Forest practitioners are moving towards a more holistic approach to timber management with the sustainability of the forest ecosystem being a critical objective. Timber Management guides are being developed that design appropriate treatments based on vegetation and soils types identified in the provincial Forest Ecosystem Classification (FEC) . Timber management prescriptions specific to these ecosystems are being developed to take into account the unique characteristics of ecosystems. Inventorying a stand for ecosystem attributes including soils can help to determine blow down hazard level when considering partial harvest. By examining and inventorying these conditions, more successful treatments can be prescribed.