RECORD OF DECISION for Amendments to Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management Planning Documents Within the Range of the Northern Spotted Owl


This Record of Decision is the culmination of an unprecedented effort in public land management. On April 2, 1993, President Clinton convened the Forest Conference in Portland, Oregon to address the human and environmental needs served by the federal forests of the Pacific northwest and northern California. The President, Vice-President and much of the Cabinet spent an entire day listening to all points of view and collecting information. The President then directed his Cabinet to craft a balanced, comprehensive and long-term policy for the management of over 24 million acres of public land. An interagency, interdisciplinary team of expert scientists, economists, sociologists and others was assembled -- the Forest Ecosystem Management Assessment Team led by Dr. Jack Ward Thomas. After three months of intensive work, which included the review of all fully-developed proposals for management of federal forests within the range of the northern spotted owl, the team produced a report assessing in detail ten options.Provenance: Contributed to Sipnuuk Food Security Collection by Arielle Halpern, doctoral student in the Department of Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley, in association with research for her dissertation-in-progress: Effects of Prescribed Fire on Tanoak Associated Plant Assemblages and Karuk Cultural Use Species