Soil Fauna Digital Library
GREEN TREE RETENTION:
Can we help to maintain ecosytems with better commercial forest harvesting practices? A collaboration of interdisciplinary researchers are
working to address this question. An experiment is currently underway on Vancouver Island at the BC Ministry of Forests' Silviculture Treatments for Ecosystem Managment in the
Sayward (STEMS) research facility. We are looking at the health of coastal temperate Douglas Fir forests both pre- and post-harvest. In some harvesting areas 'islands' of
intact forest will be retained and we will assess the impact of these conserved patches in maintaining ecosystem function.