Planning - Forest Resources
Forest Resource Conservation Working Group
The working group's challenge is to ensure that conservation actions and programs of Joint Venture partners reflect reforestation and forest management prescriptions and practices that sustain populations of priority birds and other forest-dependent wildlife in concert with sustainable forestry. Click here for the Working Group Charter.
One of the most recognizable products of the FRCWG, commonly referred to as the "Desired Forest Conditions" document (click here for document), is a description of habitat parameters that explicitly link wildlife needs to structural forest attributes. This document addresses important aspects of forest conservation in the interest of optimizing wildlife habitat in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley, including:
Introduction & Executive Summary [Part I]
Priority Species and Habitat Objectives [Part III]
Forest Management [Part IV]
Bottomland Hardwood Restoration [Part V]
Evaluation & Monitoring [Part VI]
Recommendations [Part VII]
Click here for the full document:
**Warning: Large file (163 MB)**
For more information on the FRCWG, visit the Forest Resource Conservation Working Group page.