Wilderness Sample Clauses

Wilderness. ALS ambulance response to 90 percent of all calls each month in 59:59 minutes or less.
Wilderness. In the Southern RFA, 93.2 per cent of wilderness as defined in the XXXXX Reserve Criteria, is protected within dedicated reserves. More than half the remaining wilderness outside dedicated reserves is on freehold or leasehold land. Threatened species and forest communities More than 165 threatened or regionally significant forest-dependent plant species and 69 animal species were assessed in the Southern region. Animals included the Heath Monitor, Giant Burrowing Frog, Greater Glider, Sooty Owl, Xxxxx Treecreeper and the Tiger Quoll. Plants included the Wee Jasper Grevillea, Phantom Wattle, Araluen Gum, Nowra Xxxxx Xxxxxx and the Illawarra Xxxxxxxxx. Under the RFA, these species and others will be protected within the reserve system and through management prescriptions. Priorities for developing Recovery Plans for threatened forest-dependent flora and fauna are provided in Attachment 3 of the RFA. National estate The RFA has added to our knowledge of the region’s national estate values and improves its protection and management through a combination of reservation (dedicated and informal) and management prescriptions off reserve. See Attachment 4 of the RFA. World heritage Both governments agree that any further world heritage nominations will come from within the CAR Reserve System. European and natural heritage The RFA has greatly improved our knowledge of forest places with historic, social or aesthetic values. Forestry, mining, pastoralism and other activities have left their xxxx on the landscape with sawmills, sleeper cutter sites, gold mines and xxxxxxx tracks. Sites in the Southern region of particular significance to regional communities include the Kiandra Area, Kiandra Court House/Chalet, the Xxxx and Xxxxxx Walking Track, Mt Dromedary (including the gold mining sites) and Wog Wog Track and Yards. The reservation of all or significant portions of the Budawang Range, Hawkesbury Sandstone areas, Kioloa and Tallaganda State Forests, and the expanded link between Kosciusko National Park to Namadgi National Park, increase the number of significant sites of natural heritage in the region. Statewide Guidelines for the Management of Cultural Heritage Values and Places consistent with national and international guidelines have been developed. These will be the framework for management, identification and protection of cultural values.‌ Aboriginal heritage The RFA contains a package of measures for implementation by NSW to ensure the appropriate managemen...
Wilderness. Almost all (99%) of Wilderness, as defined in the XXXXX Reserve Criteria (ie National Wilderness Inventory (Xxxxxxx and Maslen 1995) minimum rating 12 in patches greater than 8 000ha), in the Eden region is protected within Dedicated Reserves under this Agreement. Management of CAR Values Management plans identified in Section 2.3 of the New South Wales Eden Region Forest Agreement for Dedicated Reserve and Informal Reserve elements of the CAR Reserve System will clearly identify the CAR Values and the actions being taken in each reserve to appropriately manage and conserve those values. ATTACHMENT 2 (clauses 34, 46(g), 62, 95.8) THREATENED FLORA, FAUNA AND COMMUNITIES Both Parties recognise the range of mechanisms to conserve the habitat of endangered and vulnerable flora and fauna in the Eden region. These include: (i) protection within the CAR Reserve System; (ii) protection of key habitat components using the Integrated Forestry Operations Approval; (iii) protection of key habitats such as rainforest, heaths, swamps and other wet communities, rocky outcrops and rare ecological communities; and (iv) the development of Recovery Plans for species, populations and communities listed under the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (NSW) and the Endangered Species Protection Act 1992 (C’wth). Key species are protected by a combination of reservation and prescription. Current priorities for developing Recovery Plans for threatened forest dependent fauna and flora for the next five years are provided in Table 1. Parties note that the list at Table 1. is indicative only and timeframes are dependent upon funding. These priorities may change and new priorities may arise in response to additional information, funding etc. Where Recovery Plans under the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (NSW) meet the requirements of the Endangered Species Protection Act 1992 (C’wth), the Commonwealth will consider adopting them under Section 46 of the Endangered Species Protection Act 1992 (C’wth). Threatening Processes Threat Abatement Plans under the Endangered Species Protection Act 1992 (C’wth) for Predation by the Feral Cat and Predation by the European Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) have been finalised and approved by the Minister. Other priorities for Threat Abatement Plans under the Act include Competition and Land Degradation by the European Rabbit, Competition and Land Degradation by the Feral Goat, and Dieback caused by the root-rot fungus (Phytopthera cinnamoni). A ...
Wilderness. Concerns revolved around an increase in human activity on adjacent refuge lands within the Upper Karluk drainage which has been proposed for wilderness classification. In addition, the decision on the Agreement was characterized as premature and those commenting felt it should be deferred until the revised refuge comprehensive conservation plan (conservation plan) is completed. Other comments indicated support for the Agreement, but suggested that any development be conducted in a manner consistent with the wilderness character of the refuge. Although the refuge conservation plan identifies a large portion of the refuge (including the upper Karluk and Xxxxxxxx) as proposed wilderness, no action has been taken to date by Congress. Consequently the issue of wilderness is not discussed in this compatibility determination. The revision to the current conservation plan is in progress and one of the issues to be addressed will be how the Agreement will affect public use on adjacent refuge lands. As indicated in this compatibility determination, there are several scenarios that could allow a higher level of use in the Karluk drainage to be compatible with refuge purposes. Impacts to brown bear: Concerns revolved around the increase in human activity suggesting that this may have a negative effect on brown bear feeding on salmon streams, including concern for possible effects on survival of brown bears in the area. Another comment recommended that FWS should stand back and not interfere with nature. Other comments indicated that Agreement would focus protection on refuge lands due to stipulations in the Agreement. As a stipulation of the Agreement, the Service is charged with conducting a study starting in January 2002 to determine the level and location of public use that will be permitted on the Conservation property and adjacent refuge lands within the Karluk and Xxxxxxxx drainages. In the interim, specific limits on the amount of public use are outlined in the Agreement. A permit . system to manage public use is required by the Agreement. The FWS will also include stipulations for use involving client bear viewing and sportfishing activity in and around Karluk Lake in refuge special use permits. These stipulations will be focused on conserving brown bear feeding habitat in salmon streams and the lake shore areas. Pollution: Concern was expressed regarding for water quality in the watershed given the proposed increase in human activity. Particular concern was e...
