The Forest Bridges project seeks to create an ecologically sound, historically based plan to restore forest health, increase wildfire resilience and develop diverse habitats for native species.
Harvests are light-touch within a larger land base for the purpose of creating sustainable, fire-resilient landscapes.
Other major differences:
- Short-term biological impacts are weighed against long-term benefits to the forest ecosystem; forest management is approached with a long-range vision that spans centuries
- Forest trees are granted added protections through defined metering of harvests; species diversity is respected and preserved
- Legal gridlock is reduced while environmental laws continue to be upheld
- Extensive, transparent monitoring and reporting on forest activities and conditions is made a priority
- New funding sources are created for restoration, monitoring, noxious weed control and ongoing adaptive management