U.S. Forest Service Stewardship Agreements
WildRivers Master Stewardship Agreement — In November 2008, Lomakatsi Restoration Project, Siskiyou Project and the U.S. Forest Service entered into a ten year, ten thousand acre Master Cost-Share Stewardship Agreement to achieve a variety of goals including: Ecological Restoration & Climate Change Resiliency; Reduce the Risk of Fire; Community Collaboration; Workforce Training and Jobs; and Significant Local Restoration Capacity. The area addressed in this Master Stewardship Agreement (MSA) is known as the Wild Rivers Ranger District and lies within the borders of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest south of Cave Junction, Oregon. For more information on projects done under this agreement, click here.
Ashland Forest Resiliency Master Stewardship Agreement — A collaborative partnership is established between the U.S. Forest Service, City of Ashland, Lomakatsi Restoration Project, and The Nature Conservancy, beginning in March of 2010. The area includes approximately 7,600 acres to be treated in the Ashland Municipal Watershed, located in the Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District of Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. The goals for this partnership are to protect values at risk (water quality, late-successional habitat, human life and property, and ecosystem sustainability), reduce hazardous fuels, reduce crown-fire potential, and create forest conditions that are more resilient to wildland fires. This is a 10 year agreement.
Lomakatsi: Completed Stewardship Contracts
South Stew Stewardship Contract — Grants Pass Resource Area Beginning in 2004, this was a seven year contract to implement hazardous fuel reduction, forest restoration, and by-product utilization on approximately 2,000 acres throughout Josephine County in the forests of the Illinois, Applegate and Lower Rogue watersheds.
Ashland Westside Stewardship Contract — Ashland Resource Area. Beginning in 2010, this was a five year contract to implement hazardous fuel reduction, forest restoration, and by-product utilization on approximately 5,200 acres in the Middle Applegate Watershed, Jackson County, Oregon.
Penny Stew Stewardship Contact — Located in the wildland interface community of Williams Oregon, Penny Stew was the first Stewardship Contract awarded by the BLM in southwest Oregon, and the first federal land project for Lomakatsi. Hazardous fuels reduction and pine –oak restoration treatments were implemented on a total of 124 acres. Restoration forestry activities yielded 94 thousand board feet of commercial Douglas fir timber from 113 acres, and a small amount of Ponderosa and Sugar pine. 2004-2007
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Boulder Stewardship Demonstration Project- Stewardship Contracting was just a concept with the US Forest Service until Lomakatsi Restoration Project secured a Participating Agreement with the Tiller Ranger District of the Umpqua National Forest in May of 2006. Through this project Lomakatsi facilitated a workforce training program, hiring 15 local forest workers and loggers. Fuel hazard reduction and density thinning were implemented on 33 acres of a 45 year old even aged Douglas fir plantation located in a Late Successional Reserve. The Boulder Demo project produced 276 thousand board feet of Douglas-fir sawlogs, between 5 and 16-inches diameter, which were sold to an industrial sawmill 65 miles away in southern Douglas County. Biomass was generated as a restoration by-product and consisted of 288 tons of 3-5 inch diameter logs, which sold for $40-45 per ton to a biomass facility 45 miles away in Jackson County.
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