Middle McKenzie Landscape Area
The Northwest Forest Plan (1994) established adaptive management areas (AMAs) to test new methods of achieving resource and conservation goals. The Central Cascades AMA is specifically identified and is also referenced in the Eugene Resource Management Plan (RMP) (1995). Management in the AMA will provide for well-distributed late successional habitat outside reserves, retention of key structural elements in regeneration harvests, restoration and protection of riparian zones, as well as a provision for a stable supply of timber. The RMP directed completion of a site-specific management plan, the Middle McKenzie Landscape Design (MMLD), which was completed in 2001.
The McKenzie Landscape Project is in Oregon and California Railroad Revested Lands (O&C Lands). Under the O&C Act 1937, BLM is required to manage this land as permanent forestland for the production and harvest of a sustainable yield of timber to the community, protect watersheds, regulate stream flow, contribute to the economic stability of local communities and industries, and to provide recreation opportunities.
- Scoping letter (PDF)
- Middle McKenzie Landscape Project Scoping Meeting PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)
- Middle McKenzie Landscape Design (PDF)
- Middle McKenzie Landscape Project Map (PDF)
- Middle McKenzie Proposed Harvest Areas with 2009 Imagery (PDF)
- Middle McKenzie Proposed Harvest Areas (PDF)
- Middle McKenzie Proposed Harvest Areas with Estimated Age Class (PDF)
How Can You Be Involved?
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Eugene District Office, Upper Willamette Resource Area is beginning an environmental assessment (EA) for the McKenzie Landscape Project (EA No: DOI-BLM-OR060-2013-0005-EA) and is seeking input.
The BLM will hold a public meeting at the McKenzie Fire and Rescue Building (42870 McKenzie HWY, Leaburg, OR 97489) September 26th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. BLM will provide background information on the area and project and will be asking for additional issues to be considered. Due to the government shutdown, the public scoping period has been extended through November 3, 2013.
Please send questions or comments to:
Eugene District BLM, 3106 Pierce Parkway, Suite E, Springfield, OR 97477
E-mail BLM_OR_EU_Mail@blm.gov, ATTN: Kristine Struck