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Agendas and Minutes

Forest Lands Commission (View All)

Regular Meeting

Minutes
Tuesday, July 10, 2007

MINUTES FOR THE MEETING

ASHLAND FOREST LANDS COMMISSION

July 10, 2007 5:30 PM

Field Visit in Ashland Watershed and

Community Development, 51 Winburn Way

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:           Anthony Kerwin (Chair), Jim Lewis, Dan Maymar, Chris Iverson         

Members Absent:                     Zack Williams

Staff Present:                            Nancy Slocum, Keith Woodley

Non-Voting Members Present: Eric Navickas

Also Present:                            Marty Main

 

I.     CALL TO ORDER: Chair Kerwin called the meeting to order at 5:45 PM in the Ashland Watershed on the 2060 Road, Units H and J.

 

II. OLD BUSINESS

A. AFR Field Visit - Main chose this area for discussion as both units are diverse in geology, silviculture and wildfire management. The goal in treating the city-owned units in the Ashland Watershed is to create several opportunities to check an advancing wildfire.

 

Unit J was treated in 2004 and 2007. It is a developing mature forest that, in general, has more moisture, lower temperature, higher humidity and less wind. There is a discontinuity of fuels vertically. Mail would like to prescribe burn in this area.

 

Unit H was treated in 2000 during which some snags were removed. In 2004 treatment included helicopter logging, piling and burning. The landscape is hot, drought-like southerly aspect. Conifers were planted in 1999 and 2001.

 

After the field visit the meeting was relocated to the Community Development building and reconvened at 7:05 PM.

 

III.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Jim Lewis / Dan Maymar m/s to approve the minutes of June 12, 2007 as submitted. Motion passed unanimously. 

 

IV.    PUBLIC FORUM: None

 

V.   ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA:  None

 

VI.    OLD BUSINESS (Continued)

 

A.        AFR Implementation, Mitigation and Monitoring Comments to Forest Service

Main distributed a draft AFR Monitoring Framework Proposed Ecological Questions, Indicators, and Measurement table as a possible starting point in detailing a monitoring plan. Darren Borgias created the table. Kerwin asked the commission to review the document for discussion at the next meeting. Main also distributed his notes from the April 10, 2007 subcommittee meeting.

 

Commission discussed next steps and timeline. Staff was asked to email the AFRCAT list serve and ask interested persons to attend the next meeting. Commission acknowledged the need for additional volunteers and meetings to meet the October, 2007 deadline. The Commission asked staff to include the letter from Linda Duffy outlining her request for comments.

 

VII.      ADJOURN:  7:30 PM.

 

Anthony Kerwin, Chair

 

Respectfully Submitted, Nancy Slocum, Clerk

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