Canadian Forest Service Publications

Progress towards Canada’s National Forest Carbon Monitoring, Accounting and Reporting System. 2005. Kurz, W.A. Pages 44-47 in M. Mitsuo and K. Hidesato, editors. Proceedings of a workshop on practical national forest inventory systems to meet the requirements of the Kyoto Protocol, November 15-16, 2004, Tokyo. Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.

Year: 2005

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 29984

Language: English

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The development of Canada’s National Forest Carbon Monitoring, Accounting and Reporting System (NFCMARS) involves the close cooperation of several federal departments, provincial and territorial resource management agencies, forest industry and the scientific community. The NFCMARS combines forest and forest management data with a dynamic simulation model that conducts numerical computations, applies appropriate accounting rules, and assists with reporting of relevant statistics. The NFCMARS is also used to support policy analysis by simulating impacts of proposed future forest management actions on carbon stock changes. The Canadian Forest Service Carbon Accounting Team, in cooperation with the Model Forest Network of Canada, has also developed an operational-scale version of the computer model that is used in the national system. The Carbon Budget Model of the Canadian Forest Sector (CBM-CFS3) is available to forest managers and analysts who want to develop and assess management strategies that include consideration of carbon stock changes.