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  • NEWBERRY FOREST MANAGEMENT UNIT COMPARTMENT REVIEW PRESENTATION

    COMPARTMENT # 25 ENTRY YEAR: 2003

    Compartment Acreage: 1085 (GIS Calculated) County: LUCE

    Revision Date: 12/20/2001; Updated 09/18/2008 Stand Examiner: Matt Anderson, Forest, Mineral, and Fire Management Division; Updated by J. Durbin for the Red Pine Project. Legal Description: T49N R10W, Sections 9, 16, and 17 RMU (if applicable): Management Goals: Maintain forest health, forest productivity, and age class diversification through silvicultural and natural processes. The goals of the Red Pine Project include increasing the available fiber supply of red pine for forest products and adjusting/balancing the red pine cover-type age-class distribution by harvesting red pine timber stands in the 40-79 year age-classes and regenerating areas to red pine. Management treatments for the Red Pine Project will be in section 16 and include five stands. Stands 30, 37, 38, 50 and 51 will be seed tree/shelter- wood harvested, scarified and allowed to naturally regenerate to red pine. Due to the previous jack pine in some of the stands, regeneration including some jack pine will also be acceptable. Soil and Topography: Rubicon and Roselawn Sands. Flat to rolling hills. There is only severe slope in the far North portion of the compartment. The rest of the land does not have much slope. Ownership Patterns, Development, and Land Use in and Around the Compartment: This compartment is almost totally state owned land. There is a portion of the compartment that is private property, the SW NW of section 9. This area of private ownership is only about 8 acres. Unique, Natural Features (include only non-site specific and non-sensitive information): MNFI states the potential for Goshawk, eagle, and osprey. Archeological, Historical, and Cultural Features (include only non-site specific and non-sensitive information): None are listed. Special Management Designations or Considerations: Watershed and Fisheries Considerations: There are no fisheries concerns or considerations for this compartment. Wildlife Habitat Considerations: Compartment 25 is part of a large landscape ecosystem in northern Luce County known as the northern needleleaf forest, specifically jack pine-red pine forest. A few aspen stands are scattered in the southwestern most area of the compartment. There are no water features within the compartment itself, but its position in the landscape is approximately two miles from Lake Superior and less

  • than a mile from the Two Hearted River. Major management objectives across this landscape are to maintain fairly even representation of age classes and to maintain interstand diversity. Wildlife objectives in this compartment are to maintain habitat type diversity and inter-stand diversity by encouraging the retention of a variety of tree species in managed stands. Plant species diversity encourages wildlife species diversity and this is the ultimate goal. Retention of hard and soft mast bearing trees, trees with suitable raptor nest bearing structure, snags, wildlife den trees and coarse woody debris in all stands should be maintained or developed where deficient. Forested corridors should be maintained to facilitate movement from upland areas to lowland areas, and no cut buffers applied to streams, rivers and drainages to serve as travel corridors and to enhance and protect riverine, lacustrine and wetland wildlife and plant communities. Species utilizing this compartment include white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginiana), moose (Alces alces), black bear (Ursus americanus), snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus), coyote (Canis latrans), hermit thrush (Catharus guttatus), red crossbill (Loxia curvirostra), yellow rumped warbler (Dendroica coronata), spruce grouse (Dendragapus canadensis), squirrels and a variety of small mammals including the southern red- backed vole (Clethrionomys gapperi) and weasel species (Mustela spp.). Mineral Resource and Development Concerns and/or Restrictions: Surface sediments consist of lacustrine (lake) sand and gravel. There is insufficient data to determine the glacial drift thickness. The Cambrian Munising Formation and the Precrambrian Jacobsville Sandstone subcrop below the Glacial Drift. The Jacobsville has been used as a building stone in the past. There are no gravel pits in the area, and potential appears to be limited. There is no economic oil and gas production in the UP. Vehicle Access: County Road 410 is the west and north boundary of compartment and access into compartment is from two-tracks off of the county road. Survey Needs: None needed at this time. Recreational Facilities and Opportunities: This area does not have any state forest campgrounds but there are areas, favored by hunters, to camp. There is a snowmobile trail and an ORV trail that run through the compartment. Fire Protection: The compartment is in the Two Hearted Zone Dispatch Area Plan. Large fire runs are possible because of the continuous pine stands and long response time. Upland sand soil types and open Pine stands allow good access with wheeled heavy equipment. Additional Compartment Information:

