Nedsbar Forest Management Project
Welcome to the Nedsbar Forest Management Project. This site is intended to provide you with up-to-date information on the planning process and how you can be involved.
What Is the BLM Proposing?
The Medford District's Ashland Resource Area is proposing to conduct forest management activities in the Upper Applegate and Little Applegate River Watersheds. Outreach for this project began in the spring of 2014.
The approximately 18,900-acre Nedsbar planning area, located in southern Oregon, lies southeast of Ruch, Oregon. Land ownership in the planning area is primarily BLM-administered lands, but also includes private lands (located mostly near the valley floor) and a small amount of Forest Service-administered lands. The Nedsbar Project is located on lands allocated as the Applegate Adaptive Management Area (AMA) in the Medford District Resource Management Plan (RMP). A portion of the Nedsbar planning area (2,430 acres) is located within the Little Applegate and Beaver Creek Tier 1 Key Watersheds.
The purpose of this project is to:
- Ensure sustainable forest production, and the renewable resources they provide, by managing forests to improve conifer forest vigor and growth;
- Provide forest products from lands allocated to planned, sustainable harvest in accordance with the Medford District's Resource Management Plan;
- Maintain a transportation system within the planning area that serves the management of resource program areas including timber management in an environmentally sound manner.
For more information about this project, please view the following resources:
How You Can Be Involved
Nedsbar Forest Management Project Open House
July 22, 2014
The Jacksonville Library
340 West C Street
BLM_OR_MD_Mail@blm.gov (please specify "Nedsbar Project" in the subject line)
Mail or in PersonBureau of Land Management
Medford District Office
Ashland Resource Area
3040 Biddle Road
Medford, OR 97504
TelephoneAshland Resource Area Field Manager