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R6-FS-2400-135 - USDA Forest Service

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									USDA Forest Service                                                           R6-FS-2400-135 (05/2010)



                          Timber Sale Preparation Elements


           Forest:                                        District:
       Sale Name:
                      TMS
       Sale Type:     Scale         CCF           MBF
Date(s) Cruised:                                     Date(s) Check Cruised:




                                                                               COMPLETED
                      SALE PREPARATION ELEMENTS
                                                                               Yes    No
A. CRUISE DESIGN/PLAN
   1. Harvest Guidelines
      a. Stand marking guides
      b. Minimum product merchantability specifications
   2. Sample Method Analysis
      a. Population stratification identification
      b. Precruise documentation
      c. Sampling intensity/allocation documentation
      d. Cost analysis of cruise methods
      e. Sample error standards
      f. KPI Estimates (3P sampling)
   3. Sampling Controls
      a. Sample tree/plot distribution and location
      b. Plot monumentation
      c. Cruise trees numbered
      d. Supplemental samples
      e. Limiting distance/Borderline Trees
   4. Other
      a. Visible Defect Deduction Instructions
      b. Hidden Defect and Breakage Instructions
      c. Tree Height Instructions
      d. Special Measurement Techniques
B. TREE VOLUME DETERMINATION
  1. Volume Estimators
     a. Stem Profile Equation (Ingy/Flewelling)
     b. 616 Equation (Behr’s)
  2. Form Class
C. TIMBER DESIGNATION AND PRODUCT
   ACCOUNTABILITY
  1.   Unit Boundary Instructions/Applications
  2.   Tree Designation Instructions/Applications
  3.   Tracer Paint Testing and Security
  4.   Documentation for Sale Accomplishment/Modifications



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                                                                                 COMPLETED
                      SALE PREPARATION ELEMENTS
                                                                                 Yes    No
D. AREA DETERMINATION
 1.   Traverse Notes Security/Availability
 2.   Is Traverse Metadata Complete
 3.   Traverse Maps Available
 4.   Error of Closure
 5.   First Station Marked with Stake
 6.   Traverse Boundary Follows Posted Unit Boundary
E. FINAL CRUISE CARD/PRINTOUT AUDIT
 1.   Cruise Cards Complete/Legible
 2.   Tree Data Input Accurately
 3.   Sample Error Standards Met
 4.   Validation of Volume Reports
 5.   Validate Species/Sample/Appraisal Groups
 6.   Tree Tally Documented and Input Accurately
F. DRAFT SALE AREA MAP
 1. Unit Locations
 2. Road Locations
 3. Unit Designation (CC, ITM, LTM)
G. SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS
 1. Local Saftey Issues ie: Paint Safety Films
 2. Tailgate Safety Meeting Prior to Cruising
H. CRUISED BY CERTIFIED CRUISERS
 I. SATISFACTORY TIMBER SALE CRUISE EVALUATION
J. CERTIFICATION OF CRUISE STANDARDS
    DOCUMENTED AND SIGNED BY DISTRICT RANGER
K. JUSTIFICATION DOCUMENTATION FOR NOT SELLING TMS



              Reference remarks with the specific “Element” number from checklist above.

ELEMENT #                                              REMARKS




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ELEMENT #              REMARKS, continued




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USDA Forest Service                                                                                                  R6-FS-2400-135 (05/2010)


                                        UNIT NUMBERS BY CRUISE METHOD
  100%                                                                      FCM
   STR                                                                       PNT
    3P                                                                      PCM
 FIXED                                                                     OTHER



                                                 CRUISER INFORMATION
                                                                                              ORIGINAL
                                                                  LEVEL OF                                               DATE OF LAST
     CRUISER NAME                       DISTRICT                                            CERTIFICATION
                                                                CERTIFICATION                                            MAINTENANCE
                                                                                                DATE




                                                          PREPARED BY


                      Signature                                                     Title                                      Date



                               *** CERTIFICATION OF CRUISE STANDARDS ***

    I certify that the                                                 Timber Sale has been
   designated and cruised in accordance with the procedures and standards set forth in FSH
   2409.12, Timber Cruising Handbook. All cruise and check cruise records are on file at the
   District Ranger’s office.


                           Forest                                                                    District



            Official’s Signature*                                                      Title                                   Date


*District Ranger or Forest Supervisor
  (WO FSH 2409.12, Chpt. 43.5 & 63.3; R6 FSH 2409.12, 43.5)

     This form is for use by the District sales preparation section to ensure cruise design standards and procedures are met in
     accordance with Timber Cruise Handbook and Manuals. The form is designed as a checklist for achieving the most safe and
     accurate cruise results for the sale. Upon completion of all aspects of the timber sale cruise, a Certification of Cruise Standards
     must be signed the District Ranger, Forest Supervisor or delegated official and filed in the official sale folder for future review.
     This form or the cover page of the cruise can be used for Certification of Cruise Standards.

