Alternate Plan Guidance

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Unofficial Guide to Helping SFLO Alternate Plan Success - The Forest and Fish Agreement provides Alternate Plans to offset the disproportionate impact of the rules on small forest land owners (SFLOs).  Alternate Plans are appropriate for a multitude of site or forest conditions where the standard rules are insufficient to meet the needs of the landowner, the forest conditions, or the Riparian Management Zone functionality.  However, getting an Alternate Plan approved can be very complex and intimidating, so few SFLOs take advantage of this opportunity.  This updated unofficial document is intended to provide SFLOs with supplemental information to help you understand the process and offer some hypothetical examples of potential strategies to demonstrate riparian protections &/or enhancements in your particular AP application.

Examples

Eastside Standard AP 2003 Site Class 3 Forest Health Thinning

Eastside Standard AP 2012 Site Class II Salvage Blowdown

Eastside Standard AP 2015 Site Class IV Salvage Fire

Westside Overstocked Stand Template AP Site 1 2023 RMZ thin to 100 TPA 30' Core LWD Placement

Westside Overstocked Stand Template AP Site Class II  2023 RMZ thin to 100 TPA 25' Core LWD Placement

Westside Overstocked Stand Template AP Site Class III 2023 RMZ thin to 100 TPA 30' Core LWD Placement

Westside_Fixed_Width_Template_Site_Class_V_2021_5-yr_permit

Westside_Standard_AP_2017_Site_Class_V_Unusual_Rehab_Monitoring_Plan_Lakefront

WestsideFixedWidthTemplateSiteClass_I_2022_4-yr_permit

WestsideStandardAP2015_Site_Class_II_&_IV_Hardwood_Conversion_Channel_Migration_Zone_Monitoring

Westside Standard AP 2014 Site Class II Variable Width Buffer 20-150' Monitoring Plan

Westside Standard AP 2012 Site Class II Variable Width Buffer Ave 63' Long Term Permit

Westside Standard AP 2022 Site Class I Hardwood Conversion Monitoring Plan

Westside Standard AP 2024 Site Class II Hardwood Conversion to BFW Monitoring Plan