MAP 3a Old Forests
Old forests contain the highest levels of biological diversity. Old forests have the most ecological resilience. Well-established (old) forest systems are least likely to be affected by climate disruption, and Old Forests are important as refugia for species affected by changing conditions and the climate crisis.
• This map shows that all of Read Island’s highly productive Old Forest on rich Site Index has been logged.
• To be effective, Old Growth Recruitment starts with the next oldest age class (Mature) on rich sites. There are many options in previously logged areas.
Data Used to Make this Map:
2019 Resource Inventory (VRI)
*The Character of a Place