(1) The department shall manage forested state trust lands at different levels of intensity depending on biological productivity and economic potential.  The department shall make investments according to trust law to maximize revenue over the long-term for the beneficiary, and to accomplish forest management objectives.

(a) The department shall retain flexibility in order to produce long-term stable income and pursue other income opportunities as guided by changing markets for new and traditional uses.  Other site-specific income opportunities may occur on a minor amount of forest acreage.  These uses may diverge from elements of ARM 36.11.401 through 36.11.445, but would not compromise the overall fundamental premise of managing for biodiversity and forest health.

(2) The department shall review on an annual basis its financial and economic assumptions used in management decisions.

(3) The department shall prepare an annual revenue/cost summary for the forest management programs.

History: 77-1-202, 77-1-209, 77-5-201, 77-5-204, MCA; IMP, 77-5-116, 77-5-204, 77-5-206, 77-5-207, MCA; NEW, 2003 MAR p. 397, Eff. 3/14/03.