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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Oregon / Washington

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Blue Ridge Communication Site Fuels Reduction and Beam Path Maintenance

Coos Bay

Documents in Project

Scoping Letter DOI-BLM-OR-C040-2010-0001-EA Scopi Planning Completed
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.
Coos Bay District Office
(541) 756-0100
n/a
Resource Area: Umpqua
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture
Download: BRCSBP_Scpg.pdf
Document Publish Date
Comment:
12/04/2010
12/05/2010 - 01/03/2011
Environmental Assessment,Finding of No Significant Impact DOI-BLM-OR-C030-2010-0007-EA Planning Completed
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.
Coos Bay District Office
(541) 756-0100
n/a
Resource Area: Umpqua
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture
Download: BluRdgCommSiteFnl.pdf
Document Publish Date
09/08/2011

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