Forest Management. 93. The State has a well-established Forest Management System. As part of the Forest Management System, the State agrees to encourage its public Forest managers to maintain Environmental Management Systems equivalent to systems meeting the requirements of ISO 14001.
Forest Management. This attachment outlines the key purposes of a Forest Management Plan (FMP) which are required to be prepared or updated as necessary in accordance with this Agreement. The attachment also outlines some particular issues that will need to be addressed in the development or updating of plans in the Gippsland RFA region.
Forest Management. Trees may be cut to control insects, disease and invasive species, to enhance wildlife habitat, to prevent personal injury and property damage, and for other domestic uses, including firewood and construction of permitted buildings and fences on the Property. The application of pesticide and fertilizer shall be prohibited unless: (i) such use is necessary for forest management; and (ii) such use is in compliance with an approved Forest Management Plan for the Property; and (iii) Grantee has approved such use; and (iv) such use is consistent with the terms of this Easement. Any and all Commercial Forestry activities shall require a Forest Management Plan and a Forest Harvest Plan, approved by WAC or its successor pursuant to Section 14 of this Easement, submitted at Grantor’s sole cost, and consistent with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection s Water Quality Guidelines for Timber Harvesting or such successor standard approved by Grantee. In the event that Grantor submits a Forest Management Plan and/or a Forest Harvest Plan to Grantee for approval, and Grantee (or its successor pursuant to Section 14 of this Easement) notifies the Grantor in writing that it has no program to approve such a Plan or Plans, Grantor may undertake Commercial Forestry activities so long as the activities are conducted consistent with the NYSDEC Forest Management Stewardship Plans and in accordance with the technical standards set forth in the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's "Best Management Practices for Water Quality" field guide or such successor standards.
Forest Management. 93. The State agrees within five years of the date of this Agreement, to further develop its Forest Management Systems and processes through the development and implementation of environmental management systems in accordance with the principles specified in Attachment 5 and acknowledges that its objective for State Forest is system certification comparable with the ISO 14000 series.
Forest Management. Within the context of this report, the term “forest management” in the broadest sense is used to include any activity that is planned and implemented on a forested area. This could range from low-input strategies like strict preservation to the intensive management of plantations (Figure 3). Historically, the term forest management implied a certain level of commercial timber exploitation taking place in a managed forest area. This is understandable, since up to the mid-twentieth century most forestry-related activities focused on timber values. By the 1960s ecologists, forest managers and others clearly articulated the fact that forests offer many more goods and services than just timber. On a policy level this led to the concept of multiple-use management, which has been a standard part of forest management planning and operations throughout the world ever since. Multiple-use management (or a range of similar concepts, such as ecosystem management) recognizes that, in addition to producing timber and other commercial products, forests are valuable watersheds, support the world’s richest areas of terrestrial biodiversity and provide very important social services and products, including a wide range of recreational activities (Xxxxxxxx et al. 1997). More recently, forests are being acknowledged for their carbon value as it relates to ameliorating climate-change impacts. At present, only about 11% of the world’s forests are being actively managed with a long-term plan for goods and services. Most of this is taking place in the temperate and boreal countries (Appendix 5 contains descriptions of global forest types). The situation is far different in the tropics, where only 4% of forested lands are under management (Brown 1996). Preservation Areas Conservation Areas - limited use and access Multiple-use Forests Tree Plantations Agroforestry Systems HIGH LOW Conservation Value LOW Management Intensity HIGH LOW HIGH Consumptive Productivity Value Figure 3. The production and conservation values of forests, ranging from natural stands, to plantations and agroforests, represented as a continuum (after Xxxxxxx 1996).
