MAINE BULLETIN NO. ME 450-11-10
February 4, 2011
Subject: TCH – Forest Stand Improvement – Thinning (Code 666)
Purpose. To make a distinction between “thinning – average stands”, and “thinning – dense stands or wildlife” for Forest Stand Improvement in the program payment schedule.
Expiration Date. September 30, 2011
Background. On the Fiscal Year 2011 program payment schedule, Forest Stand Improvement payment scenario “thinning for wildlife” was modified to include thinning dense stands. This bulletin provides guidance on when to use the scenario for thinning dense stands.
The table below explains when to use the appropriate scenario.
If stand stocking is:
Hardwoods and softwoods with less than 3,000 stems per acre
Thinning - average stands
Hardwoods and softwoods with greater than 3,000 stems per acre
Thinning – dense stands or wildlife
Note: If the thinning activity is for wildlife, use the “dense stands or wildlife” scenario regardless of the stand stocking.
Contact. If you have any questions, contact Gerald Barnes, State Forester at 207-990-9580 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Christopher Jones, State Resource Conservationist at 207-990-9563 or email email@example.com.
/s/ William R. Yamartino, Acting
JUAN C. HERNANDEZ