This Periodic Timber Harvest Implementation Schedule (Schedule) for the Matanuska-Susitna Borough (MSB) consists of all MSB commercial timber harvests scheduled for 2017 thru 2021. This Schedule is required of and is in compliance with MSB Code at 23.20.
This Schedule identifies specific criteria associated with Best Management Practices (BMPs) and establishes additional quantifiable data for specific size, type, amount, and minimum current market value of timber available within the units being harvested. Each harvest unit reported in the Schedule was reviewed for compliance with the MSB Asset Management Plan adopted September 21, 2010 and accomplished utilizing the MSB: Operable Forest Land Analysis Report dated February 2007 and amended June 2009, prepared by Sanders Forestry Consulting (Inventory). The most recent available aerial imagery was thoroughly reviewed prior to site visits.
Site evaluations were performed by the Land & Resource Management Division (LMD) staff during the summer, fall, and early winter of 2018. All data collected from the site evaluations are available for review in the LMD office, and includes: unit location and access considerations, seasonal operation requirements, buffer zone analyses, adjacent private land use, a timber resource inventory based on sample plots within the harvest units, and unit specific requirements for forest regeneration. An overview of the Schedule is provided in this document, including Tables 1 and 2, which provide certain criteria pertaining to each harvest unit. Additional field data not provided in the Schedule, relating to the 2017 - 2021 timber harvest units is available for review upon request.