The objective of the Provincial Growth and Yield Initiative (PGYI) is to collectively obtain data on tree growth through repeated measurements of Permanent Sample Plots to develop/calibrate/validate growth models for forest management yield curve development.
PGYI will consist of four components:
- Jointly collect new, or pool existing, Permanent Sample Plot data to fill gaps for natural stands and provide information for managed stands;
- Develop a centralized database to house the information in a standardized format and to provide quality control for data standards;
- Develop standards for data collection and submission; and
- Develop a “Best Practices Manual” to facilitate uniformity and consistency of data submitted by different companies and GOA.