Project development necessary for implementation of land use plans (Resource Management Plans) requires analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). NEPA ensures that the BLM (and other Federal agencies) consider the impact of an action on the quality of the human environment before decisions are made and the action is taken. Two types of NEPA documents that are prepared and provide opportunity for public involvement are Environmental Impact Statements and Environmental Assessments. There are certain actions which have been categorically excluded from further NEPA analysis because it has been determined that the actions have insignificant effects on the human environment. These actions are documented in a Categorical Exclusion review. Until recently, these types of actions were not subject to public review. New categories of excluded actions, including fuels and forest health treatments, now provide for a public review period for those actions.
Project planning updates provide BLM a means to achieve public scoping by notifying the public of the status of projects in the process of planning and analysis for implementation in the near future or currently being implemented. These updates are produced annually for each district.
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For a list of state level plans, view the existing plans page.
For corrected NEPA document numbers for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2009, view the new NEPA numbering system (PDF).
Key Planning Efforts in Medford
- Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument
- Evans Creek Forest Management Project
- Middle Applegate Watershed Pilot Joe Project
- Mountain of the Rogue Trail Project
- Table Rocks Management Plan
- Trail Creek Forest Management Project
- Williams IVM Project
Documents Currently Under Public Review
The following list contains NEPA documents that are currently available for public review, protest, or appeal.
|Project Name||Start Date||End Date||Doc Type||Resource Area|
|Aquatic and Riparian Habitat Enhancement||4/18/14||5/05/14||FONSI/Decision Record||Medford DO|
|Gold Hill Irrigation District Diversion Structure Improvement Project||4/21/14||5/06/14||Categorical Exclusion / Decision Record||Medford DO|
|South Fork Little Butte (SFLB) Forest Management Project||4/04/14||5/09/14||Scoping Letter||Ashland|
|Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Box R Ranch (Rowlett) Land Exchange||4/16/14||5/16/14||Environmental Assessment||Ashland|
Existing/Historic Documents (5 Most Recent)
The following list contains NEPA documents that have passed the public review period.
|Project Name||Date||Doc Type||Resource Area|
|Determination of NEPA Adequacy for East Fork Evans Creek Dispersed Campsite Barricading||4/21/2014||Documentation of NEPA Adequacy||Butte Falls|
|Silviculture Pre-Commercial Thinning Project||4/14/2014||Documentation of NEPA Adequacy||Medford DO|
|Root Wad Extraction Project||4/08/2014||Categorical Exclusion / Decision Record||Ashland|
|PacifiCorp Electrical Line Right-of-Way Grant Reauthorization, OR 24416||4/08/2014||Categorical Exclusion / Decision Record||Ashland|
|Silviculture Planting-Scalping-Netting Project||4/02/2014||Documentation of NEPA Adequacy||Ashland|
Project Planning Updates
- Medford's Messenger - Winter 2013/2014 (PDF)
- Medford's Messenger - Fall 2013 (PDF)
- Medford's Messenger - Summer 2013 (PDF)
- Medford's Messenger - Spring 2013 (PDF)
- Medford's Messenger - Winter 2012/2013 (PDF)
- Medford's Messenger - Fall 2012 (PDF)
- Medford's Messenger - Spring 2012 (PDF)
- Medford's Messenger - Winter 2011/2012 (PDF)
- Medford's Messenger - Fall 2011 (PDF)
- Medford's Messenger - Summer 2011 (PDF)
- Medford's Messenger - Spring 2011 (PDF)
- Medford's Messenger - Summer 2010 (PDF)
- Medford's Messenger - Winter 2010 (PDF)
- Medford's Messenger - Spring 2010 (PDF)
- Medford's Messenger - Winter 2009 (PDF)
- Medford's Messenger - Fall 2009 (PDF)
- Medford's Messenger - Fall 2008 (PDF)
- Medford's Messenger - Summer 2008 (PDF)
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