(1) The department shall emulate natural spatial
patterns of patch size and shape to the extent practicable. Underlying
processes and their resultant pre-management patterns shall be taken into
account in design of projects while recognizing that previous management activities
may have altered the landscape through fragmentation or disruption of
linkages. The department shall consider the effects of fragmentation and
connectivity at the project level.
(2) The department shall
consider other factors that influence the ability to emulate natural spatial
patterns, including public sentiments, and other RESOURCES.