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Cost and productivity of harvesting to emulate natural disturbance

Lead by: Eric Phillips

Theme: Harvesting Economics

Status: Completed

Start: 1998

End: 2004



The EMEND study prescribed various levels of partial-retention harvesting to determine the amount of retention required for maintenance of functional ecosystems. FERIC's project explores the impacts these harvesting strategies have on the cost and productivity of conventional, forest-harvesting equipment. The goal is to ensure that forestry carried out in the northern mixedwood land-base is both economically viable and ecologically sustainable.


To document the cost and productivity of the harvesting treatments.

Key Results

See report Phillips, Eric. 2004. Harvesting to emulate natural disturbance: EMEND harvesting costs and productivity. FERIC Advantage 5(36). 22 pp.