Adapting Forest Operations to Climate Change
Date: January 17th 2019
1-2 PM, Quebec Time; 2-3 PM, Atlantic Time; 10-11 AM, Pacific Time
With: Matthew Thiel, Researcher, Forest Engineering, FPInnovations
Changing climatic conditions are having an increasingly adverse impact on forestry operations. Shorter winters and earlier spring thaws are putting increased pressure on sites with vulnerable soils that were previously only operable under winter conditions. To address these issues, FPInnovations has developed modified harvest layout strategies to reduce the impact on forest soils using already available equipment. These solutions are designed to allow front line supervisors to quickly adjust their operations to remain compliant while accepting a temporary productivity loss.
This presentation will focus on the results from both short and long wood trials, as well as discuss rehabilitation options where excessive rutting has already occurred. The results of this initiative have been integrated into a simple to use decision support spreadsheet to help supervisors identify the lowest cost solution when operating in wet blocks.
How to participate? Click here.
Fore more information, contact the following individuals based on your region: