AFRF Management and Working Plans

UBC Alex Fraser Research Forest Management and Working Plan #3, Jan. 1, 2007 to Dec. 31, 2012 and extended until further notice (6 MB)

AFRF Management and Working Plan #2, 1997-2001

Community Forests

The community forestry guidebook II: Effective governance and forest management, FORREX Series Report No. 30, a co-publication of FORREX Forum for Research and Extension in Natural Resources, Kamloops, B.C.and British Columbia Community Forest Association, Kaslo, B.C. of which AFRF participated in (2012).


Site Units of the University of British Columbia Alex Fraser Research Forest – In 2002 Dr. Karel Klinka and team identified and reliably mapped detailed ecosystems on the forest. New site series were identified and advanced site series identification tools were developed. The easy-to-read and photo-rich report is downloadable here (13 MB). Version contains edits (2018).

Fire and Fuel Management

Direct and Indirect Effects of Wildfire on a Douglas-fir Forest: Case Study of the 2013 Knife Creek Wildfire. Technical Report to the Alex Fraser Research Forest, Williams Lake BC. LD Daniels. Sept. 2017.

Harvesting and Thinning Guidance for Treatments in Wildland-Urban Interface Areas of TSA 29. March 2010. FIA Project SOTSA299093008 Contract Report.(3.6 MB)

Fuel Management Guidance for Wildland-Urban Interface Areas of the Interior Douglas-Fir Biogeoclimatic Zone in the Williams Lake Timber Supply Area (extension note for the above report, 4 MB)

Interface Fuel Treatment at Block 217, Knife Creek Block, Completion Report. March 2006. Project Completion Report for the Union of BC Municipalities and Cariboo Regional District. (1.7 MB)

Williams Lake and Area Interface Fire Plan, 2005 (goes to City of Williams Lake website)

Forest Management

Harvesting on Mule Deer Winter Range under General Wildlife Measures for Shallow & Moderate Snowpack Zones: Approach and Lessons Learned following a Second Harvest Entry after 30 Years, June 2015 (8.5 MB)

IDF Type IV Silviculture Strategy for the Williams Lake and 100 Mile TSAs, March 2013

Commercial Thinning on Dry-belt Douglas-fir Stands on Mule Deer Winter Range in the Cariboo Forest Region, March 2000

Commercial Thinning on Mule Deer Winter Range – Improving Habitat through Management, April 2003

Forest Management for Mule Deer Winter Range, Sept. 1997

Interior Douglas-fir and Selection Management, Nov. 1996

Raptor Habitat Management on the Alex Fraser Research Forest, 1999

Selection Management of Interior Douglas-fir For Mule Deer Winter Range, May 1998 (Masters’ thesis)

Stocking Standards for Uneven-aged Interior Douglas-fir, 2005 (see “Articles” page for another article on this)


History of the UBC Alex Fraser Research Forest (1987-2007) by Ken Day, Manager


Summary of the 13-Year Results of an Interior Douglas-fir Precommercial Thinning Experiment in the Alex Fraser Research Forest, Williams Lake, British Columbia, March 2005

Summary of 16 Years of Growth of Uneven-Aged Interior Douglas-fir with Different Stand Structures in the Alex Fraser Research Forest, Williams Lake, British Columbia (Research Project 88-3), March 2005


Performance of Ponderosa Pine and Western Larch Planted North of Natural Ranges, February 2007 (1.2 MB)

A Comparison of Stump- versus Regularly Planted Conifer Seedling Growth and Performance, March 2005