    The following 5 reports from the Operations Inventory System (OIPC) are attached: ♦ Cover Type by Age Class ♦ Cover Type by Management Objective ♦ Compartment Volume Summary ♦ Proposed Treatments – No Limiting Factors ♦ Proposed Treatments – With Limiting Factors

    The following information is displayed, where pertinent, on the attached compartment maps: ♦ Base feature information, stand numbers, cover types ♦ Proposed treatments ♦ Proposed road access system ♦ Suggested potential old growth

  • Stand Cover Type Acres Age

    Site Index

    Mgt Obj Condition

    Method Cut

    Harvest Priority

    Cultural Need

    FDF Status

    NEWBERRY FOREST MGT UNIT Compartment: 25* RED PINE PROJECT * PROPOSED TREATMENTS

    Entry Year: 2003

    30 R5 38 68 50 mature shelterwood-seed 1 natural regenerationred pine

    Planted 1940. ORV Trail. Other Species: Balsam Fir, Birch, Aspen. Cut all Merchantable Jack Pine, Balsam Fir, and Hardwoods. This is mostly Jack Pine but there are areas where the Red Pine will need to be thinned. This area is having some death. Possible JPBW and needs to go before it all dies. Leave large white birch. ***Stand harvested as "Canoe Camp Pine Mix" (009-03-01). Completed 07/14/05. FTP = C42-592. Scarification yet to be completed as of 09/13/05. Some red pine residual left. Check in 2007. If scarification is unsuccessful, then plant. ****2008-For the Red Pine Project, this stand will be harvested via shelterwood/seed tree treatment, followed by scarification for natural red pine regeneration. Stand is currently an R5/R6 with open areas of R4. Residual red pine BA needs to be lowered to promote better natural red pine regeneration. Red pine BA avg of 50 sq ft, ranging from 30-90 sq ft. Management objective is red pine. Some regeneration of jack pine and scattered miscellaneous species mixed in with the red pine regeneration will also be acceptable.

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    Wld leave some large paper birch seed trees:

    37 R6 18 68 58 immature shelterwood-seed 1 natural regenerationred pine

    Planted in1940. Sale #5-93 but this looks like it was too small and so it was stayed out of. Lots of pulp trees in here, unlike the rest of the area that was treated. ****2007-For the Red Pine Project, this stand will be harvested via shelterwood/seed tree treatment, followed by scarification for natural red pine regeneration. Management objective is red pine. Some regeneration of jack pine and scattered miscellaneous species mixed in with the red pine regeneration will also be acceptable.

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    38 R8 70 68 56 immature shelterwood-seed 1 natural regenerationred pine

    Sale #5-93 (unit 2), Scarified in 1998. Other Sp: Maple, Aspen, and Birch. More maple and aspen regen in the open areas. FTP#42- 424: scarification completed 4/98 (also includes stands 34,36,37,39). Stocking survey completed 5/21/2003 - 159 trees per acre. Plant?? ****2007-For the Red Pine Project, this stand will be harvested via shelterwood/seed tree treatment, followed by scarification for natural red pine regeneration. Management objective is red pine. Some regeneration of jack pine and scattered miscellaneous species mixed in with the red pine regeneration will also be acceptable.

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    50 R9 162 68 51 mature shelterwood-seed 1 natural regenerationred pine

    Planted in 1940. ORV and Snowmobile Trails. Other Sp: Birch, Aspen, and Red Maple. Lots of Regen. Stay out of the patches of nice regen. Thin the Red Pine to encourage regen. Cut all Mechantable Hdwds except Oak. Also Cut all Jack Pine. There is some witches brooming and JP Mortality. Leave large white birch. Will need to scarified to expose mineral soil to promote pine regen. ***Stand harvested as "Canoe Camp Pine Mix" (009-03-01). Completed 07/14/05. Scarification yet to be completed as of 09/13/05. ****2008-For the Red Pine Project, this stand will be harvested via shelterwood/seed tree treatment, followed by scarification for natural red pine regeneration. Stand is currently an R9 with a few areas of R7/R8. Residual red pine BA following the harvest is too high to promote natural red pine regeneration. Reduce the BA by shelterwood/seed tree harvest. Management objective is red pine. Some regeneration of jack pine and scattered miscellaneous species mixed in with the red pine regeneration will also be acceptable.

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    Wld leave large white birch and

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