
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Ruby Rock

Blackwell, B. and Steele, F. 2003. Rubyrock Ecosystem Management Plan- Final. 51p
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Sulyma, R. 2008. Prescribed Burn Assesment, Cunningham Lake Prescribed Burn Site (east end): Vegetation/Burn Effectiveness Monitoring Wildlife Infometrics Inc. 14p
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Sulyma, R. 2010. Ruby Rock Provincial Park Vegetation Monitoring Project Results and Summary. 313p
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Rubyrock Plots (Corresponding Map)
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Savory Ridge

Savory Ridge UWR. Powerpoint Presentation
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Powerpoint 10MB

Shallow Water Wetlands

Kaffanke, T. 2016. Improving the prospects for shallow water wetlands through upland vegetation management in the Stuart Nechako Resource District. 13p
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Stuart River

Albertson, O. 2009. Stuart River Prescribed Burn Monitoring Report. 35p
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Sutherland Creek

Kaffanke, T.. 2015. Report on Sutherland Grassland (Tl'o 'anun) Reconnaissance. 19p
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Addtional Related Literature

Berry Management

Burton, P. J. Managing for wild berries. Pacific Forestyr Centre, Canadian Forest Service.
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Burton, P., C. Burton, and L. McCulloch. 2000. Exploring options for the management of wild berries in the Kispiox Forest District: phase one of a pilot project focusing on the Suskwa River area. Symios Research & Restoration. Smithers, BC.
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Duchesne, L. C., and S. Wetzel. 2004. Effect of fire intensity and depth of burn on Lowbush Blueberry, Vaccinium angustifolium, and Velvet Leaf Blueberry, Vaccinium myrtilloides, production in eastern Ontario. Canadian Field-Naturalist 118(2): 195-200.
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Keefer, M. Understanding huckleberry ecology to assist in restoring huckleberry habitat. Powerpoint presentation.
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Moola, F. M., adn A.U. Mallik. 1998. Morphological plasticity and regeneration strategies of velvet leaf blueberry (Vaccinium myrtilloides Michx.) following canopy disturbance in boreal mixedwood forests. Forest Ecology and Management. 111: 35-50.
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Climate Change

ClimateBC -  extracts and downscales monthly weather data for the reference period (1961-1990), and calculates seasonal and annual climate variables for specific locations based on latitude, longitude and elevation (optional) for British Columbia, Yukon Territories, the Alaska Panhandle, and part of Alberta and the US. This program also downscales and integrates historical (1901-2002) (Mitchell and Jones 2005) and future climate datasets (2020s, 2050s and 2080s) generated by various global circulation models. The output includes both directly calculated and derived climate variables. Methodologies are described in Wang et al. (2006) and Hamann and Wang (2005).

The Future Forest Ecosystems Initiative – a government initiative to adapt British Columbia's forest and range management framework so that it continues to maintain and enhance the resilience and productivity of B.C.'s ecosystems as climate changes.

Adapting British Columbia's Forest Pracitices for a changing climate: FRPA Policy Assessment Workshop 'as it was heard' report. 2011.
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BC’s Climate change and fire management research strategy.
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Bunnell, F.L., L.L. Kremsater, and R.W. Wells. 2011. Global weirding in British Columbia: Climate change and the habitat of terrestrial vertebrates. BC Journal of Ecosystems and Management 12(2):21–38.
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Griesbauer, H.P. and D.S. Green. 2010. Assessing the climatic sensitivty of Douglas-fire at its northern range margins in British Columbia, Canada.
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Halofsky, J.E., D.L. Peterson, M.J. Furniss, L.A. Joyce, C.I. Millar, and R.P. Neilson. Adapting Natural Resource Management to Climate Change: useful concepts and tactical approaches.
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Holt, R. F., and T. Hatfield. 2007. Key elecments of biodiversity in British Columbia: some examples from the terrestrial and freshwater aquatic realm. Prepared for Conservation Planning Tools Commitee.
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Joyce, L.A. Adaption options for climate-senstive ecosystems and resources. US Climate Change Science Program.
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Resilience and climate change: adaption potential for ecological systems and forest managment in the West Kootenays. 2010. Technical Working Paper Draft.
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Spittlehouse, D.L. 2008. Climate Change, impacts, and adaptation scenarios: climate change and forest and range management in British Columbia. B.C. Min. For. Range, Res. Br., Victoria, B.C. Tech. Rep. 045.
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Utzig, G.F., J. Boulanger, and R.F. Holt. 2011. Climate change and area burned: rojections for the West Kootneys. Prepared by Kutenai Nature Investigations Ltd.
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Cumulative Effects

