Mitigation Idea: Identify areas of Late Successional Bottomland Hardwoods and assess effective methods, educate loggers and implement
Here is a possible mitigation option suggested by technical experts for the Late Successional Bottomland Hardwoods:
Identify areas that are more likely to have intact Late Successional Bottomland Hardwoods, assess the most effective methods for educating loggers about identification and compatible management of these forests (may vary by state; may include presentation by experts or development of a video), and implement methods identified.
Here is a possible mitigation option suggested by technical experts for the Late Successional Bottomland Hardwoods: Create and fund a fund that will provide grants to University research and/or extension programs that are: 1) already established and strong on forestry issues, particularly Bottomland Hardwoods, and 2) have experts and delivery mechanisms in place, that will allow these institutions to provide outreach on identification and compatible management opportunities for Late Successional Bottomland Hardwoods to foresters, landowners, and others who could have a positive impact on this rare forest type.
Here is a possible mitigation option suggested by technical experts for the Late Successional Bottomland Hardwoods: Develop and offer educational opportunities for foresters that increase knowledge about Late Successional Bottomland Hardwoods. Look for opportunities to do this through existing programs/initiatives, instead of re-inventing the wheel.
Here is a possible mitigation option suggested by technical experts for the Late Successional Bottomland Hardwoods: Identify and restore examples of Bottomland Hardwoods that are very close to the functional and structural characteristics of Late Successional Bottomland Hardwoods, and would require only a little extra effort to get them there. The focus would be on reducing rarity and increasing compatible management of these forests.
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