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Visual character types of Alaska national forest lands

Visual character types of Alaska national forest lands

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Published by U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Division of Resources, Recreation, & Lands in Juneau, Alaska .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Landscape -- Alaska -- Classification

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    ContributionsUnited States. Forest Service. Alaska Region. Division of Recreation, Soils, and Watersheds
    The Physical Object
    Pagination56 p. :
    Number of Pages56
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14840799M

    of it (U.S. Forest Service, , p. 2)”. All National Forest lands have been inventoried following the VMS as described below to provide measurable standards for the management of visual resources; visual quality objectives (VQOs): “Landscape Character Type is an area of land that has common distinguishing visual. Alaska’s National Parks, Refuges, Forests, and Conservation Lands offer incomparable beauty and boundless opportunities for exploration and adventure. Today, these public lands are at a crossroads, facing complicated ecological and social challenges, a steep incline in visitation, and a generation that interacts with public lands in non.

    Alaska's landscape is as diverse as it is immense. The dramatic summer and winter light lend to unique and telling imagery. Rivers, rugged wilderness, vast forests, grand mountain ranges, miles of coastline, bays, fjords, tundra and taiga, and the high arctic plains make the "last frontier" a realistic description. ALASKA FOREST TYPES The remaining forest -covered land, largely the interior forest, is admin-istered by the Bureau of Land Man-agement and the State of Alaska. Coastal Forests The coastal forests of southern Alaska form a part of the coniferous forest type that occupies a belt, usually less than 50 miles wide, along the shore.

    It performs the same function for national forest lands, thus complementing the administrative and technical work of the United States Forest Service of the Department of Agriculture. The work of the Office is carried on by 11 divisions designated as Accounts, Administrative, Homestead, Indian Lands, Law, Mails and Files, Mineral, Patents. Landscape Character Types of the National Forests in Arizona and New Mexico: The Visual Management System (), by United States Forest Service Southwestern Region (page images at HathiTrust) Filed under: Toiyabe National Forest (Nev. and Calif.).


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Visual character types of Alaska national forest lands Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Visual character types of Alaska national forest lands. [United States. Forest Service. Alaska Region. Division of Recreation, Soils, and Watersheds.;]. Ferns of the National Forests in Alaska (PDF, MB) Ferns abound in Alaska's two national forests, the Chugach and the Tongass, which are situated on the southcentral and southeastern coast respectively.

These forests contain myriad habitats where ferns thrive. There are national forest type groups. Class accuracy was assessed using a randomly selected independent hold out of plots.

Alaska accuracy for the forest types is 67%. Individual class accuracies are available from from the producer of the dataset.

Eyre, F.H. Forest cover types of the United States and Canada. FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION OFFICE OF ELECTRIC POWER REGULATION DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT SUSITNA HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT FERC NO. - ALASKA Volume 6. Append. The primary objective of a Wilderness area is to maintain the Wilderness character of the land.

However, the Alaska Lands Act specifically authorizes the following uses for Alaska Wilderness areas: 1. Fishing, Hunting & Trapping Fishing, hunting, and trapping will continue as on other National Forest land. The Forest is composed mostly of two forest types; western hemlock/Sitka spruce, and black cottonwood/willow.

Lodgepole pine and paper birch occur as minor species throughout the forest. Approximat acres of the managed State Forest lands are dedicated to timber harvest with an allowable harvest of million board feet per year.

use their national forests for recreation each year. These national forests are a mix of mountains, woodlands, wetlands, des- erts, prairies, swamps, and tundra.

The diver- sity of landscapes varies with the season as well as the elevation, rainfall, and temperature. Land- scape settings are as var- ied as the landforms, geology, and vegetation. TheTongass National Forest includes nearly 17 million acres of land and is located along the Pacific coast in the extreme southeast panhandle of Alaska.

U.S. DEP'T. OF AGRICULTURE, LAND AREAS OF THE NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM 13 (). The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge comprises over 18 million acres in northeast Alaska. Explore your National Forests and Grasslands with the new and improved Visitor Map. acres). This acreage includes national parks, wildlife refuges, national forests, military reservations and the North Slope National Petroleum Reserve.

More than a dozen federal agencies manage federal lands in Alaska. The majority of federally owned lands have File Size: 20KB. Get a Peek Before You Go. Google Earth is a great resource for learning what type of terrain you’ll be encountering, for plotting a route through said terrain, or for seeing if the road that’s on the map is actually on the forest.

Recent updates to Google Earth imagery provide improved detail and function, which makes it even better for researching your next outdoor adventure. Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. These two forests now make up Region 10 and have changed only slightly in size.

The Chugach National Forest is located along the Gulf of Alaska in the southern part of the State, and the Tongass is in southeastern Alaska in the vicinity of the Alexander Archipelago.

The two forests contain about 6 percent of Alaska's total land area. MP to NFS, Tongass National Forest, Sitka Ranger District • MP to Shee Atiká (surface) and Sealaska (subsurface).

Within NFS lands, the road corridor is located in a right-of-way easement as identified in a J Memorandum of Understanding that was signed by File Size: 3MB.

The book focuses on four now-classic battles involving federal land in Alaska: the establishment of the Arctic National Wildlife Range (now Refuge), the approval of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline. Character Type An area of land that has common distinguishing visual characteristics of landform, rock formations, water forms, and vegetative patterns is called a character type.

Its establishment is based on physiographic sections as defined by Nevin M. Fenneman.3 This map indicates the 16 major visual character types of the Pacific Northwest. Character of Wilderness Lands H. Ken Cordell Senior Research Scientist and Project Leader USDA Forest Service, Athens, Georgia Danieile Murphy Research Coordinator, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia Kurt Riitters Research Scientist USDA Forest Service, Research Triangle Park, North CarolinaCited by: 1.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to National Forests of Alaska. Map all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap Pages in category "National Forests of Alaska" The following 2 pages are in this category, out of 2 total. This list may not reflect recent changes. An NFS Land Unit is nationally significant classification of Federally owned forest, range, and related lands that are administered by the USDA Forest Service or designated for administration through the Forest Service.

NFS Land Unit types include proclaimed national forest, purchase unit, national grassland, land utilization. Alaska is bigger than people realize.

We've divided the state into four distinct regions. You'll find each has its own distinctive character and feel. But Alaska is so vast, you won't want to visit more than one region unless you have days or more. (Read How Many Days You Need). Wilderness areas exist in every state except Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, and Rhode Island.

Red Mountain Wilderness, Nevada. Most U.S. wilderness areas are in national forests, but the largest amount of wilderness land is administered by the National Park Service.for their contributions to this publication. P for actions on National Forest System lands) must concur with the content prior to issuing a decision document.

In the case of National Forest System lands, where the restore the character of the land and water to .landscape, the greater the scenic value.

There are six distinct visual character types represented on the Tongass National Forest. North Kuiu Island lies within the Kupreanof Lowland visual character type. The natural landscape within character type is described in terms of scenic value and placed into three variety class designations (USDA.