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Title: Proceedings of the Forest Ecosystem Dynamics Workshop, February 10-11, 1993

Year: 1993

Type: Proceedings

Description:
Brief summaries of papers included in workshop. Relevant to region include papers on: coastal forest chronosequences, biological diversity, stand characteristics, carabid community structure, distribution of salamanders, soil faunca, soil habitat, forest floor communities, old-growth forest birds, etc.

 

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Title: Roosevelt Elk Selection of Temperate Rain Forest Seral Stages in Western Washington

Year: 1993

Author(s): Greg L. Schroer; Kurt J. Jenkins; Bruce B. Moorhead

Type: Journal Article

Description:
We studied habitat selection by Roosevelt elk (Cervus elaphus roosevelti) in a temperate rain forest in the lower Quuets River Valley of the western Olympic Peninsul, Washington from June 1986-June 1987. Elk annual home ranges included predominantly unlogged forests protected within Olympic National Park and logged, regenerating forests adjacent to the park. Radio-collared elk selected valley floors during all seasons except winter, when elk frequently used an adjoining plateau 60 m above the flodplain. In winter, radio-collared elk selected 6-15 year-old clearcuts, which were available on the plateau. Elk selected mature deciduous forests of the valley floor during spring, summer, and autumn, and generally they selected old-age Sitka spruce forests during autumn and winter. Young clearcuts (1-5 years old) and even-aged, regenerated stands (16-150 years old) generally were avoided during all seasons.

 

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Title: Clayoquot Sound Wildlife Sighting Survey 1993

Year: 1993

Author(s): Kumar Biswas

Type: Report (unpublished)

Description:
Introduction: In 1993, the Clayoquot Biosphere Project initiated a program to document wildlife sightings in Clayoquot Sound, Vancouver Island. The program was intended to determine which species are commonly sighted, in what season, and the location of prime habitat. The program relies on the participation of local residents, including charter boat skippers, pilots, kayak tour guides and tourists. A database of local knowledge of wildlife, developed from opportunistic sightings and regular field surveys, will assist in monitoring natural patterns and variation, and the impacts of human disturbance. Clayoquot Sound is the largest remaining tract of semi-intact coastal temperate rainforest on Vancouver Island. This provides an opportunity to collect wildlife sightings in the context of a natural ecosystem.

 

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Title: Methodology for Landscape Analysis to Protect Old Growth

Year: 1993

Author(s): Tom Bradley; H. L. Hammond

Type: Report (unpublished)

Description:
Introduction: The goals of this proposal initial inventory of old growth forests in British Columbia are to: 1. Identify the areas of old forest (i.e., old growth and late successional forests) which remain in BC. These old forests are classified by ecosystem type, including specie composition. 2. Assess the landscape ecology of the remaining old forests and surrounding landscapes. Where are the forests? What are the adjacent ecosystems? What is the area of individual old forest stands? What is the ecological viability of remaining old forest stands? 3. Identify a potential landscape network of old forests, riparian corridors,and cross-valley corridors which, when protected, will retain the old forests as a functional part of the managed forest landscape. 4. Ensure the full protection and maintenance of the complete range of old growth forest types in BC by identifying large old growth forest reserves in all forest ecosystems across the forest landscape. 5. Use the forest landscape analysis procedure to recommend alternative plans and prescriptions to protect the integrity of the forest landscape ecology of a particular area.

 

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Title: Sediment monitoring : Reality and Hope

Year: 1992

Author(s): Lee H MacDonald

Type: Book Chapter

Description:
On cover : "Invited paper presented at the EPA/USFS technical workshop on sediments."

 

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Title: Beyond the Guidelines : Practical Lessons for Monitoring.

Year: 1992

Author(s): Lee H MacDonald

Type: Report (unpublished)

Description:
Invited paper presented at the workshop on Improving Natural Resource Management through Monitoring, Oregon State University.

 

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Title: Methodology for Monitoring Wildlife Diversity in BC Forests

Year: 1992

Author(s): Leah R. Ramsay

Type: Proceedings

 

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Title: The ecology, status, and conservation of marine and shoreline birds on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Year: 1992

Author(s): Kees Vermeer

Type: Proceedings

Description:
"This book presents the proceedings of a symposium on the ecology, status and conservation of marine and shoreline birds on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The symposium was held on 8 April 1991 at the Institute of Ocean Sciences, Sidney, BC. The objective of the symposium was to combine various discipline to provide a review of what is currently known about the marine biology of the west coast of Vancouver Island, with a particular emphasis on birds.

