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Forest Resources Management Plan

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Table of Contents

Executive Summary   i
1. 0 Mission   1:1
  1.1 Mission   1:1
  1.2 Management Approach   1.1
  1.3 Certification   1.1
       
2.0 Plan Context   2:1
  2.1 Economic Context   2:1
  2.2 Social Context   2:2
  2.3 Ecological Context   2:2
  2.4 Forest Dynamics   2:9
       
3. 0 Resource Description   3:1
  3.1 Land Ownership   3:1
  3.2 Native Plant Communities   3:2
  3.3 Cover Type   3:8
  3.4 Resource by NPC   3:13
  3.5 High Conservation Value Forests   3:23
  3.6 Habitat   3:24
       
4.0 Strategic Management   4:1
  4.1 Assumptions   4:1
  4.2 Principles   4:1
  4.3 Smartwood Standards   4:3
  4.4 Strategic Initiatives   4:4
       
5.0 Department Administration   5:1
  5.1 Assessment   5:1
  5.2 Policies   5:6
  5.3 Strategic Actions   5:8
       
6.0 Land Administration: General   6:1
  6.1 Assessment   6:1
  6.2 Policies   6:2
  6.3 Strategic Actions   6:3
       
7.0 Land Administration: Leases and Easements   7:1
  7.1 Assessment   7:1
  7.2 Policies   7:2
  7.3 Strategic Actions   7:3
       
8.0 Habitat   8:1
  8.1 Assessment   8:1
  8.2 Policies   8:13
  8.3 Procedures   8:14
  8.4 Strategic Actions   8:20
       
9.0 Forest Roads   9:1
  9.1 Assessment   9:1
  9.2 Policies   9:3
  9.3 Strategic Actions   9:3
       
10.0 Recreation   10:1
  10.1 Assessment   10:1
  10.2 Policies   10:5
  10.3 Strategic Actions   10:7
       
11.0 Timber Management   11:1
  11.1 Assessment   11:1
  11.2 Policies   11:4
  11.3 NPC Management   11:6
  11.4 General Silvicultural Practices   11:6
  11.5 Cover Type Management   11:12
  11.6 Strategic Actions   11:31
       
12.0 Assessment of Change: 2000 - 2100   12:1
  12.1 Summary   12:1
  12.2 Cover Type   12:2
  12.3 NPCs and Cover Type   12:6
  12.4 Succession / Vegetation Growth Stages   12:8
  12.5 Habitat   12:18
  12.6 Roads   12:20
  12.7 Recreation   12:20
       
       
Maps
County location map    
Map 1: Ecological Provinces in Minnesota   2:3
Map 2: Ecological Sections in Minnesota   2:5
Map 3: Ecological Subsections in Cass County   2:6
Map 4: LandType Associations in Cass County   2:7
Map 5: Native Plant Communities in Cass County   3:4
Map 6: Cover Type on Cass County Tax Forfeited Lands   3:9
Map 7: Forest Roads in Cass County   9:2
       
       
Figures
Fig. 1: Generalized Vegetation Growth Stages   2:11
Fig. 2: Simplified Succession Web   2:12
Fig. 3: Cass County Land Ownership   3:1
Fig. 4: Cover Type Cass County TF Lands, 2001   3:11
Fig. 5: Aspen Cover Type by Age Class, 2001   3:12
Fig. 6: Birch Cover Type by Age Class, 2001   3:12
Fig. 7: Jack Pine Cover Type by Age Class, 2001   3:12
Fig. 8: Red Pine Cover Type by Age Class, 2001   3:12
Fig. 9: Northern Hardwoods Cover Type by Age Class, 2001   3:12
Fig. 10: Oak Cover Type by Age Class, 2001   3:12
Fig. 11: Composition of NPC by General Cover Type   3:13
Fig. 12: Land Department Income by Source, 1992-2001   5:2
Fig. 13: Forfeited Tax Fund Apportionment + PILOT, 1993-01   5:3
Fig. 14: Distribution of PILOT & FT Fund Apportionment, 1993-01   5:3
Fig. 15: Aspen Cover Type Distribution by Patch Size, 2001   8:12
Fig. 16: General Ownership by NPC   11:2
       
       
Current Forest
     
Dry Pine NPC (series of figures)   3:15
Dry Mesic Pine NPC (series of figures)   3:16
Dry Mesic Pine-Oak NPC (series of figures)   3:17
Mesic Oak NPC Growth Stage Composition, TFL 2001   3:18

Mesic Boreal Hardwood NPC Growth Stage

   

Composition, TFL 2001

  3:18
Mesic Northern Hardwoods NPC (series of figures)   3:19
Mesic Boreal Hardwood NPC (series of figures)   3:20
Wet Mesic Lowland Mixed NPC Growth Stage    

Composition, TFL 2001

  3:21
Organic Conifer NPC Growth Stage Composition, TFL 2001   3:21
     
Fig. 18: Cover Type Groups, Cass County TFL, 2001   12:3
Fig. 19: Cover Type Groups, Cass County TFL, 2101   12:3
Fig. 20: Aspen Pure Cover Type 2001, 2051, 2101   12:3
Fig. 21: Aspen Mixed Cover Type 2001, 2051, 2101   12:3
Fig. 22: Birch Cover Type 2001, 2051, 2101   12:3
Fig. 23: Northern Hardwoods Cover Type 2001, 20151, 2101   12:4
Fig. 24: Oak Cover Type 2001, 2051, 2101   12:4
Fig. 25: Jack Pine Cover Type 2001, 2051, 2101   12:4
Fig. 26: Red Pine Cover Type 2001, 2051, 2101   12:4
     
Assessment of Change 2001-2101    
     
Dry Pine NPC (series of figures)   12:9
Dry Mesic Pine NPC (series of figures)   12:10
Dry Mesic Pine-Oak NPC (series of figures)   12:11
Mesic Oak (series of figures)   12:12
Boreal Hardwoods NPC (series of figures)   12:13
Mesic Northern Hardwoods NPC (series of figures)   12:14
Mesic Boreal Hardwood-Conifer NPC (series of figures)   12:15
Wet Mesic Lowland Mixed NPC (series of figures)   12:16
Organic Lowland Conifer NPC (series of figures)   12:17









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