Harvest all unmarked aspen, paper birch, balsam fir, black spruce, white spruce, and tamarack found within the stand. Pine, cedar, maple, and ash species will be retained as seed trees. Roughly 3 to 4 paper birch trees per acre will be marked with yellow paint and are to be retained as seed trees. Six tamarack trees per acre are to be retained on 10 acres located on the west side.
Full tree skidding is required for scarification purposes.
Natural regeneration through seeding and suckering.
All snags are to be reserved unless deemed dangerous.
Slash is to be kept on site and used to create water bars to limit erosion. Slash will also be retained for nutritional concerns regarding calcium. There needs to be at least 5 sound downed logs greater than 6 inches in diameter and 6 feet in length per acre. Slash will also be retained for nutritional concerns regarding calcium. Slash is to be lopped and scattered evenly over site to within 2 feet of the ground.
The appraisal for the timber sale yielded the following numbers (Table 1) for volume to be harvested. The mixed spruce was 50% black spruce and 50% white spruce. Aspen contains less than 10% Balm of Gilead.