 

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Title: Reproductive behavior of hatchery and wild coho salmon (Oncorhynchus Kisutch): does it differ?

Year: 1992

Author(s): Ian A. Fleming; Mart R. Gross

Type: Journal Article

Description:
We report an experimental study that contrasts the reproductive behavior of wild to hatchery coho salmon (Oncorhynchus Kisutch). Three variables significantly influenced reproductive behavior and breeding success: (1) competition; (2) body weight; and (3) hatchery versus wild origin. In the absence of competition, both hatchery and wild fish bred readily. However, competition delayed spawning, reduced nest numbers, increased body wounding, increased egg loss through retention and nest superimposition, and increased variance in breeding success. Body weight was an important determinant of success in the competitive environment. Hatchery females has larger egg masses but smaller fecundities than wild females due to their larger egg size. These results imply significant differences in the reproductive potential of hatchery relative to wild fish during competition.

 

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Title: The Megin River Watershed

Year: 1992

Author(s): Trudy Chatwin

Type: Journal Article

Description:
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Title: The diet of birds as a tool for monitoring the biological environment.

Year: 1991

Author(s): Kees Vermeer, Canadian Wildlife Service

Type: Proceedings

Description:
abstract: A review of the diet of marine birds in nesting colonies, in estuaries, in inlets and over offshore banks along the west coast of Vancouver Island indicates that little is known of the diet of most nesting seabirds, except for the major nexting species. pp41-50.

 

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Title: Wildlife-Habitat Relationships: Sampling Procedures for Pacific Northwest Vertebrates

Year: 1991

Author(s): Andrew B. Carey; L. Ruggiero

Type: Report (unpublished)

 

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Title: Monitoring Guidelines to Evaluate Effects of Forestry Activities on Streams in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska

Year: 1991

Author(s): Lee H. MacDonald; Alan W. Smart; Robert C. Wissmar

Type: Report (published)

Description:
"This document provides guidance for designing water quality monitoring projects and selecting monitoring parameters. Although the focus is on forest management and streams in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, a broader perspective is taken, and much of the information is more widely applicable..."

 

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Title: The Clayoquot Sound Science Center

Year: 1991

Author(s): Ministry of Forests; UBC Faculty of Forestry; Forestry Canada; Conservation International; Ecotrust

Type: Report (unpublished)

Description:
From background: "At both the federal and provincial levels, there have been proposals for the creation of a system of experimental forests as sites for demonstration and experimental silvicultural practices, and for long-term research and monitoring. A particularly exciting opportunity exists at Clayoquot Sound for an ecosystem-level, integrated program of long-term science, monitoring and experimentation, with an experimental forest as a key component."

 

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Title: Clayoquot Sound: Life Support Services and Natural Diversity

Year: 1991

Author(s): Bill Austin; Judy Hillaby; Judy Hillaby; Robert Laird; Glen Porter; Harry Quesnel; Gillian Radcliffe

Type: Report (unpublished)

Description:
This study was commissioned by the Strategy for Sustainable Development in Clayoquot Sound. The objectives were to: review environmental status and trends; analyze the environmental impact of resource developments (with special regard to timber harvesting); review potential to mitigate these impacts; review land-use options; identify monitoring and research needs.

 

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Title: Review of the 1989-1990 British Columbia Herring Fishery and Spawn Abundance

Year: 1991

Author(s): D. D. Chalmers

Type: Report (published)

Description:
During the 1989-90 fishing season in British Columbia, herring were harvested for food and bait during November and December 1989, sac roe during March and April 1990 and spawn-on-kelp during April 1990. The total food and bait catch was 896.6 tons. The total sac-roe catch was 42,016 tones and had a landed value of approximately 57.0 million dollars. There were 28 spawn-on-kelp licences issued in 1990. Total production for this fishery was 493,533 lbs. with an approximate landed value of $8-9 million dollars. The 1990 coastwide spawn area index was 52.6 million SAI. and was well above the 46.2 million SAI. recorded in 1989.

 

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Title: Indicators for Monitoring Biodiversity : A Hierarchical Approach.

Year: 1990

Author(s): Reed F Noss

Type: Journal Article

 

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Title: Indicators for Monitoring Biodiversity : A Hierarchical Approach.

Year: 1990

Author(s): Reed F Noss

Type: Journal Article

 

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Title: Indicators for Monitoring Biodiversity: A Hierarchical Approach

Year: 1990

Author(s): Reed F. Noss

Type: Journal Article

 

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Title: Benthic Impacts of Salmon Farming in British Columbia

Year: 1990

Author(s): Stephen F. Cross, Aquametrix Research Ltd.

