Reports, field guides and Stand Establishment Decision Aids can be downloaded here. 

Findings from 15 silviculture trials and numerous ecological studies have been made available in reports published by the Faculty of Forestry at UBC in 1994, 1996, and 2002. A Field Guide to Regeneration of Salal-dominated Cedar-Hemlock Sites was published in 1996. A Stand Establishment Decision Aid was developed with FORREX.


Arial view of SCHIRP Installation, in which fertilization plots are obvious.

SCHIRP Fertilizer trial

    • Stand Establishment Decision Aid for Nutrient-deficient, salal-dominated sites. 2003, L..Blevins and A. Van Niejenhuis. BC Journal of Ecosystems and Management. Extension Note, 3 pp.
    • Salal Cedar Hemlock Integrated Research Program: Research Update #2: Silvicultural Practices for Regeneration of Cedar-Hemlock Sites in Coastal British Columbia, 2002, edited by L. Blevins and C. Prescott. 65 pp., including color photographs
    • A Field Guide to Regeneration of Salal-Dominated Cedar-Hemlock (CH) Sites in the CWHvm1, 1996, by C. Prescott. 25 pp.
    • Salal Cedar Hemlock Integrated Research Program. Research Update #1, 1996, edited by C. Prescott. 49 pp.
    • Salal Cedar Hemlock Integrated Research Program: A Synthesis, 1994 by C. Prescott and G. Weetman. 85 pp.


Example of the SCHIRP CH-HA phenomenon with highly productive second-growth hemlock-amabilis  (HA) forests on left and nutrient-deficient old-growth cedar-hemlock forests on right. Differences in post-harvest regeneration on the two sites are obvious in the cutover in the foreground.