MEMBERS PRESENT: Richard Brock (Chair), Anthony Kerwin, Jim Lewis, Dan Maymar, Joseph Vaile
Members Absent: Diane White
Staff Present: Marty
Non-Voting Members Present: Cate Hartzell
I. CALL TO ORDER: Chair Brock called the meeting to order at 5:37 PM in the Siskiyou Room.
II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Lewis/Maymar m/s to approve the minutes of April 11th as submitted. Motion passed unanimously.
III. PUBLIC FORUM: None
IV. ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA – None.
A. AFRCAT / AFR Update – Woodley announced that he,
There has been no decision as to whether to blend the two alternatives. The Forest Service ROD is due out in April of 2007 with implementation to begin Spring of 2008. The Forest Service has a budget of $250,000 for AFR survey and management work over the next two fiscal years. Currently, $125,000 has been allocated to the project from other projects in the region by Scott Conroy.
Vaile would like the commission to formally ask Duffy to sample mark representative areas using the dichotomous key.
Kerwin reported on the Dry Forest Owl Habitat Workshop. Participants reviewed the latest research and abiotic models. Consensus was that the northern spotted owl did best with a 500 acre area. Participants discussed “Fire in the Landscape” as the greatest risk to owl cores as there would be no alternative habitat. All participants agreed that management is mandatory.
B. Monitoring Subcommittee Update – The subcommittee consisting of Brock, Vaile and White did not meet the last two months. At the last commission meeting Brock asked
Main said that, in general, only a small percentage of trees were taken that weren’t marked. Commission requested that the report by summarized per PAG (Plant Association Group).
C. Review Winburn Inventory Data and Prescriptions –
Commission began reviewing the description and prescription for Unit One. Commission asked if there was any noncommercial work left to do.
Hartzell thought existing survey data was weak on vegetation and wildlife (specifically Dusky-Footed Wood Rats and Red Tree Voles). She suggested looking at each unit in context to the adjacent landscape. Dwarf mistletoe could be an issue for some of the units according to Brock.
Slocum volunteered to work with
D. Continue Discussion on MOU Draft – Brock asked the commission to continue studying the draft and send comments to Slocum.
VI. NEW BUSINESS
A. 2006-2007 Budget Update – Woodley reported that the Forest Commission’s $196,000 budget was approved.
B. Update Commission Glossary – Tabled.
C. Noxious Vegetation Inventory and Control Plan – Tabled.
VIII. ADJOURN: 7:34 PM
Richard Brock, Chair
Respectfully Submitted, Nancy Slocum, Clerk