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Chapter 1 - Purpose of and Need For Action

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Introduction 
Location 
Purpose and Need 
Proposed Action 
Decision to be Made 
Public Involvement 
Issues 
Significant Issues 
Issues Not Addressed in Detail 
Other Applicable Laws, Regulations, and Policy 
Permits and Coordination Requirement 
Relationship with the Sierra Nevada Framework for Conservation and Collaboration 

Chapter 2 - Alternatives Including the Proposed Action

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Introduction
Development of The Alternatives
Alternatives Not Considered in Detail
Alternatives Considered in Detail
Description of the Alternative
Elements Common to All Alternatives
Amendments to the Land and Resource Management Plans
Alternative 1
Alternative 2
Alternative 3
Alternative 4
Alternative 5
Comparison of Alternatives Including the Proposed Action

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2-3
2-3
2-6
2-15
2-19
2-23
2-26
2-30
2-40

Chapter 3 - Affected Environment and Environmental Consequences

Introduction 
Section 1 -Physical Environment
Watershed (Soil, Water, Aquatic, and Riparian)
Fire and Fuels
Visual Resources
Section 2 -Biological Environment
Plant Diversity
Old Forest Vegetation
Threatened, Endangered, Sensitive, and Watchlist Plants
Noxious Weeds
Rangeland Management
Wildlife and Fisherie
Section 3 -Socioeconomic Environment
Socioeconomic Consideration
Cultural Heritage Resources
Native American Tribes and Communities

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3-50
3-53
3-53
3-60
3-85
3-88
3-92
3-93
3-117
3-117
3-132
3-135

Chapter 4 - Response to Comments

Chapter 5 - Management Direction

Chapter 6 - Monitoring Strategy

Chapter 7 - List of Preparers

Chapter 8 - Distribution List

Index

Glossary

Bibliography

Maps

Appendices

Appendix  A
Current Forest Management Program
Appendix B
CALVEG Strata
Appendix C
Defensible Fuel Profile Zones Simulations
Appendix D
Matrix and Group Stand Simulations
Appendix E
Pilot Area Group Selection Feasibility Analysis
Appendix F
Threatened, Endangered, Sensitive and Watchlist Plants by Community Type
Appendix G
Noxious Weed Risk Assessment
Appendix H
CWHR Classifications
Appendix I
CWHR Assessment of Unthinned Habitat
Appendix J
Fire and Fuels - Corrected 12/3/99
Appendix K
Energy Analysis
Appendix L
Scientific Analysis Team Guidelines
Appendix M
Herger-Feinstein Quincy Library Group Forest Recovery Act
Appendix N
Watershed Sensitivity and Existing Conditions
Appendix O
Civil Rights Impact Analysis
Appendix P
Road and Watershed Interaction
Appendix Q
California Spotted Owl Interim Guidelines
Appendix R
Known Riparian Restoration Projects in the Pilot Project Area
Appendix S
Socioeconomic Indicators
Appendix T
Forest Activities and Community Well-Being
Appendix U
Modeling Strategy
Appendix V
IMPLAN Modeling
Appendix W
National Marine Fisheries Service Comment Letter
Appendix  X
Addition to X (MOU)
Air Quality
Appendix AA (.pdf)
Wildlife (corrected file posted June 7, 2006)


