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Table 1 Study region characteristics, forest inventory information and baseline assumptions for Cranbrook (BC) and Dog River (ON)

From: Climate change mitigation in Canada’s forest sector: a spatially explicit case study for two regions

Category Description Cranbrook (BC) Dog River (ON)
Climate Mean annual air temperature 1.5 °C 0.8 °C
Forest Inventory Total area 1 Mha 0.75 Mha
Management Unit Timber supply area 05 4 W 177
Baseline year 2011 2010
Leading species Lodgepole pine, Douglas fir, fir, spruce Black spruce, poplar, jack pine, white birch
# Records (400 m2, 16 ha pixels) 59.1 k 46.2 k
Merchantable yield tables Gross merchantable volume (VDYP7) based on site index and classifiers Gross merchantable volume (Mist 3)
Classifiers Montane Cordillera ecozone, leading species, ownership, harvest eligibility, growth curve key, pixel X ID, pixel Y ID Boreal Shield West ecozone, species mix, Forest Unit, silvicultural intensity, harvest eligibility, pixel X ID, pixel Y ID
Projected Activity Data Harvest amount 1,292,000 m3/year in 2020 decreasing to 1,101,000 m3/year in 2040 513,000 m3/year in 2020 decreasing to 409,000 m3/year in 2040
Harvest methods 85% utilization rate, minimum 60 year age, eligible stands sorted by highest merchantable C, slashburn 50% of harvested area 90% utilization rate, minimum 60 year age, eligible stands sorted by highest merchantable C, capture 10% of roundwood for bioenergy, 25% of residues for bioenergy and slashburn 25% of harvested area
Wildfire 1.1 kha/year 0.5 kha/year
Land use change None None
Harvested Wood Products Bioenergy from roundwood Bioenergy from roundwood 0% Bioenergy from roundwood 10%
Milling efficiency 76% of roundwood used for commodities Milling efficiency 76% of roundwood used for commodities
Mill residues Mill residue used for bioenergy 30% capture Mill residue used for bioenergy 15% capture
Commodity proportions Sawnwood 42% Sawnwood 50.4%
Panels 16.2% Panels 19.5%
Other solid wood 3.6% Other solid wood 4.3%
Pulp and paper 38.2% Pulp and paper 25.6%
Infrastructure Road layers (Accessed March 10, 2017) GeoBC Atlas: Integrated Transportation Network, Government of BC, 2016 National Road Network, Natural Resources Canada, 2012
Forestry tenure road segment lines, Government of BC, 2016 MNRF Road Network, Government of Ontario, 2016