Planning group: Doris Tai, Paul Thomas, Jack Sleeper, Bruce Buckley, …
The Five Rivers plan was conceived as a new approach to
landscape management.Rather than approaching management with a
series of small decisions
about individual actions and resources (each with its own environ-mental assessment), we thought laying out management
operations across the landscape
over time would better meet the goals of the Northwest Plan.We anticipated
this approach might have economy of scale in planning, better integrating of management of diverse resources, better
logistics, and greater cost effectiveness.Experiences suggests advantages over past
tradeoffs were confronted positively by the interdisciplinary team;
actions and road access and maintenance were better coordinated
The Five Rivers plan also differs from traditional plans
with the decision to establish
learning as a major management goal, requiring action (in this case the landscape experiment) to meet the need.By accepting and applying several different approaches simultaneously—because of the high
uncertainty in each approach—this
diversified approach reduces risk of catastrophic failure across the landscape.
the entire final environmental
impact statement, March
(16 Mb pdf file)
Silviculture group: Stu Johnston, John Tappeiner, Bernard Bormann, ….
Roads and streams group: Mike Furniss, Karen Bennett, ….
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Summary Management operations
were planned to achieve the
late-successional and riparian reserve
goals designated for this area by the Northwest Forest Plan.