|Summary: The Glendale Field Manager has selected to implement Alternative 2 of the West Thin Project Environmental Assessment (EA) Number DOI-BLM-OR-M080-2009-0005-EA. Alternative 2 includes commercially thinning 351 acres of Douglas-fir. Associated harvest activities include 17 miles of existing road maintenance, 0.6 miles of road renovation, 0.3 miles of temporary road construction and decommissioning after use, and the decommissioning of 0.5 mile of existing road. Implementation of the 351 acre proposal includes a stewardship project that would commercially thin approximately 29 acres, treat 12 acres for density management in a progeny site and remove 1,000 feet of wildlife fence no longer needed. The West Thin EA is in compliance with the 1995 Resource Management Plan, as amended.
The West Thin Planning Area is located north of the community of Glendale, south of Canyon Creek Pass and immediately northwest and southeast of Interstate 5. The legal description of the Planning Area is Township (T) 32 S, Range (R) 5 W, Sections 2-11,14-22, 29-33; T. 32 S, R. 6W, Sections 1-5,8-17,20-29, 33-36; T. 33 S, R. 5W, Sections 4-6; T. 33 S. R. 6W, Sections 1-4, 9-10 and T. 31 S, R. 5 W, Sections 30-32.|