The proposed 24,096-
The Planning Area includes designated “No Harvest” streamside protection, high-
Prairie Restoration Project
The Hoopa Valley Tribe has several prairies which have over time been encroached
by various non-
There are five Prairies which will be the target of this project. They are the 100-
2012 Biomass Project
The Hoopa Valley Tribe has numerous acres of untreated second growth stands that are 30 years of age or older. Due to the age of these stands, and the size of the vegetation, it has become impractical to treat them by hand. However the Tribe receives Forest Development funds to treat these stands.
Throughout the forest industry, there are studies being conducted on how to efficiently utilize younger stands. It is impractical to conduct timber stand improvement activities on these older stands and leave the slash within the forest, which increases fuel loading and raises the fire hazard.
The Hoopa Tribe is evaluating opportunities for installing a renewable energy plant within the boundaries of the Reservation. As yet the Tribe has no experience in the field costs associated with biomass production.
Based on these three issues, Hoopa Tribal Forestry has proposed an experimental Timber Stand Improvement operation to assess Biomass production costs and/or to determine the most price efficient utilization of generated slash.