Canadian Forest Service Publications

Operational-scale forest carbon accounting. 2005. Banfield, G.E.; Kurz, W.A. Popular Summary-Proceedings, Forests and Natural Resources in the 22nd Century: Science Forum, August 31-September 1, 2005, Kamloops, BC. BC Journal of Ecosystems and Management 6(2): 106-109.

Year: 2005

Issued by: Northern Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 26835

Language: English

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Forests play an important role in the global carbon budget. How these forests are managed can influence the carbon budget of Canada’s forests at local, regional, and national scales. The Canadian Forest Service and the Model Forest Network are developing an operational-scale carbon budget model (Operational Scale Carbon Budget Model of the Canadian Forest Sector–CBM-CFS3) that will allow forest managers to assess forest carbon stocks and stock changes. This presentation briefly examines the role of stand- and landscape-level forest dynamics in the carbon budget and outlines the tools being developed for forest carbon accounting at the operational scale.