Quiz - Stringer Metolius Preserve Management Plan 1. The Metolius Preserve was acquired primarily in order to a. restore ponderosa forests b. reduce fire risks c. restore salmon runs d. protect wildlife forest species

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Quiz
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Stringer Metolius Preserve Management Plan


1.
The Metolius Preserve was acquired primarily in order to

a. restore ponderosa forests

b. reduce fire risks

c. restore salmon runs

d.
protect wildlife forest species


2. How do you reduce crown fire
potential?

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
homeowners.

A. T

B. F


4. What are some ways that the health of the f
orest is tied to the health of the stream?

a. sedimentation

b. shade

c. channel stability

d. input of nutrients from ocean to terrestrial ecosystems

e. all of the above


5. Understory shrub cover should be

a. <5%

b. <15%

c. <25%


6. The interval for
prescribed fires recommended in the reading is similar to historic intervals of fire.

a. true

b. false


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

as

a. small ponderosa

b. doug fir / grand fir

c. shrubs


9. One would expect which species to regenerate better in understory than in gap?

a. ponderosa

b. grand fir


10.

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

a. 25
-
40 feet per acre (this is actually square feet of tree diameter summed up over
an acre)

b. 40


60 feet per acre

c. 60
-
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
torically


13. Why are fuels levels 7X higher than reference
conditions?

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


15.
Whiteheaded wo
odpeckers prefer

a. live trees

b. moderate decay snags

c. highly decayed snags


16. Different species use snags at different stages of decay.

A. T

B. F


17. We will see a lot of noxious weeds in the understory.

A. T

B. F


18. Natural history appears to be
important in the design of a restoration plan.

A. T

B. F


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?

A. foraging

B. nesting

C. predation

D.
bird physiology


21. The plan uses information about reference conditions and natural history to establish

A. management goals

B. desired future conditions

C. monit
oring

D. A & B

E. A & C


22. The plan identifies who will do the monitoring and how to fund it.

A. T

B. F