36.11.438 SENSITIVE SPECIES - BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER
department shall consider the following when developing prescriptions for
harvest in areas of recently burned (less than five years) forest patches
greater than 40 acres in size:
department shall minimize mechanized activity within 0.25 mile of black-backed
woodpecker habitat during the period April 15 through July 1.
department shall manage approximately 10% of the burned acreage in an
unharvested condition that is broadly representative of the entire burn (i.e.,
similar habitat types, fire intensity, elevations, stand density, and stand age
class prior to burn) to be determined using site-specific information at the
project level. The department shall manage such areas in relatively contiguous
blocks favoring close proximity to unharvested fire-killed deferred stands on
neighboring ownerships considering the habitat needs of black-backed
(c) The department shall
leave standing sub-merchantable burned trees where soil, slope stabilization,
and human safety concerns allow.
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.