Mitigation Idea: Establishment of fund to help defray cost of conservation easements
Here is a possible mitigation option suggested by technical experts for the Appalachian Critical Biodiversity Area:
Establishment of a fund that will help to defray the cost of conservation easements that include increased width buffers and harvest/management plan review prior to forest harvest (could be set up to target specific landowners as desired by the company).
Certificate holders can develop and implement tract level setup process that include the use of gps coordinates and other site specific information to help the CH determine if they agree harvesting on a particular tract is the best outcome.
Here is a possible mitigation option suggested by technical experts for the Appalachian Critical Biodiversity Area: Support research into the effectiveness of forestry BMPs (best management practices) related to steep slope logging techniques; followed by efforts to adapt the BMPs if/as indicated by the results.
Here is a possible mitigation option suggested by technical experts for the Appalachian Critical Biodiversity Area: Influence state policy to introduce more severe consequences for lack of BMP (best management practice) implementation, in states with lower implementation rates.
Participate in the discussion forum to share ideas and provide feedback about practical actions that companies can take to promote positive impacts on forest management, and reduce the risk of procuring wood from forests where important ecological values are threatened.
The forum is organized by each Regional Meeting with each Specified Risk Topic listed under each meeting:
Asheville (Appalachian Region)
Atlanta (Southeast/Mississippi Alluvial Valley Regions)
Portland (Pacific Coast/Rocky Mountain Regions)
Please post your comments and mitigation ideas under the correct topic. Example: To suggest a mitigation idea for Houston Toad, go into "Atlanta Meeting", find "Houston Toad" and add your comment within that section.
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