Saturday, June 24, 2017

Forestry

Forests on the Quinault Indian Reservation are sustainably managed for timber, secondary forest products

(such as foods, firewood, or decorative plant materials), traditional gathering, wildlife, and recreation.

Mission

To manage and protect all applicable Quinault Indian Nation forestlands and associated resources for the benefit of the QIN and their heirs.

The 2017 Forest Management Plan is the guiding document for forest practices on the Quinault Indian Nation.

The Department of Forestry has five sections:

Forest Development on all Tribal and Trust allotted lands on the QIN.

Forest regeneration activities
Tree improvement activities
Forest stand improvement
Pest management
Site preparation
Fuels management activity

Harvest Management

Prepare timber and cedar salvage sales
Conduct environmental assessments as needed
Administer contracts
Permit and monitor (non-timber) minor forest products
Generate revenue from QIN-owned resources

Forest Roads Management

Provide road maintenance and construction expertise for the Reservation forest road system
Oversee installation of culverts and bridges
Prepare road use agreements
Maintain charges for forest roads on the Reservation

Fire Management

Provide fire information and burn permit inspections
Evaluate fire effects
Conduct fuel management treatments, fire suppression, and resource protection
Burn slash and prepare sites for reforestation
Support local, regional, and national wildland fire incidents

Technical Services

Conduct forest inventory
Maintain a forestry database for all tribal and trust allotted lands on the Reservation
Coordinate activities with outside agencies and programs

 

Please contact the following QDNR Forestry Department team members for additional information at 360.276.8215:

Forestry Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. x290

Forestry Harvest Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. x522

Inventory Forester, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. x247

Timber Sale Administrator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. x563

Roads Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. x514

Planning Forester, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. x512

 

Helpful Forestry information links:

2017 FMP Environment Assessment

2017 QIN Forest Management Plan

Title 61 - QIN Natural Resource Management

Forestry Manager

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