Conservation of Biological Diversity: An Assessment of the Application of Criteria and Indicators

This report by the Forest Practices Board sets out what the Board believes to be a comprehensive, verifiable and science-based framework within which to begin to assess the effectiveness of forest practices in conserving biological diversity.

Of the forest values identified in the Forest and Range Practices Act (FRPA), biodiversity is considered by many to be the most complex to manage and conserve.Biodiversity encompasses a variety of ecological conditions that change naturally over time and to be effective at conserving biodiversity, it is important that forest companies, agencies and government understand, manage and conserve the important elements of biodiversity over time.