Regular Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, December 11, 2002
ASHLAND FOREST LANDS COMMISSION
December 11, 2002 4:30 – 6:00 PM
MEMBERS PRESENT: Frank Betlejewski, Richard Brock (Acting Chair), Elizabeth Crosson,
Jo Anne Eggers, Stephen Jensen, Anthony Kerwin
Members Absent: Bill Robertson (Chair), John Morrison (Council Liaison)
Staff Present: Nancy Slocum, Keith Woodley
Marty Main (Consultant)
I. CALL TO ORDER AT 4:40 PM
II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: November 13, 2002 minutes approved as submitted.
III. PUBLIC FORUM: No one spoke.
IV. ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION:
Ratification of City Forest Lands Restoration Project: Phase Two –
Commission continued discussion of Draft 10B. Dialogue included Coarse Woody Material and the optimum number of logs per acre. Betlejewski thought that no coarse wood should be left within the channel below the dam. Brock motioned to change the term “Coarse Woody Debris” in the glossary to “Coarse Woody Material” and to keep the terminology consistent throughout the document. Commission approved unanimously.
There was a lengthy discussion on the “inoculation” of downed trees with a pheromone to reduce the beetle population. Main suggested that if this new technology was used at all, it should be used as a research/experiment only. It was agreed to allow the possibility for future use of this technology.
Betlejewski led a discussion on isolation technology in mistletoe.
Brock motioned to have Marty Main begin “demonstration marking” in the lower watershed. The marking would include an acre or two in each of the four landscape units (Ponderosa Pine-Black Oak-Douglas Fir type, Douglas Fir-Ponderosa Pine type, Dry Douglas Fir type, and Moist Douglas Fir type) as well as in each of the diversity considerations within each type. Crosson seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. Eggers wondered how long this would take as she is anxious to have the public view an example of the types of management the commission is proposing.
Commission also asked Main to include inventory numbers in the document.
Commission asked Slocum to schedule a City Council study session in February to discuss this proposal. The commission plans to have it ratified by then.
V. OTHER BUSINESS
Next meeting will be held at the regularly scheduled date, January 8, 2003.
VI. MEETING ADJOURNED AT 6:35 PM