Signatory participants to the MOU are: Sanctuary Forest, Save the Redwoods League,
Restoration Forestry, California State Parks, California State Coastal Conservancy, CA
Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Bureau of Land Management, CA Department
of Fish and Game.
Plan Topics are: Forests & Fire, Watershed and Fisheries, Wildlife & Habitat, Scenic Resources, Cultural Resources, Public Access, Trails & Recreation, Education and Interpretation, Roads and Transportation, Economic and Community Development, Connectivity and Collaboration
– Current Conditions: Describes current status of resources
– Preliminary Public Input: Describes public interest and concern from focus groups
– Management Goals: Describes values UMRFC would adopt and policies to achieve them
– Projects: Actions that would achieve management goals.
– CA Dept. of Fish and Game: 1355 ac
– Bureau of Land Management King Range: 1253 ac
– Restoration Forestry: 1029 ac
– Sinkyone Wilderness State Park: 564 ac
– Sanctuary Forest: 520 ac
– Save the Redwoods League: 370 ac
– Bureau of Land Management Arcata Area: 179 ac
– CA Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection: 4 ac
– Redwoods Monastery: 345 ac
– Northcoast Regional Land Trust: 302 ac
– Coastal Headwaters Association: 20 ac
– Anderson Creek: 22 ac
– Raven’s Watch: 13 ac
– Stage Coach Grove: 11 ac
–Redwood and mixed evergreen forest types.
–Heavily forested: 95% forest, 4% meadow
–63% younger smaller forests 12-24 inch dbh
–22% larger, more mature forests, greater than 24 inch dbh
–UMRFC conserves 6% of remaining old-growth in Mattole Valley (100% of Redwood)
–History of extensive entry for logging including approximately 70% of conserved lands.
–Potential impacts of sudden oak death a concern
–Redwood seed production and genetics a concern
–Meadow encroachment a concern
–Great diversity of policies amongst UMRFC towards allowable level of silvicultural
– Forests are naturally fire adapted. Natural burn interval is every 25 years.
– Last big fires 1950-1960
– Policy of fire suppression is in effect
– Planning area is at high risk for fire (63% dense stands under 24 in dbh)
– Upper Mattole Fire Plan developed recommendations for fire risk reduction
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