MEMBERS PRESENT: Richard Brock (Chair), Anthony Kerwin, Jim Lewis, Diane White
Members Absent: Dan Maymar, Joseph Vaile
Staff Present: Marty
Non-Voting Members Present:
I. CALL TO ORDER: Chair Brock called the meeting to order at 5:30 PM in the Siskiyou Room.
II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Kerwin/Lewis m/s to approve the minutes of June 13th with two minor amendments. Motion passed unanimously.
III. PUBLIC FORUM: None
IV. ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA: None.
A. AFRCAT / AFR Update – Woodley reported that the AFRCAT is waiting to finalize the community alternative until the Northern Spotted Ow1 habitat modeling is completed and further discussed.
B. Monitoring Subcommittee Update – The subcommittee consisting of Brock, Vaile and White did not meet last month.
Brock wondered about the optimum habitat for woodrats.
Brock said he was too busy to have an August subcommittee meeting; however, he was open to an email discussion.
C. Review Winburn Inventory Data and Prescriptions – Last meeting the discussion ended at Unit 1, dry forest openings.
Navickas thought an economic analysis with volume to cost graphs was very important. The commission said this topic would be included in the final management document. The commission’s approach has been to plan a project first and then work out the financial aspects.
Former commissioner Frank Betlejewski had written comments to
Summary of Unit 1: the philosophy as written was acceptable; no major changes. Discussion centered around stand density, dry forest openings, mistletoe and a density mosaic. The commission would like to discuss these items further during an upcoming field trip.
Unit 2 prescriptions: White would like to see non commercial thinning around pines if the slope was not prohibitive – even through the northern slope. Commission would like to visit Management Unit “2b” during the field trip. Generally a microsite management approach was also recommended for Unit 2.
Unit 3 prescriptions: The commission wanted to include the east side of Ashland Creek that is heavily infected with dwarfmistletoe as part of the upcoming field trip. This unit includes the “historic” Winburn camp. Commission asked Slocum to send the Historic Commission a memo asking for their recommendations for the Winburn camp.
D. Continue Discussion on MOU Draft – Tabled.
VI. NEW BUSINESS
A. Update Commission Glossary – Tabled.
B. Noxious Vegetation Inventory and Control Plan –
Brock want to make sure noxious weed information from the quarry was included.
VIII. ADJOURN: 7:27 PM
Richard Brock, Chair
Respectfully Submitted, Nancy Slocum, Clerk