Canadian Forest Service Publications

Developing a stand growth model for use in managed forests of British Columbia. 1992. Bonnor, G.M. Pages 63-70 in G.B. Wood and B.J. Turner, Editors. Integrating forest information over space and time, Proceedings: IUFRO conference. January 13-17, 1992, Canberra, Australia. Anutech Pty Ltd., Canberra.

Year: 1992

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 3238

Language: English

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Forestry Canada is developing a growth model (STIM) that will estimate future growth and volume for inventory updates, allowable annual cut calculations, and management planning.

The model consists of a stand average model integrated with a tree model, with dominant height growth as the 'driver' and with gross basal area annual increments divided into net increment and mortality. Also, a yield type model is used for regeneration.

A unique aspect of STIM is that the tree and stand models are used to make independent projections which are reconciled before a result is produced.

The growth model is used to project a set of stand data to illustrate the reconciliation procedures. More work is needed to complete the model.