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Project: Greater Sage-grouse Habitat Improvement Project and Resource Plan Amendment

Project Status: Planning Completed
Office Location: Burns
Resource Area: Three Rivers
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-08-025-036-EA  FONSI/Decision Record
Document Publish Date: 7/13/2011
Summary: The Proposed Action (Alternative B) and Alternative C both addressed the purpose of the project, which is to remove juniper expansion to restore, maintain, and improve greater sage-grouse habitat and reestablish travel corridors that once existed between Glass Butte and Rye Grass leks. However, the Proposed Action also analyzed an amendment to the Three Rivers RMP. Since inventories for lands with wilderness characteristics are incomplete for the entire amendment area, Alternative C has been selected for implementation (no amendment). Therefore, the BLM will not issue permits for public harvest of cut juniper or live juniper boughs within the proposed amendment area.
Public Protest/Appeal Start Date : 7/13/2011
Public Protest/Appeal End Date : 8/12/2011
Contact: Burns District Office
Contact Phone: (541) 573-4400
Program Areas: Wildlife
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-08-025-036-EA  Environmental Assessment
Document Publish Date: 7/13/2011
Summary: The purpose of the project is to remove juniper expansion to restore, maintain, and improve greater sage-grouse habitat and reestablish travel corridors that once existed between Glass Butte and Rye Grass leks. Associated benefits of improving sage-grouse habitat include improved watershed health, vigor of native sagebrush-bunchgrass communities, improved habitat for big game and species associated with open sagebrush habitat, such as sage thrasher, sage sparrow, and sagebrush lizards, and improved forage for livestock.
Public Review Start Date : N/A - Historic
Public Review End Date : N/A - Historic
Contact: Burns District Office
Contact Phone: (541) 573-4400
Program Areas: Wildlife