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NEPA Analysis

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

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Documents Currently Under Public Review (Sorted by Review Period End Date)

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
Tour de Fronds 20151/27/15 2/11/15 Categorical Exclusion / Decision RecordGrants Pass
Upper Cow Late Successional Reserve Project1/21/15 2/20/15 Scoping LetterGrants Pass
Oregon Gulch Fire Salvage Recovery Project1/23/15 2/23/15 Environmental AssessmentAshland
Table Rocks ACEC Land Donation Environmental Assessment1/23/15 2/27/15 Environmental AssessmentButte Falls
Lower Grave Vegetation Management Project1/14/15 3/02/15 Environmental AssessmentGrants Pass

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
Lower Grave Vegetation Management Project1/28/2015Finding of No Significant Impact Grants Pass
Timber Mountain Trail Rehabilitation 1/16/2015Categorical Exclusion / Decision Record Ashland
Programmatic Integrated Vegetation Management Project (IVMP) Environmental Assessment on Medford District BLM lands1/08/2015Decision Record Butte Falls
Jack Ash Trail Project 12/29/2014Scoping Letter Ashland
Programmatic Integrated Vegetation Management Project (IVMP) Environmental Assessment on Medford District BLM lands12/17/2014FONSI/Decision Record Butte Falls

Project Planning Updates

Public Comments: Before including address, phone number, email-address, or any other personal identifying information in your comments, be advised that your entire comment, including personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While individuals may request that the BLM withhold personal identifying information from public view, the BLM cannot guarantee it will be able to do so. If you wish us to withhold your personal information you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. We will make all submissions from organizations or businesses available for public disclosure in their entirety.