A. Riparian Areas, Including Meadows
||The Riparian Standards and Guidelines (attached
to this Agreement as Exhibit D) shall be incorporated into the Plan through Plan amendment
and its attendant NEPA process.
||Interim: The Riparian Standards and
Guidelines as set forth in Exhibit D shall be fully implemented in the interim period
before the amendment to the Plan is effective. Any timber sale contract predating this
Agreement will be modified to conform to the Riparian Standards and Guidelines.sequoia mediation agreement, July 1990 - Page 5
||Landings and non-system roads that have been put
to bed, are located within streamside management zones, and would be inconsistent with the
Standards and Guidelines set forth in Exhibit D, will not be reopened and reused unless
the Sequoia National Forest makes a specific finding, based on a project environmental
document, that using such roads or landings would cause less harm to riparian resources
than building new roads and/or landings.
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