Le rapport présente une carte routière traçant les grandes lignes d'une stratégie d'innovation technologique, de recherche et de développement, ainsi que de transfert technologique pour les opérations forestières canadiennes au cours de la prochaine décennie. La carte identifie les points de départ et d'arrivée, discute des forces motrices, décrit les occasions favorables à des améliorations technologiques et donne des recommandations sur la meilleure route à choisir pour l'avenir.
The Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada (FERIC) performed a study on three partial cutting operations in interior British Columbia, specifically small patch, patch, and shelterwood harvesting. The study provided information about the harvesting operations' productivities and costs. Results of the residual damage survey are presented. Suggestions for implementation during future partial cutting operations are given.
FERIC conducted a study of a partial-cutting skyline operation at Knight Inlet, British Columbia in 1998. Results include productivity and costs for engineering, falling, yarding, and loading; post-harvest basal area and volume; woody debris volume; damage to residuals; site disturbance; and visual impacts. Factors influencing feasibility and efficiency are discussed.
The Silviculture Treatments for Ecosystem Management in the Sayward (STEMS) research project was developed to test seven silvicultural systems and the concepts of ecosystem management as a means of creating diversity in forest structures. The Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada (FERIC) reported on the harvesting phase of the first replicate of this project. This report summarizes the harvesting productivities, costs, tree damage, and soil disturbance for each of the treatments.
The report presents a Road Map for technological innovation, R&D, and technology transfer for forest operations in Canada over the next decade. The map identifies the starting and destination points, discusses the driving forces, presents opportunities for technological improvement, and provides recommendations on the best road to select for the future.