Alternate Plans
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Alternate Plans
Site-Specific Management Opportunities
Alternate plans allow landowners to apply for more site specific management flexibility than the standard Forest Practices Rules allow. To be approved an alternate plan must provide protection for public resources at least equal in overall effectiveness to the protection provided by the Forest Practices Act and Rules. Click on the picture below that best describes your situation to be directed through the process of creating an alternate plan.

Templates:

                           Fixed Width Buffer  Western WA Overstocked Stand


Other scenarios:

Fire SalvageNatural DisasterRiparian Restoration 

                         Forest Health     Eastern WA Overstocked stand

Who is eligible?

Any landowner contemplating forest practices activities can apply for an alternate plan, which can provide flexibility from specific forest practices rules.


What does it do?

Alternate plans provide a management plan that will maintain
protection of riparian and other ecological functions based on
specific field and stream conditions of your property. Use it to
manage scenarios such as:

  • Overstocked stands
  • Forest health, including insect damage, disease, and fuel loading
  • Riparian areas
  • Disturbed forests, such as harvesting after wildfire or windthrow

 

How does it work?

  • Contact the DNR Region office closest to you
  • With the forester’s assistance, assess riparian functions
    currently provided by your forest stand
  • Discuss management approaches that will maintain riparian
    functions over time
  • Develop an alternate plan based on maintaining riparian functions,
    and complete the Alternate Plan Form
  • DNR forms an interdisciplinary team (state, federal, and tribal
    resource professionals) that will visit your property to assess the plan
  • If your Alternate Plan is approved as part of your Forest Practices Application you can begin the planned management activities

 

 

 

Click here to locate your DNR Region office for assistance

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 Contacts

Small Forest Landowner Office
PO BOX 47012
Olympia, WA 98504-7012
360-902-1415
Fax 360-902-1428
sflo@dnr.wa.gov

 Files

system_empty.txt  EMPTY FILE  (0KB  TXT)

fp_sflo_altplanfaqs.pdf  Alternate Plans for Family Forests FAQs  (2,992KB  PDF)

fp_form_fpan_altplan.pdf  FPA/N Alternate Plan Form  (244KB  PDF)

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