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FOREST PRACTICES BIOMASS WORK GROUP

The Forest Practices Board adopted a rule that includes forest biomass in the definition of “forest practice” in WAC 222-16-010. The rule was adopted on May 10, 2011, and it becomes effective on June 19, 2011. This is intended to ensure the public understands forest biomass harvest is a forest practice and subject to the resource protection measures required in Title 222 WAC and chapter 76.09 RCW.

 

 

Month/Year 2011 Agenda Minutes Resources
January 01-31-11 01-31-11
March 03-18-11 03-18-11
June 06-09-11 06-09-11

06-30-11 

Washington's Forest Practices Rules

06-30-11 Timeline and Strategy
FP Rules Overview
How FP Rules Apply
July

07-28-11 

Biomass Tour

August

08-19-11 

BMP, Resource Considerations, Tour Debrief

BMP Presentation Outline
BMP Presentation
Walmsley and Godbold 2010 Stump Harvesting for bioenergy
Stewart et al 2010 Draft Tables
BMP's for Maintaining Soil Productivity-OSU
September

09-19-11 

Soil Heath and Productivity, Silviculture, Roads

09-19-11 Detrital carbon pools in temperate forests
Pre- and Post-Harvest Stores of Carbon and Nitrogen in a Highly-Productive Forest Site Subjected to Increasing Biomass Removals in Coastal Washington
Growing trees where trees grow best
Best Management Practices for Harvest Residuals Management
Maintaining Soil Productivity during Forest or Biomass-to-Energy Thinning Harvests in the Western United States
The North American long-term soil productivity experiment
Harvest impacts on soil carbon storage in temperate forests
Biomass removal, soil compaction, and vegitation control effects on five-year growth of Douglas-fir in coastal Washington
Effects of Forest Biomass Harvesting on Soil Carbon and Forest Site Productivity
Best Management Practices for Maintaining Soil Productivity in the Douglas-fir Region
Effects of Forest Biomass Use on Watershed Processes in the Western United States
Impacts of Timber Harvesting on Soil Organic Matter, Nitrogen, Productivity, and Health of Inland Northwest Forests
Accounting for Carbon in Soils
The Fall River Long-Term Site Productivity Study in Coastal Washington: Site Characteristics, Methods, and Biomass and Carbon and Nitrogen StoresBefore and After Harvest
Initial Response of Soil Carbon and Nitrogen to Harvest Intensity and Competing Vegetation Control in Douglas-Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) Plantations of the Pacific Northwest
Soil and Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) foliar nitrogen responses to variable logging-debris retention and competing vegitation control in the Pacific Northwest
Maintaining Soil Productivity during Forest or Biomass-to-Energy Thinning Harvests in the western United States
Soil Respiration and Carbon Responses to Logging Debris and Competing Vegetation

Matlock Forest Productivity Study

 

Assessing Bioenergy Harvest Risks
Evaluating Soil Risks Associated with Severe Wildfire and Ground-based Logging
October

10-26-11 

Disturbance (peast, disease, fire, conversion)

10-26-11 Soil Health and Productivity: Recommended Operational Guidelines
Coarse Woody Debris
Forest Structure and Fire Hazard in Dry Forests of the Western United States
Root Diseases in Coniferous Forests of the Inland West
ODF Biomass Removal Effects Report 2008
Effects of Biomass Removal Treatments on Stand-Level Fire Characteristics in Major Forest Types of the Northern Rocky Mountains
Delayed Conifer Mortality After Fuel Reduction Treatments
Cumulative Watershed Effects of Fuel Management in the Western United States
Board Manual Section 21
Forest Health Alternate Plans
Forest Practices Rules and Guidelines Conversion Activities
Forest Practices Rules and Guidelines Pest Disease Fire
Forest Practices Rules and Guidelines Roads
Forest Practices Rules and Guidelines Silviculture
November

11-10-11 

Legislative Report Work Session

11-10-11 Substitute House Bill 1422
SHB 1422 Draft Report Outline
Forest Products Industry Interim Report