Type: Report (unpublished)

Description:
"A comprehensive study was implemented to assess the benthis impacts of salmon farming in British Columbia. The eight farm sites employed in this study were situated in areas representative of the wide range of physical oceanographic conditions in order to document the variation in environmental impacts associated with finfish aquaculture operations on this coast."

 

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Title: Latitudinal Clines: A trade-off between egg number and size in pacific salmon

Year: 1990

Author(s): Ian A. Fleming; Mart R. Gross

Type: Journal Article

Description:
The latitudinal variation in clutch size found in many animal species, including Pacific salmon, has been an enigmatic problem in ecology. We analyze egg number and egg size of 17 populations of coho salmon (Oncorhynchus Kisutch)distributed over a latitudinal gradient in North America. These populations have a significant latitudinal increase in their egg number. But this increase is accompanied by a significant latitudinal decrease in their egg size. The total biomass of eggs produced also declines with latitude.

 

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Title: 2nd Draft Project Proposal for the Sustainable Development Plan for Clayoquot Sound.

Year: 1989

Author(s): Robert Prescott-Allen

Type: Report (unpublished)

Description:
Prepared for the Tofino-Long Beach Chamber of Commerce ; Outlines of the Clayoquot Sound issue and outline of the planning process framework and terms of reference including building consensus, generating support, development and conservation actions, monitoring and evaluation, composition of the Steering Committee and their responsibilities, timelines.

 

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Title: Bald Eagle Nesting Relative to Forestry Operations on MacMillan Bloedel Forest Lands

Year: 1989

Author(s): Elaine ONeil

Type: Academic Thesis

Description:
Portions of the Gulf Islands, Johnstone Strait and the west coast of Vancouver island were surveyed to determine the locations and productivity of nesting bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) and impacts of logging on nesting success. A total of 131 nests were located of which 43 were active. Of these,69 nests were surveyed on the ground to collect nest tree, site and stand data. Information on the distance to and impact of forestry practices was collected where possible. On average, no significant differences in bald eagle use of nests were found between disturbed and undisturbed areas. No significant differences in tree, site, and stand characteristics were found between active and inactive nests. There were significantly more young produced/active nest in undisturbed areas. Nest tree size was significantly larger in disturbed areas. Based on these findings and research in the U.S., interim guidelines are suggested for B.C. Future management directions should emphasize reaching consensus on the amount of habitat that should be retained in B.C., on identifying the most suitable habitat for eagles, and on monitoring the population to determine more thoroughly the impact of forest harvesting.

 

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Title: Marine birds and aquaculture in British Columbia. Assessment and Management of interactions.

Year: 1989

Author(s): Jaqueline Booth; Harriet Rueggenberg

Type: Government document

Description:
This report documents the results of Phase II of a project aimed at assessing the effects of BC's growing aquaculture industry on its marine bird populations. In this phase, the extent of geographical overlap between areas of current and potential aquaculture development and areas used by marine birds was examined, indicating the bird species, types of aquaculture and areas of the coast involved.The project is comprised of three phases. Phase I reviewed the relevant literature, describing the nature of interactions that can occur between marine birds and the various types of aquaculture, and providing an analytical framework for the subsequent phases (Booth and Rueggeberg, 1988). In Phase II, a computer database and geographical informations system is developed to examine the overlap between areas of current and potential aquaculture development and areas of marine bird habitat. Phase III consists of two studies that examine on-site interactions between birds and aquaculture, one dealing with salmon farming and the other with mussel farming (Rueggeberg and Booth, 1989.

 

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Title: Marine birds and aquaculture in British Columbia: Assessment and Management of Interactions

Year: 1989

Author(s): H. Rueggenberg; J. Booth

Type: Government document

Description:
This report documents the results of Phase III of a project aimed at assessing the effects of BC's growing aquaculture industry on its marine bird populations. The project is comprised of three phases. Phase I reviewed the relevant literature, describing the nature of interactions that can occur between marine birds and the various types of aquaculture, and providing an analytical framework for the subsequent phases (Booth and Rueggeberg, 1988). In Phase II, a computer database and geographical informations system is developed to examine the overlap between areas of current and potential aquaculture development and areas of marine bird habitat. Phase III consists of two studies that examine on-site interactions between birds and aquaculture, one dealing with salmon farming (Rueggeberg and Booth, 1989) and the other with mussel farming (this report).