Cumulative effects in BC - A Forest Practices Board cumulative effects assessment case study for the Kiskatinaw River watershed near Dawson Creek, BC (an area of some 2800 km2) looking specifically at effects of resource development on drinking water, soil and caribou habitat.
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Cumulative Impacts of Natural Resource Development on Ecosystems and Wildlife
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Ecosystem Restoration

Blueprint for Action. 2006. Fire-maintained ecosystem restoration in BC's Rocky Mountain Trench. Rocky Mountain Trench Ecosystem Restoration Steering Commitee.
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Blueprint for Action. 2006-2009. Supplement to Blueprint for Action 2006. Rocky Mountain Trench Ecosystem Restoration Steering Commitee.
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Burton, C. and Burton, P. 2003. A Manual for Growing and Using Seed from Herbaceous Plants Native to the Northern Interior of BC. 178p
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Campbell, E.M., S.C. Saunders, K.D. Coates, D.V. Meidinger, A. MacKinnon, G.A. O'Neill, D.J. MacKillop, S.C. DeLong, and D.G. Morgan. 2009. Ecological resilience and complexity: a theoretical framework for understanding and managing British Columbia’s forest ecosystems in a changing climate. B.C. Min. For. Range, For. Sci. Prog., Victoria, B.C. Tech. Rep. 055.
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Cariboo-Chiloctin ecosystem restoration plan: glassland benchmark. Prepared by Blackwell & Associates. 2007.
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Clewell, A.., Rieger, J. and Munro, J. 2005. Society for Ecological Restoration International Guidelines for Developing and Managing Ecological Restoration Projects, 2nd Edition. 16p
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Drechsler, M., Eppink, F.V. & Wätzold, F. (2011). Does proactive biodiversity conservation save costs? Biodiversity Conservation. 20:1045-1055.
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Douglas-fir management guidelines for the Prince George Forest Region. 2001. Ministry of Forests.
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Douglas, T. Ecological Restoration Guidelines For British Columbia. 84p
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Douglas, T. Integrating Ecosystem Restoration Into Forest Management Practical Examples for Foresters. 38p
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Ecological restoration guidelines for British Columbia.
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Ecosystem restoration: planning and prioritizing, Cascade Forest District. Prepared by Blackwell & Associates. 2008.
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Forest carbon management and ecosystem resilience.
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Gagne, J. et al. 2006. Northern Interior Strategic Regional Restoration Plan. 70p
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Gayton, D. 2001. Ground Work Basic Concepts of Ecological Restoration in British Columbia. 32p
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Goddard, A. 2011. Peace-Liard burn program: five-year burn plan 2012-2017. Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations.
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Harris, B.J.R.2010. Five Year Plan 2010-2015, natural disturbance type-4: Ecosystem Restoration Program Rocky Mountain Trench. 2010. Prepared for Rockey Mountain Forest District.
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Hilderbrand, R. H., A. C. Watts, and A. M. Randle 2005. The myths of restoration ecology. Ecology and Society 10(1): 19.
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Holt, R. 2001. Strategic Ecological Restoration Assessment (SERA) of the Prince George Forest Region Results of a Workshop. 16p
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Jordan, P. et al 2008. Post-Wildfire Soil Erosion, Flood, and Landslide Risks Wildland Urban Interface Symposium 2008, Penticton. 59p
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McCormack, J. 2014. Assisted Migration of Douglas-Fir in the Omineca Region. Contract # ER14DVA-005 & 22000 20 SERN2013-6. 23p.
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Machmer, M. and Steeger, C. 2002. Effectiveness Monitoring Guidlinesfor EcosystemRestoration Final Report. 22p.
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Walker, B., C. S. Holling, S. R. Carpenter, and A. Kinzig. 2004. Resilience, adaptability and transformability in social–ecological systems. Ecology and Society 9(2): 5.
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Walker, B., and J. A. Meyers. 2004. Thresholds in ecological and social-ecological systems: a developing database. Ecology and Society 9:3.
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Principles and Guidelines for Ecological Restoration in Canada’s Protected Natural Areas
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Resilience and Climate Change (West Kootenay Alliance) documents
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RIC. 1998. Species Inventory Fundamentals: Standards for components of British Columbia's Biodiversity No. 1. 1998. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks Resources Inventory Branch.
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Strategic plan for the use of prescribed fire to restore ecosystems in the Okanagan region. Blackwell & Associates and Gray Consulting 2006.
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Stuart River Provincial Park 2016 Vegetation Monitoring Summary. 2017. Prepared by Ecofor Consulting Ltd.
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Wildlife species characteristics and habitats.
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Fire Fuel Management

