36.11.411 BIODIVERSITY - SNAGS AND SNAG RECRUITS
(1) The department shall retain snags and snag
recruits in all harvest units involving live timber, including seed tree
removals, fire, and other salvage operations as follows:
(a) On the warm and moist HTG and the wet HTG, the
department shall retain an average of approximately two snags and two snag
recruits over 21 inches DBH, per acre.
(b) On all other HTG, the department shall retain an
average of approximately one snag and one snag recruit over 21 inches DBH, per
(c) In all
cases, if snags or recruits over 21 inches DBH are not present, the next
largest size snag or recruit shall be retained.
snags and recruits may be evenly distributed or clumped.
(e) If there
is an absence of sufficient snags or recruits, some substitution between the
two may occur.
(f) Cull trees
shall qualify as recruits provided they do not contribute to:
(i) insect and
(ii) pose a
human safety issue; or
(iii) present concerns
over dysgenic practices.
History: 77-1-202, 77-1-209, 77-5-201, 77-5-204, MCA; IMP, 77-5-116, 77-5-204, 77-5-206, 77-5-207, MCA; NEW, 2003 MAR p. 397, Eff. 3/14/03.