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Tree Farm Licence 45

Non-recoverable losses

Non-recoverable losses are timber volumes destroyed or damaged by natural causes, such as fire and disease, that are not recovered through salvage operations. In the analysis, annual non-recoverable losses resulting from fire and windthrow damage were estimated to be 2900 cubic metres. This figure is based on an estimate of 0.1 cubic metres per hectare per year loss, and while there is no statistical information to confirm this estimate, BCFS staff indicate that the estimate is reasonable. As I have no better information to rely upon, I accept it at this time, but I would like to see unsalvaged loss estimates identified with better data and greater methodological rigour in future determinations, both here and elsewhere in the province.

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