In 2019, ACCF adopted a forest stewardship plan to guide management. A number of ongoing opportunities and challenged are mentioned in the plan, including:
- Management for healthy forest and watershed function
- Maintenance of healthy forest cover to sequester carbon
- Preservation of the property’s scenic and natural values through conservation and active forest management
- Protection of forest biodiversity and promotion of late seral forest structure development
- Maintenance of trail systems to facilitate community education and dialog about forest and watershed management
- Reduction of fire risk through vegetation management as needed
As of 2021, the plan guides a four-year project prioritizing stand improvement and fire risk (fuels) reduction, with support from the US Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, and its Conservation Stewardship Program.
The project focuses on two tracts as noted in the below map: a drier (SE aspect), 4.5 acre mixed hardwood/coniferous tract to the northeast of the site, and a wetter (NW aspect), 3.8 acre largely coniferous tract to the southwest of the site. The map also shows the primary management zones of the ACCF site.
We will provide updates and images on this page as our CSP project unfolds.