Welcome to the Acronyms section of the Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project (ICBEMP) web site. This list contains acronyms commonly used throughout this web site and ICBEMP literature.


A - B


ACEC - - Areas of Critical Environmental Concern
AEC - - Assessment of Ecosystem Components
FSEEE - - Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics
AIRFA - - American Indian Religious Freedom Act (1978)
ARC/INFO- - GIS software developed by Environmental Systems Research Institute
ARPA - - Archaeological Resources Protection Act (1979)
ASQ - - Allowable Sale Quantity (timber)
AUM - - Animal Unit Month
BBF - - Billion Board Feet (timber)
BEA - - Bureau of Economic Analysis
BIA- - Bureau of Indian Affairs, US Department of the Interior
BLM - - Bureau of Land Management, US Department of the Interior
BMP - - Best Management Practices
BOR - - Bureau of Reclamation, US Department of the Interior
BPA - - Bonneville Power Administration, US Department of Energy

C - D


CEQ - - Council of Environmental Quality
CERCLA - - Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation & Liability Act (Superfund sites)
CFR - - Code of Federal Regulations
CRB - - Columbia River Basin; Interior Columbia Basin Assessment Area
CRB/LCA - - Landscape Characterization Area (larger than CRB)
CRBSUM - - Columbia River Basin Successional Model
CRITFC - - Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission
CWA - - Clean Water Act
CWD - - Coarse Woody Debris (same as LWD)
DBH - - Diameter at Breast Height
DCW - - Digital Chart of the World
DEIS - - Draft Environmental Impact Statement
DEM - - Digital Elevation Model
DRFC - - Desired Range of Future Conditions
DTM - - Digital Terrain Model

E - F


EECC - - Eastside Ecosystem Coalition of Counties
EEIS - - Eastside Environmental Impact Statement
EIS - - Environmental Impact Statement
EPA - - Environmental Protection Agency
ERU - - Ecological Reporting Unit
ESA - - Endangered Species Act
FACA - - Federal Advisory Committee Act
FEIS - - Final Environmental Impact Statement
FEMAT - - Forest Ecosystem Management Assessment Team
FERC - - Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
FLPMA - - Federal Land Policy and Management Act
FOIA - - Freedom of Information Act
FR - - Federal Register
FS - - Forest Service, US Dept of Agriculture (same as USFS)
FSH - - Forest Service Handbook
FSM - - Forest Service Manual

G - I


GIS - - Geographic Information System
HRV - - Historic Range of Variability
HUC - - Hydrologic Unit Code
ICBEMP - - Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project
ICRB - - Interior Columbia River Basin
IDT - - Interdisciplinary Team
IGBC - - Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee
INFISH - - Inland Native Fish Strategy for the Intermountain, Northern, and Pacific Northwest Regions (Forest Service)
IWM - - Integrated Weed Management

K - M


KEC - - Key Ecological Correlates
KEF - - Key Ecological Functions
LAC - - Limits of Acceptable Change
LWD - - Large Woody Debris (same as CWD)
MAC - - Management Area Categories
MMBF - - Million Board Feet (timber)
MOSS - - Map Overlay and Statistical System

N


NAAQS - - National Ambient Air Quality Standards
NAGPRA - - Native American Graves Protection & Repatriation Act (1990)
NBS - - National Biological Survey, US Department of the Interior
NDEF - - Non-declining Even Flow (timber)
NEPA - - National Environmental Policy Act (1969)
NFMA - - National Forest Management Act
NHPA - - National Historic Preservation Act (1966)
NMFS - - National Marine Fisheries Service, US Department of Commerce
NOI - - Notice of Intent
NPDES - - National Pollution Discharge Elimination System
NPS - - National Park Service, US Department of the Interior
NRCS - - Natural Resources Conservation Service, US Dept of Agriculture
NWPPC - - Northwest Power Planning Council

P - R


PACFISH - - Interim strategies for managing anadromous fish-producing watersheds in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Northern California
PAH - - Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons
PFC - - Proper Functioning Condition
PILT - - Payment In Lieu of Taxes
PM - - Particulate Matter
PSQ - - Probable Sale Quantity
PVG - - Potential Vegetation Group
PVT - - Potential Vegetation Type
RARE - - Roadless Area Review and Evaluation
RCRA - - Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RDC - - Road Density Class
REA - - Riparian Ecosystem Analysis
REO - - Regional Ecosystem Office
RHCA - - Riparian Habitat Conservation Area
RMA - - Riparian Management Area
RMO - - Riparian Management Objectives
ROD - - Record of Decision
ROS - - Recreation Opportunity Spectrum
RPA - - Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act (1974)
RVD - - Recreation Visitor Days

S - T


SAF - - Society of American Foresters
SEA - - Socio-Economic Assessment Area (larger than CRB)
SRM - - Society for Range Management
STAR - - Staff Area Report (see AEC)
TC - - Terrestrial Community
TDC - - Timber Dependent Community
TES - - Threatened and Endangered Species
TMDL - - Total Maximum Daily Load
TRI - - Toxics Release Inventory

U - W


UCRB - - Upper Columbia River Basin
USDA - - United States Department of Agriculture
USFS - - United States Forest Service, US Dept of Agriculture (same as FS)
USFWS - - United States Fish and Wildlife Service, US Dept of the Interior
USGS - - United States Geological Survey, US Department of the Interior
WRCS - - Western Regional Corridor Study
WSA - - Wilderness Study Areas
WUG - - Western Utility Group

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