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Ratings and Rationale
Costs to manage the Monument are either offset by the sale of forest products (chips, logs, etc.) or they are not. This does NOT include special forest products (boughs, cones, etc.) or the sale of personal use firewood.
All alternatives require research and monitoring.
Ratings are based on change in price to implement compared to current costs. Any of these could be/or not, depends on details and how implemented.
4. costs offset by 31 to 50%
3. costs offset by 21 to 30%
2. costs offset by 11 to 20%
1. costs offset by 0 to 10%
|Alternative||Rating based on Draft EIS|
|Alt A||2. 11-20% (13%)|
|Alt B||1. 0-10%(8%)|
|Alt C||1. 0-10%(0%)|
|Alt D||1. 0-10%(0%)|
|Alt E||1. 0-10%(6%)|
|Alt F||3. 21- 30%(26%)|
The cost of managing the Monument is a significant limiting factor to meeting desired conditions. There is considerable and meaningful public debate about the extent to which costs for vegetation management, whether by fire or mechanical treatment should be offset by selling forest products from the Monument. Alternatives A, B, C, E, and F would allow the sale of wood that is a by-product of tree removal within the Monument. The amount of cost offset for each alternative was estimated using modeling.
For further details, read the following section in the DEIS
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