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Sparta Mountain WMA Forest Management Updates and Upcoming Activities


November 13, 2018 Update:
Fall/winter activities originally scheduled to begin prior to April 1, 2018 will begin on or about November 27, 2018.


Stand 33 Restore Old Growth Structure: The management objective is to accelerate old growth attributes within a forest type that is better suited to developing a climax forest. This is accomplished through a process known as "gap-phase replacement", which mimics the natural processes of an old-growth forest. Through the creation of small canopy gaps and growth of younger cohorts of shade-tolerant trees, this stand will contain three or more age classes at any given time. Approximately 17 acres.
Activity Description and Treatment Maps - Updated 11/13/18 (pdf, 855kb)
Location Map - Revised 9/28/18

Sparta Mountain WMA Forest Stewardship Plan (pdf, 38.6mb)

Sparta Mountain WMA Forest Stewardship Plan Homepage

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Last Updated: November 14, 2018