Stringer Metolius Preserve Management Plan
The Metolius Preserve was acquired primarily in order to
a. restore ponderosa forests
b. reduce fire risks
c. restore salmon runs
protect wildlife forest species
2. How do you reduce crown fire
a. mow understory
b. thin large trees
c. thin small trees
d. A & B
e. A & C
3. Crown fires were part of the historical landscape, but they need to be prevented now to protect
4. What are some ways that the health of the f
orest is tied to the health of the stream?
c. channel stability
d. input of nutrients from ocean to terrestrial ecosystems
e. all of the above
5. Understory shrub cover should be
6. The interval for
prescribed fires recommended in the reading is similar to historic intervals of fire.
7. The Land Trust has owned the preserve
a. for a year
b. for a decade
c. for a century
8.If fire were suppressed indefinitely, the forest would end up
a. small ponderosa
b. doug fir / grand fir
9. One would expect which species to regenerate better in understory than in gap?
b. grand fir
How did Stringer determine reference conditions for the Metolius Preserve? Which i
tem on the list
below was NOT used?
a. historic photos
b. General Land Office records
c. stump record
d. nearby reference stands
11. Tree spacing in historic stands was
40 feet per acre (this is actually square feet of tree diameter summed up over
60 feet per acre
80 feet per acre
12. Stringer’s cutting prescription for the preserve
a. leaves more feet per acre than historically
b. leaves less feet per acre than his
13. Why are fuels levels 7X higher than reference
a. because of a lack of grazing
b. because of thicker stand structure
c. because of a lack of fire
14. Dead wood contributes to
a. wildlife habitat
b. soil building
c. erosion control
d. fungus diversity
e. all of the above
a. live trees
b. moderate decay snags
c. highly decayed snags
16. Different species use snags at different stages of decay.
17. We will see a lot of noxious weeds in the understory.
18. Natural history appears to be
important in the design of a restoration plan.
19. Based on Table 8, one can infer that a “focal management species” is most similar to
A. an indicator species
B. a keystone species
C. a flagship species
20. What might tie our understory monit
oring to the management of whiteheaded woodpeckers?
21. The plan uses information about reference conditions and natural history to establish
A. management goals
B. desired future conditions
D. A & B
E. A & C
22. The plan identifies who will do the monitoring and how to fund it.