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.
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