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Project: Steens Mountain Comprehensive Recreation Plan

Project Status: Planning Completed
Office Location: Burns
Resource Area: Andrews
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-B060-2009-0058-EA  Environmental Assessment / FONSI
Document Publish Date: 1/14/2015
Summary: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Burns District, conducted an analysis of recreational facilities and activities within and adjacent to Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Area (CMPA). This Comprehensive Recreation Plan (CRP) Environmental Assessment was first released in March 2014. A Sept. 2014 ruling from the Interior Board of Land Appeals (IBLA) on the Nov. 2007 Decision regarding the Steens Mountain Travel Management Plan (TMP) changed some information for the CRP concerning TMP-designated "obscure routes." This second opportunity for public comment on the CRP addresses the BLM's proposed management plan for the 33 segments (totaling approximately 36 miles) of obscure routes. The BLM is soliciting comments specifically on Alternative A (No Action) and Sub-alternative B (Modification of Additional Routes). Route analysis forms can be found here: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/burns/plans/steens-rec/index.php
Public Review Start Date : 1/14/2015
Public Review End Date : 2/13/2015
Contact: Burns District Office
Contact Phone: (541) 573-4400
Program Areas: Recreation
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-B060-2009-0058-EA  Environmental Assessment / FONSI
Document Publish Date: 3/19/2014
Summary: he Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Burns District Office, has prepared and released for public input, the Steens Mountain Comprehensive Recreation Plan (CRP): an Environmental Assessment (EA) (DOI-BLM-OR-B060-201-0045-EA) and an unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for expected recreational activities and associated facilities that may be desired in the Steens Mountain area, including, but not limited to: campgrounds, trails, interpretive sites, access points, viewing areas and dispersed recreation opportunities. Among other things, if it is determined to be in the best public interest, the Steens Mountain CRP final decision may add to the non-motorized trail system and could close non-motorized or motorized routes designated under the Steens Mountain Travel Management Plan.
Public Review Start Date : 3/19/2014
Public Review End Date : 5/03/2014
Contact: Burns District Office
Contact Phone: 541-573-4400
Program Areas: Recreation