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Mid Willamette Late-Successional Reserve Assessment

In 1994 the Northwest Forest Plan (NWFP) designated a network of Late-Successional Reserves (LSR) with the object of protecting and enhancing conditions of late-successional and old-growth forest ecosystems. As part of its strategy for protecting these ecosystems, the NWFP directs us to prepare an assessment of conditions and the functions of each LSR. The Mid Willamette Late-Successional Reserve Assessment was prepared by an interdisciplinary team comprised of Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service specialists.

Its purpose is to describe the ecological framework within which projects will be designed to ensure they will meet LSR standards and guidelines and further LSR objectives. Decisions on where, when and how projects will be implemented are made through project level environmental analysis, not in the assessment.

The area covered by this assessment includes lands managed by the Willamette National Forest and the Salem and Eugene Districts of the Bureau of Land Management. We assessed eleven designated LSRs occupying 328,656 acres of federal lands.

The following documents are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. 

Mid-Willamette Late-Successional Reserve Assessment (ZIP file ~ 24 mb)

  • Save the zip file, then extract files.  Open the file named "00-table-of-contents.pdf" to access the files in order.
  • If you have trouble accessing the files, please contact us and we can send you a CD.  

Map showing late-successional reserves included in assessment (PDF ~ 384 kb)