Reports & Articles

Ecological Representation in Non-harvestable Areas on Vancouver Island

During 2002, with the cooperation of MWLAP, MSRM, MoF, and the major companies holding tenures on Vancouver Island (Canadian Forest Products, International Forest Products, Timberwest, Western Forest Products, and Weyerhaeuser), we initiated a project to evaluate the extent of protection of ecosystems on Vancouver Island. Specifically, we intended to document the amount of each ecosystem on Vancouver Island that will be unharvested over the long term.


Ecological Representation in Non-harvestable Areas on Vancouver Island (pdf), David Huggard and Laurie Kremsater, March 2005

Conservation Planning in the CDF (2007)

The status of biodiversity in the Coastal Douglas Fir (CDF) biogeoclimatic zone, located on the east side of the Vancouver Island, has received considerable recent attention. Historic and current development pressures have, and are having significant negative impacts on biodiversity values and it is widely recognised that considerable efforts will be required to restore and maintain biodiversity values within the zone.

This report was commissioned as part of a number of different projects relating to the broader goal of developing a conservation strategy for the CDF, and has a number of specific goals including to provide:

    • A review of approaches to setting conservation targets,
    • A target, or target range that relates to the risks associated with different levels of conservation,
    • A summary of uncertainties,
    • Examples of planning used in ecosystems similar to the CDF .


Conservation Planning in the CDF (pdf), Rachel F. Holt, Ph.D., R.P.Bio. 2007

CDF Protected Areas Representation Analysis

This deliverables report discusses the necessary information for those who are using the deliverables generated. Such deliverables are an Excel summary document with tables, pivot tables, and calculation datasheets that display the ecosystem and protected area summaries; and protected areas maps. Topics discussed are the study area, objectives and deliverables, methodology (data layers used, software used, data preprocessing, ecosystem summarizing, protected area disturbance identification), changes made to the data, limitations of the data, quality assurance, and recommendations for further analysis.


CDF Protected Areas Representation Analysis Report (pdf)

CDF Protected Areas Representation Analysis (excel)