Roadmap for Reconciling Landscape Allocations
November 23, 2009
The purpose of this table is to provide a tentative roadmap for identifying areas of agreement,  unresolved issues, and steps toward resolution with respect to landscape allocations in Jackson State Forest.
The first section lists the first five goals from the JDSF management plan, in the order listed in the plan. The following sections list recommendations by the Landscape and Research Committees on the left, issues and questions in the center, and proposed ways to resolve the questions and issues on the right.

The recommendations of the Landscape Committee have general approval by most committee members. There is not yet general agreement on the recommendations listed for the Research Committee.

Active links are provided to references where helpful.

Management Plan Goals
   Research and Demonstration
   Forest Restoration
   Watershed and Ecological Processes 
   Timber Management
   Recreation and Aesthetic Enjoyment

Landscape Committee Allocation Recommendations

Issues/Questions Proposed Resolution
East‐West and North‐South Band of Older Forest ≈ 18,000 acres
        Management Plan Older Forest Breakdown
Allocation for Research and Demonstration  to be determined by Research Comm.
Basic Restoration Management on the Remainder Silvicultural description Silviculture Committee to develop guidelines
     Bigger, Older Trees, Aesthetics How big, how old? Focus on next 20‐40 years; describe possible futures, but no JAG position
     Selection Silviculture Group-cluster selection role Silviculture Committee to develop guidelines; research topic
     Regeneration How to obtain? Silviculture Committee initially, research priority longer run
     Adequate revenues for State Forest System Will revenues be sufficient? Staff make projections based on Silviculture Committee guidelines
     Implementation Issues Staff management flexibility Silviculture Committee to address operational issues and guideline
Research Committee Allocation Recommendations/Points
R&D Focus on Ecosystem Restoration, Sustainable Production & Recreation
Obtain Diversity for Research by Maintaining Three Seral Stages (Helms) What proportions? Develop in conjunction with Long‐Term Research Plan
     Maintain Seral Stages Primarily with All-Age Management (Helms) How much even‐age? Research Committee, with outside & JAG input members; subject to 
Allocate Tests of Alternative Silviculture to All Three Seral Stages (Helms) modification in Long‐Term Research Plan
    Primary purpose in all Seral Zones is to Test Alternative Restoration Approaches What  tests? Part of Long-Term Research Planning
    Most Tests Utilize All‐Age Methods  How much even‐age? Develop in conjunction with Long‐Term Research Plan
Developing Long-Term Research and Management Plan Will Take 3‐5 Years
Use Basic Restoration Management on THPs not part of Research or Demonstration
Long-Term Research Plan Developed with Landscape Management Plan -  3‐5 years No conflict with short‐term  
Next Steps
1. Form Silvicultural Committee
       Develop silvicultural description of basic restoration management
       Develop guidelines for use of clump, cluster, group selection
       Develop guidelines for regeneration management
       Address staff concerns
      Address implementation issues
2. Assign tasks to Research Committee
      Develop recommendations on even-age research amounts
3. Staff develop growth and yield projections for basic restoration management areas