Forest Management. The State prepared an HCP covering forest practices activities on non-federal and non-tribal land in Washington to address the conservation needs of anadromous and native fish and seven stream-associated amphibians (WDNR 2005). FWS and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) approved the Washington Forest Practices HCP and provided take authorizations to the State under section 10 of the ESA. The take authorizations for aquatic species apply to qualifying landowners receiving an approved forest practices permit, who conduct forest management activities that affect aquatic resources, according to the Forest Practices Rules. The forest management activities that are covered by the take authorizations are, for the most part, conducted in the riparian areas adjacent to fish- and non-fish-bearing streams, and road construction and maintenance activities in proximity to streams. The Applicants’ forest management activities as they relate to effects on aquatic species are covered under the Washington Forest Practices HCP and incidental take permit, and were analyzed under the associated EIS. Thus, these activities are not described except where the resulting habitat may benefit the species covered by this SHA. The conservation elements of this SHA that constitute a net conservation benefit to the spotted owl include the Applicants’ forest management activities conducted under the current Forest Practices Rules (incorporated by reference), and voluntary measures that exceed the those rules, as well as additional conservation measures. The measures that the Applicants will implement extend beyond standard Forest Practices Rules in Oregon and Washington, and industry standards, and result in development, maintenance, and retention of potentially suitable habitat for the covered species. The SHA will not change riparian zone management practices on the covered lands. The Washington Forest Practices HCP provides for riparian management provisions (WDNR 2005). The landscape management conservation strategy and the specific conservation measures of the SHA are described below.
Forest Management. The Nisga’a Final Agreement requires that Nisga’a forestry practices meet or exceed standards established under provincial forestry practices for Crown land. Nisga’a Lisims Government remains committed to meeting this requirement while providing consistent, sustainable employment for Nisga’a people. After the first five years of the treaty, control of timber harvesting and management on Nisga’a Lands shifts from British Columbia to nlg. During this transition period, B.C. licences the harvest of timber to forest companies who held licences prior to the treaty’s effec- tive date. Responsibility for the administration of these licences is shared between the province and nlg. In May 2005, the transition will be complete and the Nisga’a Nation will have full control of Nisga’a timber. Under the transition arrangement, forest companies are licensed to harvest specified volumes of timber each year and a percentage of the volume must be contracted to Nisga’a citizens to harvest. In the third year of the treaty, the target of 70 percent Nisga’a contractors was exceeded. Forest companies harvested 59,557 cubic metres of timber from Nisga’a Lands — much of it by community-owned Laxgalts’ap Forest Corporation. This figure is lower than expected due to continu- ing international trade disputes and volatility in North American lumber markets. During the reporting period, nlg and B.C. reached agreement on the procedure for estimating the Vancouver Log Market price of timber harvested from Nisga’a Lands. In support of logging operations, 9.6 kilometres of new roads were constructed and upgrades were conducted on 3.7 kilometres of existing roads. The British Columbia Forest Practices Board conduct- ed five audits on Nisga’a Lands during the reporting period. One audit was conducted for each licensee that Nisga’a Final Agreement 2002/2003 Annual Report 28/29 had active operations or outstanding obligations under provincial forest practices legislation on Nisga’a Lands. The results of the audits were still being compiled at the end of the reporting period. Forestry Transition Committee The Forestry Transition Committee approves forest development plans throughout the five-year transition period. Comprised of one person each from nlg and B.C., the committee approves the silviculture plans for harvesting and issues all cutting and road permits. The Forestry Transition Committee met six times during the reporting period. One Forest Development Plan (fdp) for Forest Licence A64...
Forest Management. Harvesting and management of timber by Grantor is limited to the extent necessary to protect the natural environment in areas where the forest is damaged by natural forces such as fire, flood, storm, insects or infectious organisms. [Additional language related to fire management plans may be added as necessary] Such timber harvest and management shall be carried out in accordance with Best Management Practices approved by the South Carolina Forestry Commission or successor agency, as amended.
Forest Management. 1. (a) Implementation of silvicultural treatments to improve the productivity of 315,800 hectares of degraded forests, (b) maintenance and tending of 70,000 hectares of already treated forests, (c) provision of seedlings and establishment of plantations in community and private land outside the forests, and (d) fodder development.