Assessment of potential wildlife impacts: mid-term timber supply. 2012. Province of British Columbia.
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BC Wildland fire management strategy. 2010.
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British Columbia wildland urban interface fire consequence management plan. 2008. Ministry of Forests & Range/Protection Branch.
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de Groot, A., and S Haeussler. 2016. Red Hills prescribed fire: eight year post-burn vegetation monitoring. For SERNbc.
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Daigle. P. 2010. Fire-resilient landscapes. BC Ministry of Environment, Ecosystems Protectin and Sustainability Branch.
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Ecologically based decision matrix for determing response to fire in the Northern Interior Forest Region.
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Fowler,J.F., C. Hull Sieg, and L.L. Wadleigh. 2010. Effectiveness of Litter Removal to Prevent Cambial Kill-Caused Mortality in Northern Arizona Ponderosa Pine. Forest Science 56(2) 2010.
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Hall, E. 2010. Maintaining Fire in British Columbia's ecosystems: an ecological perspective. Ministry of Forests and Range.
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Hanson, C. 2010. The myth of "catasrophic" wildfire: a new ecological paradigm of forest health. John Muir Project Technical Report.
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Hood, S. M. In Press. Retaining old trees when reintroducing fire into long-unburned forests that historically burned frequently. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-XXX, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, CO p. xx.
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Hood, S, B. Bentz, K. Gibson, K. Ryan, and G. DeNitto. 2007. Assessing
post-fire Douglas-fir mortality and Douglas-fir beetle attacks in the northern Rocky
Mountains. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-199. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of
Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 31 p. Includes Supplement.
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Hood, S.M., B. Bentz, and K.C. Ryan. Douglas-fire beetle attack and tree mortality following wildfire. USDA Forest Service.
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Hood, S.M., D.R. Cluck, S.L. Smith, K.C. Ryan. 2008. Using Bark Char Codes to Predict Post-fire
Cambium Mortality. Fire Ecology: 4(1): 57-73.
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Impact of fire on lichen species

Impact of fire on Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Impact of fire on Linnaea borealis

Strategic plan for the use of prescribed fire to restore ecosystems in the Okanagan region. Blackwell & Associates and Gray Consulting 2006.
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Thies, W.G., D.J. Westlind, M. Loewen, and G. Brenner. 2008. A field guide to predict delayed mortality of fire-damaged ponderosa pine: application and validation of the Malheur Model. US Department of Agriculture. General Technical Report PNW-GTR-769.
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Vyse, Alan, Chris Hollstedt, and David Huggard (editors). 1998. Managing the Dry Douglasfir
Forests of the Southern Interior: Workshop Proceedings. April 29Ð30, 1997. Kamloops,
British Columbia, Canada. Res. Br., B.C. Min. For., Victoria, B.C. Work Pap. 34/1998
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Wildfire Managment Plan 2011 Vanderhoof District - MAP
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Wildfire Management Branch Strategic Plan 2012-2017. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.
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Grass Rangeland Management

Helkenber, L. and S. Haeussler. 2009. Conservation and restoration of northwest BC grasslands. Ecosystem Sciences and Management Program for Bulkley Valley Centre for Natural Resources Research & Management.
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Veenstra, V., and S. Haeussler. 2002. Grouse mountain post burn vegetation inventory. Prepared by Skeena Forestry Consultants for Bulkley Forest District.
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Veenstra, V., D. McLennan, G. Senichenko. 2002. Overview of grassland-aspen interactions in the Prince Rupert Forest Region. Prepared by Oikos Ecological Services for the Prince Rupert Forest Region.
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Governmental Plans

Burn Plan for Smoke Management in the Vanderhoof Forest District. 2011.

