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Table 6 Scenario parameters for the baseline and mitigation scenarios (default implementation level with low and high implementation levels given in parenthesis

From: Climate change mitigation in British Columbia’s forest sector: GHG reductions, costs, and environmental impacts

Parameter Unit Baseline Higher recovery Harvest less Harvest residues for bioenergy Higher recovery and harvest residues for bioenergy Restricted harvest
Forest ecosystem
Harvest recovery Utilization of c in stemwood from merchantable-sized trees (%) 85a 90 (88,93) 85 85 90 (88,93) 85
Harvest residue mgmt Piled and burned (percent of area) 50b 50 50 0 0 50
Harvest residue mgmt Collected for bioenergy (percent of residues) 0 0 0 25 (20,30) 25(20,30) 0
Area excluded from harvest Harvest area (percent change)    −10 (− 2, − 20)    Based on age threshold
Parameter Unit Baselinec Longer-Lived Productsd
HWP
 Sawnwood production % of total products 51.6 54.6 (53.1, 56.1)
 Panels production % of total products 18.9 21.9 (20.4, 23.4)
 Other industrial RW production % of total products 2.5 2.5
 Pulp and paper prod. % of total products 27.1 21.1 (24.1, 18.1)
Commodity General use (tC/tC) Wood Buildings (tC/tC)
Product substitution benefits
 Sawnwood 0.45 2.2
 Panels 0.54 2.1
 Other solid wood 0 0
 Pulp and paper 0 0
  1. Text in italic indicates a change from the baseline
  2. aUtilization rates for 4 TSAs were assumed to be lower than 85%
  3. bSlashburning percentage for coast regions were 15%
  4. cProportions for 2030 + are listed. In 2016, commodity percentages were 34.3% pulp and paper, 47.1% sawnwood, 16.1% panels, and 2.5% other industrial roundwood production. Baseline percentages were assumed to decrease Pulp and Paper from 2016 until 2030, with corresponding increases in sawnwood and panels
  5. dLonger-Lived Products (LLP) commodity proportions were implemented starting in 2020, and assumed constant proportions until 2070