Canadian Forest Service Publications

The Island Lake biomass harvest experiment: early results. 2016. Boisvert-March, L.; Aubin, I.; Fleming, R.; Hazlett, P.; Morris, D.; Venier, L.; Webster, K.; Wilson, S. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forestry Service. Great Lakes Forestry Centre, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Centre for Northern Forest Ecosystem Research, Thunder Bay, Ontario.Information Report GLC-X-16 10p.

Year: 2016

Issued by: Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 37776

Language: English

Series: Information Report (GLFC - Sault Ste. Marie)

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This note summarizes the results to date from the Island Lake Biomass Harvest Experiment, a collaborative research project situated near Chapleau, Ontario. The site, a 40 year old second growth forest, was established in the winter of 2010-2011 to assess the impacts of various levels of biomass removal on boreal forest biodiversity, soil properties and stand productivity. Researchers and partners from government agencies, universities, industry, First Nations and forest communities are collaborating in a total of 14 integrated projects. This multi-disciplinary approach will improve our understanding of how biomass harvesting intensity affects different groups of organisms, their responses and interactions, and the implications for ecosystem function.