4FRI Monitoring

Mission 

The 4FRI Multi-Party Monitoring Board (MPMB) will support the 4FRI Stakeholder Group by coordinating multi-party monitoring under Section 4003(g)(4) of Title IV of the CFLRA.  To this end, the MPMB will work closely with the USFS Monitoring Coordinator.  The Board’s mission will be to ensure that 4FRI monitoring results in collaborative learning, which in turn should inform whether treatments are helping to restore a fire adapted ecosystem and more resilient ecological and socioeconomic processes across the entire 2.4 million acre landscape, according to the 4FRI Adaptive Management, Biophysical and Socioeconomic Monitoring Plan see: http://a123.g.akamai.net/7/123/11558/abc123/forestservic.download.akamai.com/11558/www/nepa/75512_FSPLT3_2395407.pdf).

Goals                                                        

  1. Ensure general compliance with the 4FRI Monitoring Plan that was collaboratively drafted by the stakeholder group (SHG) and the USFS and included as an appendix in the 4FRI First Analysis Area FEIS;
  2. Review post treatment ecological and socioeconomic monitoring data with respect to adaptive management triggers and thresholds;
  3. Deliver preliminary adaptive management recommendations on triggers/thresholds to the SHG, providing evaluations of “if” and “how” to proceed when triggers/thresholds are hit;
  4. Ensure that the 4FRI SHG stays regularly informed on the progress of 4FRI monitoring;
  5. Disseminate monitoring lessons learned (and raw data as necessary) in a transparent and objective manner, and
  6. Adapt and improve this Charter and the Monitoring Plan as necessary to incorporate lessons learned from monitoring and practice for adaptive management.