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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Oregon / Washington

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Project: Fire Resiliency Project

Project Status: Planning Completed
Office Location: Medford
Resource Area: Grants Pass
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-M080-2010-003-EA  Decision Rationale
Document Publish Date: 5/31/2012
Summary: The Boomerang Timber Sale is located on the Grants Pass Resource Area, Medford District, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) near Glendale. The Boomerang Timber Sale will commercially thin one of the five harvest units analyzed under the Revised Fire Resiliency Project Environmental Assessment. The 85 acre 1-3L unit will be harvested through a density management silvicultural treatment. The 85 acre unit is classified as 68 years of age. The unit was not included in the Fire Resiliency Stewardship because it was determined to better fit under a timber sale contract. Contact Martin Lew, 541-471-6504.
Public Protest/Appeal Start Date : 5/31/2012
Public Protest/Appeal End Date : 6/15/2012
Contact: Martin Lew
Contact Phone: (541) 471-6504
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-M080-2010-003-EA  Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Publish Date: 5/18/2011
Summary: The Medford District Bureau of Land Management, Glendale Resource Area (BLM) Fire Resiliency Project Environmental Assessment (EA) was made available for public comment on April 8, 2011. The need of the project is to improve forest health, provide economic benefits and reduce the fire hazard within the Fire Resiliency Project Planning Area.
Public Protest/Appeal Start Date : 5/16/2011
Public Protest/Appeal End Date : 5/31/2011
Contact: Martin Lew
Contact Phone: (541) 471-6504
Program Areas: Fire/Fuels
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-M080-2010-003-EA  Environmental Assessment
Document Publish Date: 5/16/2011
Summary: The Glendale Field Manager is proposing forest management treatments analyzed under the Revised Fire Resiliency Project Environmental Assessment. As a result of the absence of fire and past management practices, forested lands within the Glendale Resource Area currently have higher fuel loadings and more fire-prone vegetative conditions then existed historically. The Proposal includes approximately 468 acres of understory thinning, 432 acres of density management thinning, thinning in Riparian Reserves, biomass removal, treatment of activity slash, 17 miles of road maintenance, and 2.2 miles temporary route reconstruction/construction. Activity slash would be handpiled and burned, or lopped and scattered to reduce fire hazard. The Revised Fire Resiliency Project EA replaces and supersedes the original Fire Resiliency Project EA (DOI-BLM-OR-M080-2010-003-EA) previously released on April 8, 2011. Minor changes to the original EA were made in consideration of public comments and internal review.
Public Review Start Date : N/A - Historic
Public Review End Date : N/A - Historic
Contact: Martin Lew
Contact Phone: (541) 471-6504
Program Areas: Fire/Fuels, Timber/Silviculture, Transportation/Travel/Access
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-M080-2010-003-EA  Decision Record
Document Publish Date: 5/16/2011
Summary: This Decision Record documents the decision regarding forest management activities analyzed under the Revised Fire Resiliency Project Environmental Assessment (DOI-BLM-OR-M0802010-003-EA). The Proposal analyzed under the Revised EA included approximately 468 acres ofunderstory thinning, 432 acres ofdensity management thinning, thinning in Riparian Reserves, biomass removal, treatment ofactivity slash, 17 miles ofroad maintenance, and 2.2 miles temporary route reconstruction/construction. Activity slash would be handpiled and burned, or lopped and scattered to reduce fire hazard. The Planning Area is within the Lawson and Rattlesnake drainages within the Glendale Resource Area ofthe Medford District Bureau ofLand Management. The Lawson Creek area is located approximately five miles northeast ofthe town ofGlendale, Oregon in Township 32 South, Range 6 West Sections 1, 11. The Rattlesnake Creek area is located three miles southwest of Glendale in Township 33 South, Range 6 West, Sections 6, 7, IS; and Township 33 South, Range 7 West, Sections 1, 11.
Public Protest/Appeal Start Date : 5/16/2011
Public Protest/Appeal End Date : 5/31/2011
Contact: Martin Lew
Contact Phone: (541) 471-6504
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture, Transportation/Travel/Access
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-M080-2010-003-EA  Environmental Assessment
Document Publish Date: 4/13/2011
Summary: The Glendale Field Manager is proposing forest management treatments under the Fire Resiliency Project. As a result of the absence of fire and past management practices, forested lands within the Glendale Resource Area currently have higher fuel loadings and more fire-prone vegetative conditions then existed historically. The Proposal includes approximately 468 acres of understory thinning, 432 acres of density management thinning, Riparian Reserve thinning, biomass removal, treatment of activity slash, 17 miles of road maintenance, and 2.2 miles temporary route reconstruction/construction. Activity slash would be handpiled and burned, or lopped and scattered to reduce fire hazard. The Fire Resiliency Project is located within the Lawson and Rattlesnake drainages within the Glendale Resource Area of the Medford District Bureau of Land Management. The Lawson Creek area is located approximately five miles northeast of the town of Glendale, Oregon in Township 32 South, Range 6 West Sections 1, 11. The Rattlesnake Creek area is located three miles southwest of Glendale in Township 33 South, Range 6 West, Sections 6, 7; and Township 33 South, Range 7 West, Sections 1, 11.
Public Review Start Date : 4/08/2011
Public Review End Date : 5/09/2011
Contact: Martin Lew
Contact Phone: (541) 471-6504
Program Areas: Fire/Fuels, Timber/Silviculture, Transportation/Travel/Access
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-M080-2010-003  Scoping Letter
Document Publish Date: 9/10/2010
Summary: The Glendale Resource Area of the Medford District BLM is proposing the Fire Resiliency Project to create fire resilient forests on a landscape scale, up to 10,000 acres. As a result of the absence of fire, forested lands within the Glendale Resource Area currently have higher fuel loadings and more fire-prone vegetative conditions. Implementation of this Project would be a maximum of ten years. The initial phase of the project identifies specific areas to be treated. Future project activities would be assessed as to whether the effects were anticipated or determined to be adequately analyzed under the environmental analysis document. Please provide comments to the the Fire Resileincy Project Scoping Report before October 10, 2010 to the Glendale Field Manager, 2164 NE Spalding Avenue, Grants Pass, OR. For further information call Martin Lew, Environmental Coordinator, at (541) 471-6504.
Public Review Start Date : 9/10/2010
Public Review End Date : 10/10/2010
Contact: Martin Lew
Contact Phone: (541) 471-6504
Program Areas: Fire/Fuels
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-M080-2010-0003-EA  Scoping Letter
Document Publish Date: 6/02/2010
Summary: The Glendale Resource Area of the Medford District BLM will be holding a public meeting on June 12, 2010 (Saturday) at the Wolf Creek Community Center (100 Railroad Ave, Wolf Creek, OR) to introduce the Fire Resiliency Project to local communities. The public meeting will offer information, answer questions, and gather input. The project is designed to restore a healthy and resilient fire-adapted ecosystem on a landscape scale by promoting fire resiliency through forest management activities. Contact Martin Lew, Glendale Planning and Environmental Coordinator at (541) 471-6504.
Public Review Start Date : N/A - Historic
Public Review End Date : N/A - Historic
Contact: Martin Lew
Contact Phone: (541) 471-6504
Program Areas: Fire/Fuels