Chapter 4 - Site and Objective Analysis

After the management context is identified and explored, a detailed assessment of site conditions and seeding objectives is required. The purpose of this section is to offer guidance and various tools to assist with this process. Figure 4.1 shows a step-by-step process for carrying out the site and objective analysis. The bottom section of the chart shows the linkage between each step and species selection. Information collected in the assessment should be carried forward for use with regional precipitation and BEC zone maps and the species summary table (Chapter 5). Users may also find it useful to revisit management context sections once detailed site information has been assembled.
 
Chapter Table of Contents
 
Page | Heading
79 Chapter 4. Site and Objective Analysis
80 Note on Species Selection, Adaptation, and Timelines
80 Region or BEC Zone in Region
81 Precipitation Zone
81 Precipitation and Climate Change
81 Site Analysis
82 BEC Information Online
83 Assessment of Vegetation and . Potential Natural Community
83 Sources of information to assist with . Vegetation Assessments
85 Invasive Plant Assessment
85 BC Invasive Plant Information online
86 Soil Assessment Keys and Information
86 Soil Test or Assessment
86 Terrain Assessment - Slope, Erosion
Hazards, Microsite, Riparian Area . Identification
87 Seedbed or Disturbance Assessment
92 Scale Analysis
92 Treatment Areas
93 Treatment Area Shape
93 Objective Analysis
94 Forage Enhancement
94 Invasive Plant Suppression
96 Erosion Control
96 Soil Improvement
96 Extending the Grazing Season
96 Native Plant Community
97 Hard Fescue Persistence
98 Vegetation Control
98 Sociocultural and/or Aesthetic
99 Chapter 4 Notes