II. AGREEMENTS

A. Riparian Areas, Including Meadows

1. 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.

 

2. 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.

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3. 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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