OGM Map 7: Recruitment Forest
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This map aligns with Map 7 of the BC Old Growth Technical Advisory Panel's Old Growth Maps (OGM) clipped to northwestern BC.

Ecosystems with little or no remaining old forest face the highest risk in the province. Reducing risk in these highest risk ecosystems requires recruiting appropriate younger forest to grow old. Although the Provincial government has not committed to deferring recruitment forest, where insufficient old and older mature forest remain to meet minimum targets, Map 7 shows younger forests (over 80 years) where the provincial inventory identifies the largest trees that could “recruit” into large-structured old forest in the shortest timeframes. The mapping does not identify stands with veteran trees that are older than the main forest canopy. Forests with veterans may be important for recruitment.

Further details on the methodology and links to full datasets may be found at the Skeena Salmon Data Centre.

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British Columbia , Northwest BC , Skeena Watershed and Ocean Approaches , Skeena Estuary and Ocean Approaches , Skeena Watershed (Freshwater) , Babine Lake Watershed , Babine River Watershed , Bulkley River Watershed , Upper Bulkley River Watershed , Kalum River Watershed , Kispiox River Watershed , Lakelse Watershed , Lower Skeena Watershed (West of Terrace) , Middle Skeena Watershed (Sicintine Kuldo) , Morice Watershed , Skeena Watershed Headwaters , Sustut River Watershed , Zymoetz River Watershed
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