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APPENDIX Q
CASPO INTERIM GUIDELINES

The following guidelines are derived from California Spotted Owl Sierran Province Interim Guidelines Environmental Assessment, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, November 1993 [hereafter referred to as the CASPO report]. The entire area affected by the HF QLG pilot project area falls within the CASPO analysis area.

The HF QLG Forest Recovery Act specifically states in section (c), subsection (3):

(3) Compliance. -- All resource management activities required by subsection (d) shall be implemented to the extent consistent with applicable Federal law and the standards and guidelines for the conservation of the California spotted owl as set forth in the California Spotted Owl Sierran Province Interim Guidelines or the subsequently issued guidelines, whichever are in effect. At the present time, the CASPO Interim Guidelines are in effect.

The following guidelines can be found on pages III-2 to III-6 of the Environmental Assessment. These guidelines cover the Eldorado, Lassen, Plumas, Sequoia, Sierra, Stanislaus and Tahoe National Forests:

On lands where these requirements are implemented, project-driven owl surveys will not be required.

For the Inyo and Modoc National Forests and for the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit LTBMU:

For the Lassen, Plumas, Tahoe, Inyo and Modoc National Forests and for the LTBMU: Return to Table of Contents