List Of Tables

Chapter 1 - Purpose of and Need for Action

Chapter 2 - Alternatives Including the Proposed Action

Table 2.1 Consultation Requirements Amended Direction
Table 2.2 Changes in Limited Operating Periods
Table 2.3 Limited Operating Periods
Table 2.4 Noxious and Invasive Exotic Weed Management Amended Direction
Table 2.5 Changes in Oak Management
Table 2.6 Determination of Riparian Habitat Conservation Areas
Table 2.7 Changes to Timber Management Direction
Table 2.8 Changes to Road Management Direction
Table 2.9 Changes to Fire and Fuels Management Direction
Table 2.10 Changes to Watershed and Habitat Restoration Management Direction
Table 2.11 Annual Available Sale Quantity - Land and Resource Management Plans
Table 2.12 California Spotted Owl Interim Direction - Estimated Timber Harvest Volumes
Table 2.13 Annual Timber Sale Offer History
Table 2.14 Streamside Management Zone Buffer Widths - Alternative 1
Table 2.15 Scientific Analysis Team Riparian Habitat Conservation Area Protection Zones
Table 2.16 Management Direction for Suitable Spotted Owl Habitat
Table 2.17 Consultation Requirements - Amended Direction
Table 2.18 Limited Operating Periods
Table 2.19 Limited Operating Periods
Table 2.20 Noxious and Invasive Exotic Weed Management - Amended Direction
Table 2.21 Changes in Oak Management
Table 2.22 Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project - Determination of Riparian Buffer Areas
Table 2.23 Changes to Aquatic/Riparian Protection - Management Direction
Table 2.24 Watershed Restoration
Table 2.25 Comparison of Alternatives
Table 2.26 Summary of Alternative Response to the Significant Issues
Table 3.36 California Wildlife Habitat Relationships Size 5 and 6 Acres by Decade
Table 3.37 Growth and Harvest by Decade by Alternative
Table 3.38 Potential Changes in Open Canopy Forest
Table 3.39 Potential Changes in Closed Canopy Forest
Table 3.40 Management Indicator Species
Table 3.41 Threatened, Endangered, Proposed, and Sensitive Terrestrial Animal Species
Table 3.42 Protected Activity Centers and Spotted Owl Habitat Areas
Table 3.43 Potential Acres of Suitable California Spotted Owl Habitat Entered During the Pilot Project During Fuel Treatments
Table 3.44 Changes in Suitable Owl Habitat During the Pilot Project by Fuel Treatments
Table 3.45 Potential Changes to Number of California Spotted Owl Home Ranges with 50 Percent Suitable Owl Habitat
Table 3.46 Effects of Alternatives to Reduce Acres of Suitable Owl Habitat Burned
Table 3.47 Northern Goshawk Territorial Status
Table 3.48 Westside and Transition Zones - Potential Changes in Suitable Habitat during the Pilot Project Period with Implementation of Fuel Treatments
Table 3.49 Eastside Zones Potential Changes in Suitable Habitat during the Pilot Project Period with Implementation of Fuel Treatments
Table 3.50 Approximate Mesocarnivore Corridor Acres
Table 3.51 American Marten and Pacific Fisher Habitat Availability and Distribution in the Sierra Nevada
Table 3.52 Potential Changes In Suitable Marten and Fisher Habitat during the Pilot Period with 
Implementation of Fuel Treatments
Table 3.53 Threatened, Endangered, Proposed and Sensitive Aquatic Animal Species
Table 3.54 Determinations
Table 3.55 Percentage of National Forest Acres for Each Counties
Table 3.56 Average Annual Hydroelectric Production by Watershed (1970 To 1994)
Table 3.57 Timber Harvested from Lassen, Plumas, and Sierra Counties (1990 To 1998)
Table 3.58 Service Contract Data for Fiscal Year 1998 for the Planning Area Location of Contractors in Relation to Number and Value of Contracts
Table 3.59 Summary Comparison of Effects per Year by Alternative
Table 3.60 Costs and Revenues for Timber Sale Activities
Table 3.61 Total Costs and Economic Activities
Table 3.62 Federally Recognized Tribes
Table 3.63 Tribes Seeking Federal Recognition
Table 3.64 Tribes without Federal Recognition
Table 3.65 Terminated Rancheria
Table 3.66 Tribal Groups, Non-Profits, and Community Organizations
Table 3.67 Federal Legislation and Executive Orders
Chapter 4 - Response to Comments

Chapter 5 - Management Direction


Table A Limited Operating Periods

Chapter 6 - Monitoring Strategy


Table 6.1 Social And Economic Data Collection
Attachment 1 Monitoring Plan Cost Estimates
Attachment 2 Monitoring Status of Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Species
Attachment 3 Reference Watersheds

Chapter 7 - List of Preparers

Chapter 8 - Distribution List

List of Figures

Chapter 1 - Purpose of and Need for Action

Figure 1-1 Vicinity Map
Figure 1-2 Sierra Nevada Conservation Framework Analysis Area and 
Herger-Feinstein Quincy Library Group Project Area

Chapter 2 - Alternatives Including the Proposed Action

Figure 2-1 Alternative 1 Resource Management Activities Map
Figure 2-2 Alternative 2 Resource Management Activities Map
Figure 2-3 Alternative 3 Resource Management Activities Map
Figure 2-4 Alternative 4 Resource Management Activities Map
Figure 2-5 Alternative 5 Resource Management Activities Map

Chapter 3 - Affected Environment and Environmental Consequences

Figure 3-1 A Conceptual Model of the Effects of Roads on Flow Timing
Figure 3-2 Sediment Sources
Figure 3-3 Links between Forest Management and Water Resource Values
Figure 3-4 Cumulative Effect of Differing Recovering Times for a Driving Variable and an Impact
Figure 3-5 Consequences of Alternatives on Soil and Water Displayed as Equivalent Roaded Acres at the End of the 5-Year Term
Figure 3-6  Comparison of the Alternatives on Each Road Work Category
Figure 3-7  Total Road Impact
Figure 3-8 Cause Of Fires Greater than 100 Acres
Figure 3-9 Average Distribution of Disturbance Classes by Forest Type as a Result of Large Fires During the Past 78 to 85 Years
Figure 3-10 Percent of Area by Forest Type that Burned Each Decade during the Past 78 to 85 Years
Figure 3-11 Percent Change in Habitat Values
Figure 3-12 Timber Harvested from Lassen, Plumas and Sierra Counties
Figure 3-12a Value of Timber in Current Year Dollars
Chapter 4 - Response to Comments

Chapter 5 - Management Direction

Chapter 6 - Monitoring Strategy

Chapter 7 - List of Preparers

Chapter 8 - Distribution List

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