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                                                   REFERENCES


 A. CRUISE DESIGN/PLAN                                         E. FINAL CRUISE PRINTOUT AUDIT
     Cruise Plan Required, FSM 2442.2, 08/13/04                    1. WO 2409.12, 08/28/02, Chpt. 42.41, 42.5
     1a. WO 2409.12, 08/28/02, Chpt. 41.2                          2. WO 2409.12, 08/28/02, Chpt. 42.42, 42.5, 43.1
     1b. WO 2409.12, 08/28/02, Chpt. 41.5                          3 WO 2409.12, 08/28/02, Chpt. 41.1, 43.2, 63.3
     2a. WO 2409.12 12/23/93, Chpt. 31.5                           4. WO 2409.12, 08/28/02, Chpt. 43.1
         WO 2409.12, 08/28/02, Chpt. 41.31, 41.4                   5. WO 2409.12, 08/28/02, Chpt. 43.1
     2b. WO 2409.12, 08/28/02, Chpt. 41.3, 41.31                   7. WO 2409.12, 08/28/02, Chpt. 42.2, 42.42, 42.5,
     2c. WO 2409.12 12/23/93, Chpt. 33.2, 34.3, 35.3,                 43.1
         36.3, 37.14, 37.24, 37.33, 37.43, 37.53               F. SALE AREA MAP
     2d. WO 2409.12 08/28/02, Chpt. 41.31                          1. FSH 2409.18 03/11/03, Chpt. 53.44
     2e. WO 2409.12 08/28/02, Chpt. 41.1                              Timber Sale Contract Provision B(T)1.1
     2f. WO 2409.12 12/23/93, Chpt. 36.2, 36.3                        Sale Area Map
     3a. WO 2409.12 12/23/93, Chpt. 33.11, 34.11,                  2. FSH 2409.18 03/11/03, Chpt. 53.44
         34.21, 35.11, 35.21, 36.11, 36.3, 37.12, 37.22,              Timber Sale Contract Provision B(T)1.1
         37.31, 37.41, 37.51                                          Sale Area Map
     3b. WO 2409.12-99 12/23/93, Chpt. 34.21 & 35.2                3. FSH 2409.18 03/11/03, Chpt. 53.44
         Timber Cruising in the Pacific Northwest                     Sale Area Map
         R6-NR-TM-TP-21-97
     3c. WO 2409.12 12/23/93, Chpt. 33.11, 34.21,              G. SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS
         35.21                                                     1. RO Paint Safety Film
     3d. WO 2409.12, 08/28/02, Chpt. 41.32                         2. Health & Safety Code Hdbk, FSH 6709.11,
     3e. WO 2409.12 12/23/93, Chpt. 34.22 & 35.22                     12/01/99, Chpts. 10, 20, 40
     4a. WO 2409.12 12/23/93, Chpt. 22.3 & 22.31a-d
     4b. WO 2409.12 12/23/93, Chpt. 22.31e                     H. CRUISED BY CERTIFIED CRUISERS
     4c. WO 2409.12 12/23/93, Chpt. 14.2                             FSM 2442.03, 2442.04a 08/13/04
     4d. WO 2409.12 12/23/93, Chpt. 10                               WO 2409.12, 04/20/00 Chpt. 60.4, 61

 B. TREE VOLUME DETERMINATION                                  I. SATISFACTORY TIMBER SALE CRUISE
     1. WO 2409.12 12/23/93, Chpt. 22                             EVALUATION
     1a. WO 2409.12 12/23/93, Chpt. 22                               WO 2409.12, 08/28/02, Chpt. 41.1; 04/20/00
     1b. WO 2409.12 12/23/93, Chpt. 22                               Chpt. 63.3; R6 2409.12-2008-1, 03/03/08 Chpt
     2. WO 2409.12 12/23/93, Chpt. 14.3                              63.1

 C. TIMBER DESIGNATION AND PRODUCT                             J. CERTIFICATION OF CRUISE STANDARDS
     ACCOUNTABILITY                                               DOCUMENTED & SIGNED
     1. WO 2409.12 12/01/09, Chpt. 71.21, 71.22 ,                    WO 2409.12, 08/28/02, Chpt. 43.5; 04/20/00
        71.4, 72.1                                                   63.3; FSM 2442.04C, 01/31/02; R6 2409.12-
        R6 & Forest Accountability Plans                             2008-1, 03/03/08 Chpt 43.5
     2. WO 2409.12 12/01/09, Chpt. 71.2, 71.3, 72.1,
        72.2
     3. WO 2409.12 12/01/09, Chpt. 72.2, 72.3                  K. JUSTIFICATION DOCUMENTATION FOR
     4. WO 2409.12 08/28/02, Chpt. 40, 04/20/00, 63.1             NOT SELLING TMS
        R6 Timber Accountability Plan                                R6 2409.12-2008-1, 03/03/08 Chpt 43.5

 D. AREA DETERMINATION
     1. R6 Timber Accountability Plan
     2. WO 2409.12, 03/03/10 Draft, Chpt. 50
     3. WO 2409.12, 03/03/10 Draft, Chpt. 50
     4. WO 2409.12, 03/03/10 Draft, Chpt. 50
     5. WO 2409.12, 03/03/10 Draft, Chpt. 50
     6. WO 2409.12, 03/03/10 Draft, Chpt. 50




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