Table 1. Koyukon respondent forest goals.


Primary forest goal: maintain subsistence resources and access in a healthy landscape

Supporting goals:
Abundance of wildlife, including large game like moose or caribou, furbearers, waterfowl, birds, rabbits, and even mice, lemmings, and bugs to support the food chain
Accessible trails
Abundant berries
Abundant trees, including birch trees
Wood available for house logs and heating
Forests and wetlands with sufficient water, trees and plants not drying out
Maintain permafrost
Sufficient old-growth forest for shelter, habitat, and beauty
New growth for animals to eat
Healthy soil and water, free from pollution
Lack of infections such as spruce bark beetle
Scenic beauty
Not overgrown with bushes or grass