Special Forest/Natural Products
Manage for the production and sale of special forest/natural products when demand is present and where actions taken are consistent with primary objectives for the land use allocation.
Use the principles of ecosystem management to guide the management and harvest of special forest/natural products.
Land Use Allocations
No land use allocations are made specifically for special forest/natural products.
All Land Use Allocations
Allow harvest of special forest/natural products throughout the resource area but apply the area and plant species/group restrictions as shown in Table 8.
Establish specific guidelines for the management of
individual special forest products using
interdisciplinary review as needed. Management guidelines
will be based on the ecological characteristics of the
special forest product species and the requirements
In appropriate areas (for example, the Matrix) manage hardwood stands originating from nonhuman causes for the continued production and sale of hardwood timber and products.
Limit harvests of fuelwood and posts.
Where catastrophic events result in degraded riparian conditions, allow fuelwood cutting if required to attain Aquatic Conservation Strategy objectives.
Late-Successional/District Designated Reserves
Permit fuelwood gathering only in existing cull decks, in areas where green trees are marked by silviculturists for thinning, in areas where blowdown is blocking roads, and in recently harvested timber sale units where down material will impede scheduled post-sale activities or pose an unacceptable risk of future large scale disturbance. In all cases, these activities will comply with management actions/direction for Late-Successional/District Designated Reserves.
Evaluate whether special forest product harvest activities have adverse effects on Late-Successional/District Designated Reserves objectives.
Prior to selling special forest products, ensure resource sustainability and protection of other resource values such as special status plants or animal species.
Where special forest product activities are extensive, evaluate whether they have significant effects on late-successional habitat. Restrictions may be appropriate in some cases.