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Redwood National Park Plans Forest Restoration

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avatar Redwood National Park Plans Forest Restoration
March 01, 2015 06:22PM
Redwood National Park is planning to thin 1,125 acres of second-growth forest in the Middle Fork of Lost Man Creek watershed. The project area is located five miles east of Orick, CA in Humboldt County.

Standard silvicultural methods will be used to improve conditions in park forests that were clear-cut logged and seeded with Douglas-fir before park establishment. The thinning will reduce stand density to increase growth and vigor of the remaining trees, develop understory vegetation and multistoried canopy, and alter species composition to improve the ratio of redwood to Douglas-fir. The Middle Fork of Lost Man Creek forest restoration project is part of an ongoing effort of Redwood National Park's forest restoration program.

The project is described in a Finding of No Significant Impact. For more information about the project, visit the project home page at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/secondgrowth.
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