Wilderness. Both the State and Commonwealth Governments have requirements to assess wilderness. Wilderness assessments in the region under the NSW Wilderness Act are now complete with 16 study areas totalling 316,400 hectares found to meet the wilderness criteria. These areas are termed provisionally identified wilderness and are in addition to the 481,650 hectares of declared wilderness in the region. Provisionally identified wilderness areas were considered in developing the options. NSW Government decisions on wilderness declaration will follow public exhibition of the assessment results including wilderness declaration options. Provisionally identified wilderness will also be considered in finalising the RFA. Wilderness has also been measured according to the ‘XXXXX’ criteria based on the National Wilderness Inventory (NWI). The criterion is to reserve 90 per cent or more of the region’s high quality wilderness, defined as NWI wilderness with a minimum rating of 12 and minimum area requirements. There are 860,500 hectares of this wilderness in the RFA region, of which 358,750 hectares is in the South-Coast sub-region and 501,750 is in the Tumut sub-region. Eighty-seven per cent of wilderness occurs in existing reserves across the RFA region, including 77 per cent in the South Coast sub-region and 94 per cent in the Tumut sub-region. Indigenous interests Forested landscapes contain much evidence of Aboriginal use of and spiritual link to the land, which can be protected through: • the protection of Aboriginal sites and artefacts; and • the maintenance of natural forest values.
Wilderness. This assessment will include wilderness areas identified under the provisions of the XXX Xxxxxxxxxx Xxx 0000 in addition to the National Wilderness Inventory (NWI) analysis of wilderness in the region. The NWI analysis will be refined by the application of disturbance information from old growth forest surveys, improved information on the nature of road access and additional information of relevance. Outputs will be: a map of all wilderness areas identified under the provisions of the Wilderness Xxx 0000 and of NWI wilderness quality and size above agreed thresholds; a map identifying rational boundaries for protection of wilderness values; and a map of rational boundary options for wilderness areas.
Wilderness. White numbered square grids.
Wilderness. 11 (a) MOUNT OLYMPUS WILDERNESS ADDITION AND BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT.— 12 (b) Section 102(a) of the Utah Wilderness Act of 1984 (Public Law 98-428; 98 Stat. 1658;
Wilderness. Issue 46.1: Adequacy of the analysis of the effects of noise from operations at the Xxxxxxx Hole Airport on the wilderness experience. Comment: Part of the idea of national parks is to preserve "wilderness." Quiet is part of wilderness, and air traffic everywhere is an increasing source of noise pollution (0508.001).
Wilderness. Roughly 1/3rd of National Forest. Managed to maintain or restore wilderness characteristics. Seeks to protect 00 xxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx areas. Lakeview Stewardship Group (Fremont- Winema National Forest, Oregon) • Long-range strategy intended to provide an overall management framework for the Lakeview Sustained Yield Unit, and to prioritize areas for active restoration. Misc./In Development Clearwater Basin Collaborative (Clearwater and Nez Perce National Forests, Idaho) • CBC’s Land Allocation Subcommittee studying potential legislative designations for inventoried roadless areas, including Wilderness, Wild and Scenic River, National Recreation Areas, and other legislative vehicles. Tongass Futures Roundtable • Charter includes goal of recommending a “stabilized land base” and reaching consensus on (1) how to address Alaska Native land entitlements from Tongass land base, (2) which areas of Tongass to allow for timber harvest, and (3) which watersheds of Tongass should be conserved. Timber Supply, Industry & Economic Development Congressional Bills & Legislation Related Provisions S. 1470 Forest Jobs & Recreation Act (Tester/Montana Bill) • Purpose(s) “to generate a more predictable flow of wood products for local communities of the State;” “to maintain the infrastructure of wood products manufacturing facilities that provide economic stability to communities located in close proximity to the aggregate parcel,” “to produce commercial wood products,” to demonstrate how “the use of forest restoration byproducts can offset treatment costs while benefitting rural economies.” • Implemented via stewardship contracting (with proposed language change to give preference to local contractors). • Mandates the USFS to mechanically treat timber on a minimum of 70,000 acres on the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest over 10 years. • Mandates the USFS to mechanically treat timber on a minimum of 30,000 acres on the Kootenai National Forest over 10 years. • “Mechanical treatmentnot defined in original bill. Discussion draft now defines it as “an activity that uses a tool that the Secretary determines to be appropriate to remove from the forest fiber that could be used for a commercial purpose.” • Prioritization for proposals benefitting local communities through employment or training opportunities, in-state processing, and that which promotes value-added industry.