Map of Areas Treated with Prescribed Fires and Vegetation Thinning
Vegetation Management Recommendations for the Non-Wilderness Municipal Watershed (lower elevations, dominated by ponderosa pine)
- Prescribed Fire in Treated Areas of municipal watershed, with four proposed burn entries over 20 years,
- Continue current smoke management practices including public outreach,
- Evaluate fire hazard and post-fire erosion potential in pinon juniper woodlands within the lower watershed and adjacent properties,
- Protect southwestern pine during prescribed burns, and
- Continue current post-treatment monitoring, paying special attention to invasive species.
Vegetation Management Recommendations for the Wilderness Area (upper- and mid-elevations)
- No treatment in 4,017 acres of spruce-fir in upper elevations, and
- Prescribed fire treatments in approximately 2,900 acres of mid-elevation mixed conifer, ponderosa pine and Gambel oak vegetation in the lower portion of the Wilderness Area above McClure Reservoir.
Riparian Areas (non-wilderness Municipal Watershed)
- No prescribed treatment from McClure Reservoir to Wilderness boundary,
- Consider refining seasonal water release from McClure Reservoir,
- Remove non-native tree species growing in Nichols Dam, and
- Continue monitoring for integrity of riparian function and for non-native species using the Proper Functioning Condition methodology.