In this context, the Nature, Forest and Timber
Research Centre (Centre de la Recherche de la Nature, des Forêts
et du Bois) or CRNFB is studying the possibility of defining and
mapping carrying capacity indices of the stands in part of Saint
Hubert Forest. This index, which is based on analysis of many criteria,
embraces both qualitative and quantitative parameters (e.g., dominant
species, tranquillity, soil type, amount of light reaching the ground,
proximity of feeding grounds and sheds, and effects of felling timber).