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DRAFT Klickitat Wildlife Area Forest Management Plan (2016)

Category: Habitat - Wildlife Area Management

Date Published: May 2016

Number of Pages: 26

The objective, over time, is to restore timbered portions of the Klickitat Wildlife Area to historic stand conditions using a combination of strategies including commercial thinning, slashing, pre-commercial thinning, prescribed fire and tree planting. Most stands will require at least 2 commercial entries before stocking levels are back within the historic range of variability. After achieving that objective, regular maintenance activities, using all of the tools described above, will be required to maintain those desired stand conditions and high ecological integrity scores. The over-arching umbrella for all active forest management activities will be to maintain or improve agency defined priority habitats for Oregon white oak and western gray squirrel habitat. This will all be accomplished using policies and procedures found in the WDFW Statewide Forest Management Plan and the Klickitat Forest Management Plan.