I’m trying to catch up after being gone for two weeks, so if there’s something you think worthy of discussion, please post under the New Topics tab above.
Awhile back I posted some photos of fuel treatments from Oregon that were strictly not before and after on the same piece of ground.
Thanks to Nick Smith, here’s a link to a National Forest Foundation piece, which is cool because of the before and after photos of the Big Jack East Project south of the town of Truckee on the Tahoe National Forest. The project is 2000 acres.
and the fact that there is a slide feature.
Some interesting features of the decision..
It was an EA. The EA itself was 132 pages.
They have a 78 page response to comments. As far as I can tell (but they might be documented elsewhere), there were no objections.
They also have a specific document in a table that arrays “opposing science”, the name of the reference, and the response. It’s 55 pages. In this case, the scientific papers cited are very repetitive in their claims, and often referred to places outside the Sierra Nevada. I think they put an explanation in the wrong column for Opposing view 47 but I still thought it was a pretty good explanation. Perhaps the FS has a general place where folks post cited research and responses so the wheel doesn’t have to be reinvented?