Salmon Watersheds Program

Babine Watershed Indicator Data Summary Report

This project was commissioned by the Babine Watershed Monitoring Trust, as part of its mandate to monitor the effectiveness of land management plans covering the Babine Watershed. These management plans are focused on either the Bulkley Timber Supply Area in the east or the Kispiox Timber Supply Area in the west.

The Babine Watershed Monitoring Trust looks at whether strategies in the land use plans are effective at meeting plan objectives and goals. The effectiveness indicators being analyzed are: a "Biodiversity" objective - measured by deciduous stands, tree species and stand structure; a "Maintain Timber Supply" objective - measured by timber salvage, and a "Maintain Water Quality" objective - measured by equivalent clearcut area.