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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Oregon / Washington

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Project: Rum Creek Landscape Management Plan

Project Status: Planning Completed
Office Location: none
Resource Area: Grants Pass
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-M080-2011-005-DNA  Documentation of NEPA Adequacy
Document Publish Date: 6/29/2011
Summary: The Rum Creek Timber Sale (OR110-TS06-28) had a mutual cancellation of the timber sale contract in 2009. The Medford District is proposing to re-offer the cancelled timber sale for bid under the name Double Rum Timber Sale, so the treatments authorized under the Rum Creek Landscape Management Project Decision Record may be completed. The Double Rum Timber Sale is 41 acres of commercial thinning in the Late-Successional Reserve land use allocation under the Medford District's 1995 RMP and within the Late Successional Management Area land use allocation under the 2008 RMP. The Double Rum Timber Sale has units is located in 1992 Northern Spotted Owl Critical Habitat (CHU) OR#65 and within revised Critical Habitat (2008, #14; Federal Register (73): 47326-47522), as designated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; however, treatments would retain the primary constituent elements for northern spotted owl habitat so that its function would be maintained. A Determination of NEPA Adequacy (DNA) reviewed the Double Rum Timber Sale and determined the action is adequately analyzed in the Rum Creek Landscape Management Project Environmental Assessment (EA#OR117-06-01) and in conformance with land use plans. The original Rum Creek Timber Sale notice was released on August 31, 2006, followed by a 15-day protest period as required by 43 CFR 5003.3. The principle of administrative finality precludes any further protest of the original Rum Creek Timber Sale. There have been no changes to the re-offered component of the Double Rum Timber Sale being offered for sale here. Consequently, there is no new protest opportunity, and this decision is effective immediately. However, the lease, permit, or other authorization based on this DNA is subject to protest or appeal under 43 CFR Part 4 and the program-specific regulations.
Public Protest/Appeal Start Date : N/A - Historic
Public Protest/Appeal End Date : N/A - Historic
Contact: Michelle Calvert
Contact Phone: (541) 471-6505
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture
NEPA #: EAOR117-06-01  Decision Record
Document Publish Date: 5/26/2011
Summary: On August 28, 2006, the Grants Pass Field Manager issued a Decision Record for the Rum Creek Landscape Management Project to select Alternative 3 of the Rum Creek Landscape Management Project for implementation, with the exception of deferring 177 acres of fuels treatments and 34 acres of young stand management treatments until additional inventory data regarding resource conditions could be collected.
Public Protest/Appeal Start Date : 8/31/2006
Public Protest/Appeal End Date : 9/15/2006
Contact: Michelle Calvert
Contact Phone: (541) 471-6505
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture
NEPA #: EAOR117-06-01  Environmental Assessment
Document Publish Date: 5/26/2011
Summary: On June 21, 2006, the Grants Pass Field Manager released the Rum Creek Landscape Management Project Environmental Assessment (EA) for public review. The EA analyzed the environmental effects of 1,477 acres of forest management treatments to accelerate the development of younger, previously managed stands while protecting, managing, and enhancing current late-successional stands within the Fish Hook/Galice Late Successional Reserve. The thinning treatments would maintain northern spotted owl habitat. The Project Area (PA) is located approximately 2.5 miles northwest of the town of Galice. The legal description of the PA is T33S, R8W, Sections 33, 34; and T34S, R8W, Sections 3-4, 8-11, 15-17, 21-22.
Public Review Start Date : 6/28/2006
Public Review End Date : 7/28/2006
Contact: Michelle Calvert
Contact Phone: (541) 471-6505
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture