The U.S. Forest Service plans to log 9,798 acres in 256 stands using five main treatment methods, represented by colored areas on the map.
Clearcut – Yellow – 936 acres. Cut all trees and regenerate the stand
Two Aged Shelterwood – Pink – 1,427 acres. Also called “clear cut with reserves” where 10 to 20 trees are left standing per acre. This is done to achieve two age classes in the forest.
Deferment Harvest – Orange – 2,462 acres. Also called “clear cut with reserves” where 20 to 40 trees are left standing per acre. This is a two-stage harvest cutting most trees while leaving dominant and codominant trees. 10-15 years after the initial harvest, remove all originally reserved trees except IRTs
Midstory Removal – Green – 524 acres. Cut or treat with herbicide the trees in the midstory that are preventing sunlight from reaching desired regeneration on the forest floor.
Commercial Thinning – Grey – 4,449 acres. Cut suppressed, intermediate, and a few co-dominant trees.
USFS Intermediate Vegetation Treatments