Province of British Columbia order of the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands.
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Vanderhoof defined forest area sustainable forest management plan. 2010.
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Vanderhoof land and resource management plan. File 204-20/LRMP-VA
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SERN Constitution and Bylaws


Board and Committee Compensation and Expense Reimbursement

Conflict of Interest Policy

Membership Policy

Policy On Board Composition

Riparian Restoration and Beavers

Fitch, L. 2016. Caring for the Green Zone: Beaver - Our Watershed Partner. Lethbridge, Alberta: Cows and Fish - Alberta Riparian Habitat Management Society. ISBN No. 978-0-9688541-6-7
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Kaffanke, T. 2016. Improving the prospects of shallow water wetlands through upland vegetation management in the Stuart Nechako Resource District. SERNbc.
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Download the PowerPoint 17MB

Pollock, M.M., G. Lewallen, K. Woodruff, C.E. Jordan and J.M. Castro (Editors) 2015. The Beaver Restoration Guidebook: Working with Beaver to Restore Streams, Wetlands, and Floodplains. Version 1.02. United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Portland, Oregon. 189 pp.
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Also, look online at: https://www.fws.gov/oregonfwo/promo.cfm?id=177175812

Why the Nature Conservancy is Restoring Streams by Acting Like a Beaver (Link)


Agencies, organizations and individuals supporting wetland conservation in BC. 2003.
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Bond, W.K., K.W. Cox, T. Heberlein, E.W. Manning, D.R. Witty, and D.A. Young. 1992. Wetland Evaluation Guide. Sustaining Wetlands Issues Paper Series. Issue Paper, No. 1992-1.
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Rex, J. and S. Dubé. 2006. Predicting the risk of wet ground areas in the Vanderhoof Forest District: Project description and progress report. BC Journal of Ecosystems and Management 7(2):57–71.
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Ross, T., M. Keefer, B. Jamieson. 2006. The development and testing of a reconnaissance level wetland assessment form on the TaTa/Skookumchuck Range Unit. Prepared for Coumbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program, Nelson, BC.
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Whitebark Pine

Clason, A. 2016. Sidney Williams Whitebark pine assessments 2016. For SERNbc.
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McLane, S.C., and S.N. Aitken. 2012. Whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) assisted migration potential: testing establishment north of the species range. Ecological Applications, 22(1). 2012, pp. 142-153.
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Morice LRMP Implementation: Abundance of whitebark pine in mature and old seral forest stands.

Pigott, D. Whitebark pine in British Columbia: FACTSHEET.
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Pigott, D., R. Moody, and A. Clason. 2015. Promoting Whitebark Pine Recovery in British Columbia. Society for Ecosystem Restoration in North Central BC, and Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.
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Tactical Plan: Whitebark Pine in the Omineca Region
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Bunnell, F.L., K.A. Squires, I. Houde. 2004. Evaluating effects of large-scale salvage logging for mountain pine beetle on terrestrial and aquatic vertebrates. Mountain Pine Beetle Iniative Working Paper 2004-2.
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Cichowski, D., P. Williston, and S. Haeussler. 2008. The Response of Caribou
Terrestrial Forage Lichens to Mountain Pine Beetles and Forest Harvesting in the East Ootsa and Entiako Areas: Annual Report – 2007/08 – Year 7. A report to Morice-Lakes Innovative Forest
Practices Agreement, Prince George, B.C., the Bulkley Valley Centre for Natural Resources
Research and Management, Smithers, B.C., and Ministry of Environment, Prince George, B.C.
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McNay, R.S. 2011. Silviculture options for use in ranges designated for the conservation of northern caribou in British Columbia. BC Journal of Ecosystems and Management 12(2):55–73.
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Rapai, S. 2017. Northern Mountain Cariboo post fire habitat restoration extension. Chu Cho Environmental. Report 22000 20 SERNBC CAT14 04-07.
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Sulyma, S. 2003. Mule deer ungulate winter range (U-7-002) Report. Fort St. James Forest Distirct Omineca Region. Minsitry of Water, Land and Air Protection.
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Vanderhoof Caribou-ungulate Winter Range Forest for Tomorrow Project 2008/9.
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Yaremko, L. 2003. Mule deer ungulate winter range for the Vanderhoof Forest District (U-7-011) report. Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection.
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