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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Oregon / Washington

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Project: DEER NORTH VEGETATION MANAGEMENT PROJECT

Project Status: Planning Completed
Office Location: Medford
Resource Area: Grants Pass
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-M070-2009-001O-EA  Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Publish Date: 6/30/2011
Summary: The Grants Pass Field Manager has decided to implement Alternative 3 of the Deer North Vegetation Managment EA, referred to hereafter as the Selected Alternative. The Selected Alternative includes a reduction of approximately 107 acres of harvest for the four harvest units of the Deer North Timber Sale (see attached map). The reduction of acres from what was projected under the EA is due to the exclusion of portions of the stands too small for commercial harvest, red tree voles (RTV) and Recovery Action 32 (RA 32) buffers. Also, the silvicultural prescription of density management/understory removal for unit 7-11 has been modified to density management/modified group selection. The Selected Alternative includes treating approximately 98 acres through density management with modified group selections. Approximately 18 acres will be cable yarded and 80 acres will be tractor yarded. Treatment of created activity slash includes 54 acres of hand pile and burn and 44 acres of lop and scatter. Road maintenance will occur on approximately 7 miles of existing roads and approximately 1,100 feet of existing temporary routes.
Contact: Martin Lew
Contact Phone: (541) 471-6504
Program Areas: Riparian/Aquatic/Fisheries, Timber/Silviculture, Transportation/Travel/Access, Wildlife
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-M070-2009-001O-EA  Decision Record
Document Publish Date: 6/30/2011
Summary: The Grants Pass Field Manager has decided to implement Alternative 3 of the Deer North Vegetation Managment EA, referred to hereafter as the Selected Alternative. The Selected Alternative includes a reduction of approximately 107 acres of harvest for the four harvest units of the Deer North Timber Sale (see attached map). The reduction of acres from what was projected under the EA is due to the exclusion of portions of the stands too small for commercial harvest, red tree voles (RTV) and Recovery Action 32 (RA 32) buffers. Also, the silvicultural prescription of density management/understory removal for unit 7-11 has been modified to density management/modified group selection. The Selected Alternative includes treating approximately 98 acres through density management with modified group selections. Approximately 18 acres will be cable yarded and 80 acres will be tractor yarded. Treatment of created activity slash includes 54 acres of hand pile and burn and 44 acres of lop and scatter. Road maintenance will occur on approximately 7 miles of existing roads and approximately 1,100 feet of existing temporary routes.
Public Protest/Appeal Start Date : 6/30/2011
Public Protest/Appeal End Date : 7/15/2011
Contact: Martin Lew
Contact Phone: (541) 471-6504
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture, Transportation/Travel/Access
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-M070-2009-0010-EA  Environmental Assessment
Document Publish Date: 4/04/2011
Summary: The Grants Pass Field Manager is proposing forest management activities on approximately 750 to 800 acres (varying by alternative) that are analyzed within the Deer North Vegetation Management Project Environmental Assessment (DOI-BLM-M070-2009-010-EA). A combination of regeneration harvesting, commercial thinning, non-commercial thinning and group selection harvesting treatments are proposed, varying by alternative. Road work could include up to 0.5 miles of new permanent road construction, 0.8 miles of new temporary route construction, and the maintenance of up to 32 miles of existing roads (i.e., road grading, rock surfacing, and water drainage improvements). The Deer North Vegetation Management Project Planning Area is located west of the city of Selma in Josephine County in the northwest section of the Deer Creek watershed. The legal description of the Planning Area is T37S, R7W Sections 29,31,33 and T38S, R7W Sections 3,5,6,7, 9,11.
Public Review Start Date : 4/01/2011
Public Review End Date : 5/03/2011
Contact: Martin Lew
Contact Phone: (541) 471-6504
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture, Transportation/Travel/Access