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1 A SHLAND F OREST R ESILIENCY S TEWARDSHIP P ROJECT Si Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest

2 W HAT IS AFR? A 10-year stewardship project to reduce the risk of severe wildfire in the municipal watershed and to protect water quality, older forests, wildlife, people, property and quality of life.

3 A SHLAND F OREST R ESILIENCY M ASTER S TEWARDSHIP A GREEMENT Funding, Project Design, Oversight Technical Expertise Community Engagement Multi-Party Monitoring, Fiscal Sponsor Contracting, Workforce Training

4 Understory Fuel Treatments Prescribed Underburning A CTIVE S TEWARDSHIP 7,600 Acres over 10 years Density Management

5 AFR AND ARRA: C REATING J OBS

6 Partnership Board Implementation FS, COA, LRP Implementation FS, COA, LRP Community Engagement COA Community Engagement COA Monitoring TNC Monitoring TNC Implementation Review Team Effectiveness Monitoring Advisory Committee Subcommittees Public Review FS + FWS Interdisciplinary Team S TEWARDSHIP O RGANIZATION Project Review Process

7 Implementation Review Team i

8 A SHLAND F OREST R ESILIENCY S TEWARDSHIP P ROJECT Marking and cruising on 694 acres Prescriptions and plans prepared on 2,900 acres

9 A SHLAND F OREST R ESILIENCY S TEWARDSHIP P ROJECT Fuels mitigation completed on over 3,200 acres

10 A SHLAND F OREST R ESILIENCY S TEWARDSHIP P ROJECT 355 acres helicopter thinning 2.2 million board feet of wood trucked to local mills 344 acres ground- based thinning

11 Forest Energy Group Grayback Forestry AFRWorkforce Hilltop Logging High Sierra Enterprises JD Forestry RB Brown Trucking Columbia Helicopters Lomakatsi Workforce AFR Partnership project management Klamath Tribal Workforce Youth Employment Programs High Country Timber

12 AFR C OMMUNITY E NGAGEMENT

13 Multiparty Monitoring Ashland Forest Resiliency Partnership Late Successional Wildlife Habitat Water Quality and Aquatic Habitat Large Tree Retention and Survival Birds as Indicators Herbaceous Recovery Soils Fire Histories Stakeholder Driven Plan

14 M ULTI -P ARTY M ONITORING "They are doing what we want to see — thinning small-diameter trees and leaving the legacy trees," he said. "And they are getting out a byproduct.”-Joseph Vaile (KS Wild) in Medford Mail Tribune

15 AFR J OB T RAINING AND E MPLOYMENT

16 AFR Y OUTH E NGAGEMENT

17 W ORK R EMAINS Current ARRA funds spent by September million dollars in timber receipts for federal FY 2014 Roughly ½ of the work will be completed with current funds Estimate 4 million dollars to complete our goal of 7600 acres

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