Forest Management Plan

A plan for the management of a forest area usually for a full rotation cycle; includes the objectives, prescribed management activity.

Forest Management Unit (FMU)

A discrete forestry planning area.

Forest Resource Inventory

A provincial database of all Crown forests, providing information on species compo­sition, age and volume; FRI data is collected via aerial photography and analyzed by trained interpreters.

Forestry Biomass

All parts of the tree, not only the trunk but also the bark, the branches, the needles or leaves, and even the roots.


Vehicle that carries cut logs from the stump to the roadside landing; different from a skidder in that it carries logs clear of the ground.