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1 Trends in Biodiversity Indicators

2 Significant Technical Help: Keith Olsen Etsuko Nonaka Rob Pabst Rebecca Kennedy Jonathan Brooks Mike McGrath Matt Gregory

3 Northern Spotted Owl 1996

4 Northern Spotted Owl Base Policy

5 Northern Spotted Owl Base Policy

6 Western Bluebird 1996

7 Western Bluebird Base Policy

8 Western Bluebird Base Policy

9 Olive-Sided Flycatcher 1996

10 Olive-Sided Flycatcher Base Policy

11 Olive-Sided Flycatcher Base Policy

12 Old-Growth Habitat 1996

13 Old Growth Habitat Base Policy

14 Old Growth Habitat Base Policy

15 Change in Indicators for Coast Range for 100 Year Simulation under Base Practice Moderate-High Habitat Quality for Owls, Old Growth, and Canopy Lichen Indices Percent of Coast Range NSO OG Lichen Model Year

16 Change in Percent of Habitat for Coast Range for 100 Year Simulation under Base Practice Low-Moderate Habitat Quality for Western Bluebird and Olivesided Flycatcher Indices Percent of Coast Range WBB OSFC Model Year

17 Thinning effects at Landscape Scales Simulate Federal Lands With and without Thinning

18 Comparison of Federal Thin and No-Thin Alternatives Entire Coast Range Area of Stands with Mean Diameter > 75 cm (30 in) Hectares } Base NFT 58,000 ha 143,000 ac initial Simulation Age

19 Wildlife Tree Retention Effects Simulate Increased Rentention on Private Lands

20 Comparison of Alternatives % Coast Range Northern Spotted Owl BSE NFT RET Simulation Year % Coast Range Western Blue Bird BSE NFT RET Simulation year % of Coast Range Old Growth Index BSE NFT RET % Coast Range Olive-sided Flycatcher BSE NFT RET Simulation year Simulation year

21 Ownership Patterns

22 Area of Habitat by Ownership and Quality at 100 years for Base Practice Area (ha) high moderate low Fed PI PNI+other State Ownership

23 Area of Bluebird Habitat by Ownership and Quality at 100 years for Base Practice Area (ha) high moderate low Fed PI PNI+other State Ownership

24 Area of Flycatcher Habitat by Ownership and Quality at 100 years for Base Practice Area (ha) high moderate low Fed PI PNI+other State Ownership

25 Area of Habitat by Ownership and Quality at 100 years for Base Practice Canopy Lichen Potential Area (ha) high moderate low 0 Fed PI PNI+other State Ownership

26 Area of Old Growth Habitat by Ownership and Quality at 100 years for Base Practice Area (ha) high midhigh midlow low Fed PI PNI+other State Ownership

27 Age Class Distribution Current and After 100 years-- Base Practice Percent landscape years Age Class Percent Landscape Age Class

28 Distribution of Old-Growth Index in 1996 for Coast Range Hectares HCI

29 Distribution of Old-Growth Index in 50 years for Base Practice Simulation for Coast Range Hecatres HCI

30 Distribution of Old-Growth Index in 100 years for Base Practice Simulation for Coast Range Hectares HCI

31 Landscape Patterns

32 Vegetation Classes 2096 Projected Base Policy Not Simulated Open Forest Broadleaf Mixed Small Mixed Medium Mixed Large Mixed Very Large Conifer Small Conifer Medium Conifer Large Conifer Very Large Mixed Very Small Conifer Very Small Remnants

33 Vegetation Classes 2096 Projected Base Policy Not Simulated Open Forest Broadleaf Mixed Small Mixed Medium Mixed Large Mixed Very Large Conifer Small Conifer Medium Conifer Large Conifer Very Large Mixed Very Small Conifer Very Small Remnants

34 Vegetation Classes 2096 Projected Base Policy Not Simulated Open Forest Broadleaf Mixed Small Mixed Medium Mixed Large Mixed Very Large Conifer Small Conifer Medium Conifer Large Conifer Very Large Mixed Very Small Conifer Very Small Remnants

35 Conclusions Area of mature and old-growth forest and habitat for associated Species is expected to increase strongly over the next 100 years Despite 100 years amounts of older forest and structural conditions still probably below historical range of variation Low amounts of habitat for species requiring open structurally Diverse forests trends are flat Species diversity associated with hardwoods is projected to strongly decline

36 Conclusions Alternative policies may alter condition of biological diversity but further analysis is needed New landscape patterns developing that have particular ecological characteristics

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