The VDYP model used to project existing stand volumes incorporates estimates of the volumes of wood within a stand lost to decay, waste or breakage. Estimates of losses have been developed for different areas of the province based on field samples. At this time, these figures constitute the most complete and rigorous estimates available. I am not aware of any information that would render these estimates an unreasonable basis for consideration in this determination.
(v) the constraints on the amount of timber produced from the area that reasonably can be expected by use of the area for purposes other than timber production;