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Project: Blue Ridge Communication Site Fuels Reduction and Beam Path Maintenance

Project Status: Planning Completed
Office Location: Coos Bay
Resource Area: Umpqua
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-C030-2010-0007-EA  Environmental Assessment / FONSI
Document Publish Date: 9/08/2011
Summary: Summary: Environmental Assessment and signed FONSI for the Blue Ridge Communication Site Beam Path Maintenance and Fuels Reduction. This project is intended to remove trees that are currently and projected to interfere with communication signals to and from the Blue Ridge Communication Site and to reduce fuel loading around communication site infrastructure.
Public Review Start Date : N/A - Historic
Public Review End Date : N/A - Historic
Contact: Coos Bay District Office
Contact Phone: (541) 756-0100
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-C040-2010-0001-EA Scopi  Scoping Letter
Document Publish Date: 12/04/2010
Summary: Two site maintenance projects are proposed within forested stands, less than 80 years old, on lands in the General Forest Management Area (GFMA) land use allocation. The beam path maintenance would consist of clearing trees based on 40 foot wide spacing along 11 separate beam paths of variable lengths from approximately 100 to 5200 feet in length. The linear clearings would total approximately 23 acres. The existing tree heights and ground elevation in relation to the height of the towers would be analyzed to determine which trees to remove. Removal would be by ground based and cable harvest systems. One end suspension would be required. The fuels reduction treatment would include: clearing all standing vegetation within a 300 foot radius of the communication site (approximately six acres), and thinning approximately 12.5 acres surrounding the new clearing to reduce fuel continuity.
Public Review Start Date : 12/05/2010
Public Review End Date : 1/03/2011
Contact: Coos Bay District Office
Contact Phone: (541) 756-0100
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture