Sequoia National Forest

Mediated Settlement Agreement (MSA) Review

In July 1990, the Sequoia National Forest and eighteen other parties signed a landmark mediation agreement which resolved those parties' administrative appeals of the 1988 Sequoia National Forest Land and Resource Plan.

The parties were broadly representative of the Sequoia's client groups including the Sierra Club, Wilderness Society, Natural Resources Defense Council, Federation of Flyfishers, California Trout, Kaweah Flyfishers, the State of California Attorney General, Save-the-Redwoods-League, Sierra Forest Products, Sequoia Forest Industries, California Department of Parks and Recreation, Tule River Indian Tribe, Phantom Duck Club, California Cattlemen's Association, High Desert Multiple Use Coalition, California Association of Four-Wheel Drive Clubs, California Native Plant Society, and the American Motorcycle Association District #37.

The Mediated Settlement Agreement (MSA) covers a wide range of topics including giant sequoia grove management, riparian area management, timber management, and wildlife species, as well as such procedural matters as the content of project analyses, monitoring, and annual progress reports.

 MSA Comprehensive Spreadsheet, May 2009 (172kb pdf)

 MSA Provisions Requiring a Plan Amendment or Revision, May 2009 (52kb pdf)

 MSA Provisions Addressed in the 2001 Sierra Nevada Forest Plan Amendment, May 2009 (40kb pdf)

 MSA Provisions Addressed in FS Policy, Handbook, or Manual Direction, May 2009 (50kb pdf)

 MSA Provisions to be Addressed in the Monument Plan, May 2009 (34kb pdf)

 MSA Provisions Completed or No Longer Applicable, May 2009 (46kb pdf)

 Map of the Special Areas Described in the MSA, May 2009 (219kb pdf)

 GSNM Grove Prioritization Methodology, July 2008 (101kb pdf)

 Fuel Load Reduction Evaluation for the Black Mountain Grove, July 2008 (1.8mb pdf)

 Glossary for the MSA Comprehensive Spreadsheet, May 2009 (10kb pdf)

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