Presentation on theme: "1 Writing Landscape Unit Objectives 2 Planning for Old Growth Retention Data Preparation Delineate OGMAs Develop WTR Targets Write LU Objectives Establish."— Presentation transcript:
1 Writing Landscape Unit Objectives
2 Planning for Old Growth Retention Data Preparation Delineate OGMAs Develop WTR Targets Write LU Objectives Establish LU Boundaries and Objectives Develop OGMA Targets
3 Writing LU objectives Based on Guide to Writing Resource Objectives and Strategies what are LU objectives what are LU strategies
4 Writing LU Objectives What is a Landscape Unit objective? outlines end results to achieve broader goal describes desired future conditions for individual resources or resource uses measurable time specific geographically specific (whole plan area or specified parts)
5 Writing LU Objectives - legal significance formally established as a higher level plan by district manager with approval by the designated environment official operational plans must be consistent with legally established objectives
6 Writing LU Objectives - structure typical structure of a landscape unit objective is: – “Active verb” a “resource or resource use” within a “geographic location” for a “specific time.” Example Maintain old growth attributes throughout each rotation within the old growth management areas, hereby established, as shown on map 3.
7 Writing LU Objectives - strategies What are landscape unit strategies? –strategies describe approaches (preferred forestry practices) for achieving landscape unit objectives Example strategies for OGMAs –Commercial harvesting not normally permitted in OGMAs. –Avoid road construction within OGMAs. Main haul roads should not be permitted unless other reasonable and cost effective options do not exist.
8 Writing LU Objectives - legal significance of strategies strategies are not legally binding if a specific strategy is vital, it should be incorporated into the landscape unit objective
9 Writing LU Objectives - strategies Incorporating strategies into objectives: Original objective Maintain old growth attributes throughout each rotation within the old growth management areas, hereby established, as shown on map 3. Original strategy Commercial harvesting not normally permitted in OGMAs. More prescriptive objective Maintain old growth attributes throughout each rotation by not permitting commercial harvesting within the old growth management areas, hereby established, as shown on map 3.
10 Writing LU Objectives - exercise worksheet is in your workbook write an objective(s) and associated strategies for the OGMAs that you designed in the case study work in same groups as you did in the case study time - 3/4 hour plus discussion finished early - test your understanding with the T/F questions on LU objectives
11 Establishing Landscape Unit Objectives
12 Landscape Unit Plan - outline and contents Introduction –copy of order –DEO approval letter –introduction / how to use the plan Objectives and Supporting Strategies –relevant maps –draft objectives where appropriate
13 Landscape Unit Plan - outline and contents Information supporting the plan –implementation and monitoring strategies –review and amendment procedures –summary of other higher level plan direction Appendices –description of resources and uses; biophysical description of unit; social/cultural/economic history; summary of analysis and assessments including derivation of targets; description of public involvement and summary of input; etc.
14 Establishing LUs and Objectives - approval formats legally established LU objectives draft LU objectives strategies and other information as advice or guidance
15 Establishing LUs and Objectives - legal objectives DM can establish, change or cancel LU objective - consistent with regulatory requirements and chief forester direction, and with DEO approval chief forester direction is mostly in HLP:PP these purposes: –timber; forage and grazing; recreation, scenery and wilderness; water, fisheries, wildlife, biodiversity, cultural heritage Short -term priority is old growth retention and wildlife tree retention
16 Establishing LUs and Objectives - draft objectives used to test implications before establishing licensee cooperation is voluntary cannot have any impact on timber supply intent must be to establish the objective at end of time period or when precondition is met can be used for “other” biodiversity elements must describe cooperative arrangements to test, and process for final decision to establish or abandon this draft objective
17 Establishing LUs and Objectives - plan content includes strategies and background info may be used at licensee’s discretion can convey DM/DEO policy to be considered in determining if operational plans are consistent with LU strategies
18 Establishing LUs and Objectives - when best to batch for efficiency establish when: –the objectives have sufficient, suitable content to guide operational plans and practices –the objective is consistent with legal requirements in the Act and SPR, chief forester direction and this Guide –the timing and content are consistent with RLUPSs
19 Establishing LUs and Objectives - when establish as soon as possible if... –limited options for retention of OG site series, –licensees have active operations in unit, –high degree of conflict between uses is expected, or –high risk to biodiversity and low risk to timber harvesting opportunities
20 Establishing LUs and Objectives - Steps for legal establishment Step 1.develop proposed LU objectives Step 2.prepare an order –determine when unit and objectives will take effect –prepare order establishing the landscape unit and objectives –refer order for agency review Step 3.Conduct public review (if required) Step 4.file order and map with RM Step 5.prepare notice of impending order
21 Establishing LUs and Objectives - Figure 3
22 Establishing Objectives - exercise enhance your familiarity with the establishment process last exercise in workbook review Act and Regs provided in the workbook work groups of 2 or 3 take about 1/2 hour
23 Table 8.1. Public Involvement - roles and responsibilities