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Forest Industry Perspective Land Management and Analytics

Gordon Whitmore Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd.


Growing the Future…

Today’s Discussion    

Forest Resource Management Multiple Use Integrated Land Management Opportunities


Growing the Future…

DMI Fibre Sources  Over 7.5 million ha  18 million acres  116,000 quarter sections  Includes DMI FMAs and dispositions on other company’s FMAs


Growing the Future…

Guiding Principles      

Maintain Biological Diversity Maintain Ecosystem Productivity Protect Soil and Water Consider Global Ecological Cycles Multiple Benefits to Society Accepting Society’s Responsibility for Sustainable Development


Growing the Future…

Ecologically-based Management  Reflect what would occur naturally.  Copy natural disturbances like fires  Ensure all the pieces are there for the future  Manage for the identified values


Growing the Future…

Forestry, Data and Analytics  Large datasets  If you can see it, we likely measure it and store the data in our systems

 Stratification used to overcome data storage and computing limitations  Stratification used to reduce computation load

 Development of robust forest models  what-if analysis  Management plans


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Planning Cycle Forest Model Forest Management Analysis

Access

Yield Curve Development

Special Mgmt. Zones

Growth and Yield Analysis

Land-use

Research

Selection of Mgmt Scenario

Detailed Forest Management Plan (Strategic 50-year Plan)

10 yr Spatial Harvest Sequence

General Development Plan (Tactical 5-year outlook)

Forest Classification

Forest Surveys •Volume •Growth •Reforestation

Vegetation Inventory •Forest •Roads •Streams •Lakes •Fires

Annual Operating Plan updates

(Implementation)

-harvests -silviculture -roads -surveys


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Vegetation Inventory Landbase

Vegetated

Non-Vegetated

polygons with > 6% vegetation cover

Anthropogenic

polygons with < 6% vegetation cover

Natural

Anthropogenic

originated from human disturbance

Industrial

Agricultural

Natural

originated from human disturbance

Non-Forest

Forest

Settlement Areas

Moisture

Stand Density

Height

Species Composition

Age

Timber Productivity

Stand Modifiers

Industrial Development

Mineral

Water


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Vegetation Inventory


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Vegetation Inventory


Growing the Future…

Vegetation Inventory  Entire landbase is typed to stands  Key building block for describing the landbase


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Net Landbase                 

Forest Management Agreement Area Caribou Special Management Zones Moose Management Zones First Nation Boundaries Private lands Operating Compartments Grazing Areas Parks Incised Valleys and Steep Slopes Research plots and Protective Notations Riparian Buffers Swan nesting site buffers Historical Wildfires (Post AVI Collection) Industrial Linear and Polygonal Disturbances Cutblock Update (includes retention areas) Seismic Lines and Trails Forest Inventory (AVI)


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Spatial Data


Growing the Future…

Planning Cycle Forest Model Forest Management Analysis

Access

Yield Curve Development

Special Mgmt. Zones

Growth and Yield Analysis

Land-use

Research

Selection of Mgmt Scenario

Detailed Forest Management Plan (Strategic 50-year Plan)

10 yr Spatial Harvest Sequence

General Development Plan (Tactical 5-year outlook)

Forest Classification

Forest Surveys •Volume •Growth •Reforestation

Vegetation Inventory •Forest •Roads •Streams •Lakes •Fires

Annual Operating Plan updates

(Implementation)

-harvests -silviculture -roads -surveys


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Inter-company Co-operation

INTEGRATED Planning and field activities


Growing the Future…

Multiple Use  Objectives to gain the maximum benefit from an area.  Overlapping values  Overlapping interests  Expectation for access  Multiple users, multiple products, multiple interests


Growing the Future…

Challenges  Cumulative effects  Different degrees of planning between industry sectors & between government departments  Clarification of public priorities for forest lands  Local forest companies continue to explore ILM opportunities with other land users.


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Oil and Gas 1,400+ km Pipelines

5,000+ Well Sites 67,000+ km Seismic

1,000+ km Unimproved Roads


Growing the Future…

Our Goal …operationalize ILM …..work together to reduce our footprint, promote sustainability and remain profitable.


Growing the Future…

ILM Benefits  Protect critical investments and values  Maintain sustainable harvest level (AAC)  Meet objectives for values and indicators  Reduced footprint and ecological impacts  Operational and economic benefits


Growing the Future…

Opportunities  Reforestation retired well-site pads.  Coordinated planning of non-forestry projects in line with Forest Industry plans  Optimized corridors  Roads, transmission lines, pipelines, etc.

 Operational considerations  Minimizing wellsite sizes.  Multiple wells on a pad.  Locate log decks in non-productive areas.


Growing the Future…

Government Efforts  GLIMPS  (Geographic Land Information Management and Planning System)

 LAT (Landscape Analysis Tool)  Greater transparency leads to mutual benefits

 Land Use Framework


Growing the Future…

Forest Industry Products  Standard  Pulp and Paper  Solid Wood Products

 Innovations  Green energy  Carbon  Eco-services


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Ecological Services â&#x20AC;Śbenefits people obtain from ecosystems.

Source: The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MEA) report 2005


Growing the Future…

Ecological Services  Provisioning services  Food, water, wood products, energy, etc.

 Regulating services  Carbon, climate regulation, clean water and air, etc.

 Supporting services  Nutrient cycling, seed dispersal, etc.

 Cultural services  Cultural, intellectual and spiritual inspiration; recreational experiences (ecotourism); scientific discovery


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Retention Patches


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Special Areas


Growing the Future…

 ….one last thing


Growing the Future…

Innovations  LiDAR  Hyperspectral imagery  Computer generated classification  Tree-level

 Wet-Areas Mapping

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