Reports & Articles

Collaborative Conservation Planning: A Resource Guide

The purpose of this resource guide is twofold: (1) to explain the principles and processes of socio‐ecological conservation planning for ecologically important landscapes; and (2) to explore some of the complex regulatory processes involved in integrated mixed‐use enterprises. Using the recent experience of the Galiano

Conservancy Learning Centre, elements of other land conservation enterprise models are also highlighted as examples of community enterprise. The resource guide provides examples of different models for conservation planning that demonstrate multiple‐use land management models that directly contribute to regional conservation priorities as well as to local socio‐economic objectives for sustainable communities.


Summary Brochure: Collaborative Conservation Planning

Full Report: Collaborative Conservation Planning


Primary Author: Deborah Curran

July 2013









Silviculture Practices for Enhancing Old Forest Stand Structure in Red- and Blue-Listed Plant Communities in the CDFmm

This document has been prepared and released as an interim document to provide guidance to practicing professional foresters who are tasked with preparing plans and prescriptions for clients with tenure under the Forest Act in the Coastal Douglas-fir biogeoclimatic zone (CDFmm). These foresters are tasked with professional responsibilities for developing plans and prescriptions on crown land which balance the needs and tenure rights of their clients with that of public expectations and species at risk.


Silviculture Practices for Enhancing Old Forest Stand Structure in Red- and Blue-Listed
Plant Communities in the CDFmm: Interim Document, Version 2 (pdf), Roderick Negrave, R.P.F., P.Ag., Coast Forest Region, Dean Stewart, R.P.F., South Island Forest District, 2010.

Conservation Planning in the CDF (2007)

The status of biodiversity in the Coastal Douglas Fir (CDF) biogeoclimatic zone, located on the east side of the Vancouver Island, has received considerable recent attention. Historic and current development pressures have, and are having significant negative impacts on biodiversity values and it is widely recognised that considerable efforts will be required to restore and maintain biodiversity values within the zone.

This report was commissioned as part of a number of different projects relating to the broader goal of developing a conservation strategy for the CDF, and has a number of specific goals including to provide:

    • A review of approaches to setting conservation targets,
    • A target, or target range that relates to the risks associated with different levels of conservation,
    • A summary of uncertainties,
    • Examples of planning used in ecosystems similar to the CDF .


Conservation Planning in the CDF (pdf), Rachel F. Holt, Ph.D., R.P.Bio. 2007

Ecological Representation in Non-harvestable Areas on Vancouver Island

During 2002, with the cooperation of MWLAP, MSRM, MoF, and the major companies holding tenures on Vancouver Island (Canadian Forest Products, International Forest Products, Timberwest, Western Forest Products, and Weyerhaeuser), we initiated a project to evaluate the extent of protection of ecosystems on Vancouver Island. Specifically, we intended to document the amount of each ecosystem on Vancouver Island that will be unharvested over the long term.


Ecological Representation in Non-harvestable Areas on Vancouver Island (pdf), David Huggard and Laurie Kremsater, March 2005

CDF Protected Areas Representation Analysis

This deliverables report discusses the necessary information for those who are using the deliverables generated. Such deliverables are an Excel summary document with tables, pivot tables, and calculation datasheets that display the ecosystem and protected area summaries; and protected areas maps. Topics discussed are the study area, objectives and deliverables, methodology (data layers used, software used, data preprocessing, ecosystem summarizing, protected area disturbance identification), changes made to the data, limitations of the data, quality assurance, and recommendations for further analysis.


CDF Protected Areas Representation Analysis Report (pdf)

CDF Protected Areas Representation Analysis (excel)