Metro Vancouver manages the Capilano, Seymour and Coquitlam watersheds to supply drinking water to 2.5 million residents. The future of this source relies on the continued forest health of these water supply areas. This report investigates the effect future climate change could have on biotic disturbances like western hemlock looper, balsam woolly adelgid, swiss needle cast and western hemlock dwarf mistletoe. Short and long term management strategies for these problems are also discussed.
Partner: Metro Vancouver
Keywords: biodiversity, ecological systems, forest health