Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub
    Author(s): Craig Palmer; Barry Mulder; Barry Noon
    Date: 2000
    Source: In: Hansen, Mark; Burk, Tom, eds. Integrated tools for natural resources inventories in the 21st century. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-212. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 313-320.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: North Central Research Station
    PDF: View PDF  (583.67 KB)

    Description

    The Northwest Forest Plan is a large-scale ecosystem management plan for federal lands in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. An effectiveness monitoring program has been developed to determine the extent to which the goals and objectives of this Plan are being achieved. Priority resources identified for ecological monitoring include late-successional and old-growth forests, northern spotted owls, marbled murrelets, and aquatic and riparian ecosystems. The challenge in developing the monitoring program has been to integrate all of these critical components into one efficient and responsive program. Our method has been to develop a common prospective monitoring approach, conceptual framework, indicator selection strategy, monitoring design, and data assessment and reporting process. This paper discusses how our proposed approach addresses some common problems encountered by other monitoring programs. We discuss four major areas of utility to others developing ecological monitoring programs: linkage to decision making, basis for indicator selection, ecological foundation for monitoring, and data quality and accessibility.

    Publication Notes

    • Check the Northern Research Station web site to request a printed copy of this publication.
    • Our on-line publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat.
    • During the capture process some typographical errors may occur.
    • Please contact Sharon Hobrla, shobrla@fs.fed.us if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.

    Citation

    Palmer, Craig; Mulder, Barry; Noon, Barry. 2000. An effectiveness monitoring program for the northwest forest plan: new approaches to common monitoring problems. In: Hansen, Mark; Burk, Tom, eds. Integrated tools for natural resources inventories in the 21st century. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-212. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 313-320.

    Related Search


    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page
https://www.fs.usda.gov/treesearch/pubs/15859