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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Oregon / Washington

Middle Applegate Watershed Pilot (Medford) Maps

The Middle Applegate Watershed Pilot is a collaborative project between the Medford District, the Applegate Partnership, the Southern Oregon Small Diameter Collaborative, the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest and others. Informed by the results of the collaborative Applegate Fire Learning Network's landscape assessments and multiple values mapping, a project was identified and nominated by local collaborative groups to the Secretary of the Interior for consideration as a landscape level restoration pilot. The Secretary accepted the proposal to be a pilot for the landscape restoration of dry Douglas-fir forests based on the approaches developed Jerry Franklin and Norm Johnson.

Pilot Joe Demonstration Project (Phase 1) Proposed Action Map (5/2011)
This map shows an overview of the areas selected for demonstration of the ecological restoration work proposed in the Pilot Joe project. The Late Successional Emphasis Areas (LSEA) provide large blocks of dense, older forest cover for species such as spotted owls that require those forest conditions. The proposed restoration work is downslope and adjacent to the LSEAs. Goals of the restoration work include increasing resistance/resilience of forest stands and landscape to wildfire, drought and insects by reducing stand densities and ladder fuels, shifting species composition from the current dominance of Douglas-fir to include more pine and hardwoods and conserving and improving the survivability of trees greater than 150 years old.
Pilot Thompson Project (Phase 2) Vicinity Map - Scoping (9/2011)
The Medford District Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Ashland Resource Area, is continuing the implementation of the Middle Applegate Watershed Pilot Project by proposing ecological forestry projects within the approximate 23,000-acre Thompson Creek 6th field watershed, including Ferris Gulch.
Pilot Thompson Project Potential Treatment Areas (2/2012)
The Applegate Partnership, Southern Oregon Small Diameter Collaborative, and Medford BLM hosted a public meeting on February 22, 2012 to share information and engage the public in the design and implementation of the Pilot Thompson Project. At the meeting BLM specialists described the development process used to identify the Late Successional Emphasis Areas (LSEAs) and the process used for identifying potential treatment areas. This map shows an overview of the potential restoration treatment areas that have been identified.
Pilot Thompson Scoping 2 Map
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Since the first scoping letter in September 2011, the BLM has been working to develop a more detailed proposal by identifying potential treatment areas and transportation needs. The project is still in the developmental phase and changes will likely occur.
Pilot Thompson Scoping 2 Map
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Since the first scoping letter in September 2011, the BLM has been working to develop a more detailed proposal by identifying potential treatment areas and transportation needs. The project is still in the developmental phase and changes will likely occur.
Pilot Thompson Scoping 2 Map
(3 of 3)

Since the first scoping letter in September 2011, the BLM has been working to develop a more detailed proposal by identifying potential treatment areas and transportation needs. The project is still in the developmental phase and changes will likely occur.