(1) The department shall consider the
following factors when harvesting timber where greater than 50 contiguous acres
of flammulated owl preferred habitat types exist:
seral ponderosa pine on sites where historical fire regimes favor it.
older-aged ponderosa pine or, secondarily, Douglas-fir for retention or
recruitment on warm, dry slopes.
and recruit large-sized snags pursuant to ARM 36.11.404.
up dense stands on warm, dry slopes towards a basal area of 35 to 80 square
(e) Promote non-uniform
stands and retain occasional dense patches of conifer regeneration and shrubs.