Establishment of Permanent Monitoring Plots in South Slave Region
Principal Investigator: Smith, Lisa (4)
Licence Number: 13535
Organization: Forest Management Division, Resources, Wildlife and Economic Development, GNWT
Licenced Year(s): 2003
Issued: Aug 19, 2003
Project Team: N/A

Objective(s): The Forest Management Division of the Department of Resources, Wildlife and Economic Development has determined that a network of permanent monitoring plots (PMPs) is required for assessing forest growth and yield in the NWT. The primary objectives of the PMPs are to: 1) obtain growth and yield information to assess the rate of forest growth and determine current and potential yield of various forest types; 2) provide valuable biophysical information to the Western NWT Biophysical Study for use in resource planning, cumulative effects assessments and cumulative impact monitoring; and 3) contribute NWT information to the National Forest Inventory, the aim of which is to assess and monitor the extent, state and sustainable development of Canada's forests. In 2003, approximately 9 PMPs will be established in the South Slave region, including two within Wood Buffalo National Park.