11-30-11 

Dead Wood, Slash Disposal, Carbon Storage

11-30-11 Forest Practices Biomass Workgroup 2011 Leg Report Final Draft
Supplement to Journal of Forestry - Oct/Nov 2011
Forest Sector Workgroup on Climate Change Mitigation Final Report
Accounting for Carbon Soils
Carbon Accounting and Management of Lying Dead Wood
Effects of Forest Management On Soil C and N Storage
The Fall River Long-Term Site Productivity Study in Coastal Washington
Regional Carbon Dioxide Implications of Forest Bioenergy Production
Soil Respiration and Carbon Responses to Logging Debris and Competing Vegetation
Forest Practices Rules and Guidelines Dead Wood, Slash Disposal, and Carbon Storage
January

01-12-12

Water Quality, Riparian Zones, Unstable Slopes, Water Infiltration

01-12-12 Fire effects on infiltration rates after prescribed fire in Northern Rocky Mountain forests, USA
Initial mineralization of organic matter in a forest plantation soil following different logging residue management techniques
Biomass Removal, Soil Compaction, and Vegetation Control Effects on Five-Year Growth of Douglas-fir in Coastal Washington
The use of soil organic matter as a criterion of the relative sustainability of forest management alternatives: a modellingapproach using FORECAST
Forest to Sea Story Fallen Trees
Forest to Sea Fallen Trees - References
Mechanical thinning impacts on runoff, infiltration, and sediment yield following fuel reduction treatments in a southwestern dry mixed conifer forest
Cumulative Watershed Effects of Fuel Management in the Western United States
Effects of Forest Biomass Use on Watershed Processes in the Western United States
Effects of Vegetation Control and Organic Matter Removal on Soil Water Content in a Young Douglas-Fir Plantation
Unstable Slopes BMPs
Forest Practices Rules - Water Infiltration
Forest Practices Rules - Water Quality
Forest Practices Rules - RMZ's
Forest Practices Rules - Unstable Slopes
Forest Practices Board Manual - Section 21
February

02-09-12

Wildlife, Biodiversity, Cultural Resources

02-09-12 Relationships Between Intensive Biomass Production and Biodiversity
BMPs: Wildlife, Biodiversity, and Cultural Resources
Wildlife and Invertebrate Response to Fuel Reduction Treatments in Dry Coniferous Forests of the Western United States: A Synthesis
How Dead Trees Sustain Live Organisms in Western Forests
General management principles and a checklist of strategies to guide forest biodiversity conservation
Forest Biomass as an Alternative Energy Source in Washington State: Potential Environmental and Ecological Impacts
An Ecological Functional Basis for Managing Wood Decay Elements for Wildlife
Wildlife Biodiversity and Cultural Resources FP Rules and Guidelines
March

03-08-12

Sustainable Forest Biomass Collection

Forest Practices Biomass Work Group DRAFT: Wrap-Up Document
Conservation Caucus Input - FP Biomass Working Draft
3-8-12 Organizational Framework Draft
03-21-12 Forest Practices Biomass Work Outcomes
Forest Practices Biomass - Working Draft 03-21-12
Forest Practices Biomass Worksheet March 8, 2012 Notes and Outcomes
Supply Study Wrap Up Chart
03-30-12 03-30-12 Forest Practices Biomass Work Group DRAFT: 03-30-12
Biomass Recovery Diagram
Biomass Harvest Breakdown Charts
Forest Biomass FP Definitions Proposed Draft 03-29-12
Forest Practices Biomass Work Group Master Wrap-up
Roll up worksheet v3 March 03-30-12
Roll up worksheet v3 flag list 03-30-12
Master Outcome Summary 04-02-12
Assessing Bioenergy Harvest Risks: Geospatially Explicit Tools for Maintaining Soil Productivity in Western US Forests
June 06-08-12 06-08-12 Roll up worksheet 06-08-12
Master Outcome Summary 06-08-12
06-15-12 Master Outcome Summary 06-15-12
Report to Legislature

07-11-12

Eastern WA Tour

Eastern WA Tour Summary
Vail Approval
Vail Cost Summary
Vail Prescription
Vail Completion
Vail Claim Form
Hardan Approval
Hardan Cost and Map
Hardan Map
Chattawood FI TS Map
Roo FI TS Map

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Mary McDonald
Forest Practices, Acting Division Manager
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
360-902-1088
Fax 360-902-1428
mary.mcdonald@dnr.wa.gov

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