Items starting with M
The general large scale climate of a large area, as distinguished from the smaller scale micro climates within it.
Geographic areas that the local official determines are of a shape and position within the landscape for reasonable achievement of the long-term conservation of roadless characteristics. For example, many long narrow strips or 'stringers' between two highly developed areas would usually not be considered manageable.
A decision made by the BLM to manage public lands. Management decisions include both land use plan decisions and implementation decisions.
A wildlife species whose population will indicate the health of the ecosystem in which it lives and consequently, the effects of forest management activities to that ecosystem. MIS species are selected by land management agencies. (See "indicator species".)
The individual parcels defined in the geographic information system (GIS) database. For reporting purposes, forests often group several map units into a single named inventoried roadless area.