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Project: Middle Applegate Watershed Pilot Thompson Project

Project Status: Planning Completed
Office Location: none
Resource Area: Ashland
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-M060-2013-0003-REA  Decision Record
Document Publish Date: 8/21/2013
Summary: I previously made a decision to implement a modified version of Alternative 2, consisting of timber harvest and follow-up pre-commercial thinning/fuels reduction treatments, temporary road construction, road renovation, road maintenance, and the decommissioning of a selection of roads identified in the Pilot Thompson Project Revised EA. I am now making a 2nd decision to implement the decommissioning of additional roads that were identified and analyzed in the Revised EA.
Public Protest/Appeal Start Date : 8/29/2013
Public Protest/Appeal End Date : 9/12/2013
Contact: Stephanie Kelleher
Contact Email: skellehe@blm.gov
Contact Phone: 541-618-2205
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-M060-2013-0003-REA  Decision Record
Document Publish Date: 8/06/2013
Summary: This document describes the Ashland Resource Area Field Manager's decision, and reasons for his decision, regarding the selection of a course of action to be implemented for the Pilot Thompson Project.
Public Protest/Appeal Start Date : 8/15/2013
Public Protest/Appeal End Date : 8/30/2013
Contact: Stephanie Kelleher
Contact Email: skellehe@blm.gov
Contact Phone: 541-618-2205
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-M060-2013-0003-REA  Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Publish Date: 8/06/2013
Summary: Based on the context and intensity of the impacts analyzed in the Pilot Thompson Revised Environmental Assessment (Chapter 3), the Medford District BLM has determined that the decision to implement the proposal, as described in the Decision Record for the Pilot Thompson Project, is not a major Federal action that would significantly affect the quality of the human environment, individually or cumulatively, with other actions in the general area.
Contact: Stephanie Kelleher
Contact Email: skellehe@blm.gov
Contact Phone: 541-618-2205
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-M060-2013-0003-REA  Environmental Assessment
Document Publish Date: 7/31/2013
Summary: As part of the broader Middle Applegate Watershed Pilot, the Pilot Thompson Project in the Medford District BLM proposes to treat 2,354 to 2,720 acres of Dry Forest vegetation using various commercial and non-commercial forest management methods described in detail in Chapter 2. The ecological forestry project will be achieved by implementing a series of forest prescriptions that define the size of material, the species and the conditions that guide selection of trees to be removed or retained. Each prescription is tailored to a specific forest type based on plant associations. The implementation of these prescriptions is referred to as a "treatment" or "thinning." This Revised Environmental Assessment (REA) documents the environmental analysis conducted to estimate the site-specific effects on the human environment that may result from the implementation of the Pilot Thompson Project on BLM-administered lands. The analysis documented in this REA will provide the BLM responsible official, the Ashland Resource Area Field Manager, with current information to aid in the decision-making process.
Public Review Start Date : N/A - Historic
Public Review End Date : N/A - Historic
Contact: Stephanie Kelleher
Contact Email: skellehe@blm.gov
Contact Phone: 541-618-2205
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-M060-2013-0003-EA  Environmental Assessment
Document Publish Date: 2/21/2013
Summary: The BLM, Ashland Resource Area, proposes to implement the Pilot Thompson Project by treating 2,356 to 2,723 acres of dry forest vegetation using various commercial and non-commercial forest management methods. The ecological forestry project will be achieved by implementing a series of forest prescriptions tailored to a specific forest type based on plant associations. The prescriptions are designed to restore forests and landscapes to conditions that are both more resistant and resilient to disturbances and that provide the diversity needed to restore and maintain native biodiversity and essential ecosystem functions. Restoration of ecosystems at the stand and landscape scale are a primary focus, rather than singular goals, such as fuel and wildfire abatement, timber production, or wildlife habitat. The Pilot Thompson Project has been planned within the Thompson Creek and Slagle Creek (Ferris Gulch portion) sub-watersheds of the greater Middle Applegate River Watershed.
Public Review Start Date : 2/21/2013
Public Review End Date : 4/26/2013
Contact: Stephanie Kelleher
Contact Email: skellehe@blm.gov
Contact Phone: 541-618-2205
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture
NEPA #: DOI-BLM_OR-M060-2012-0001-EA  Scoping Letter
Document Publish Date: 4/06/2012
Summary: This Notice continues the formal scoping period under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for the Pilot Thompson Project, the second phase of Middle Applegate Watershed Pilot Projects. Since the first scoping letter in September 2011, the BLM has been working to develop a more detailed proposal by identifying potential treatment areas and transportation needs. While this work is still in progress, we are seeking your input to this preliminary proposal.
Public Review Start Date : 4/06/2012
Public Review End Date : 5/07/2012
Contact: Stephanie Kelleher
Contact Email: skellehe@blm.gov
Contact Phone: 541-618-2205
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR0M060-2012-0001-EA  Scoping Letter
Document Publish Date: 9/30/2011
Summary: The Medford District Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Ashland Resource Area, is continuing the implementation of the Middle Applegate Watershed Pilot Project by proposing ecological forestry projects within the approximate 23,000-acre Thompson Creek 6th field watershed, including Ferris Gulch. This Notice opens the formal scoping period under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for the next phase of the Middle Applegate Watershed Pilot Project. The document for this Pilot phase is titled Pilot Thompson Environmental Assessment. The first phase of the Pilot, also known as the Pilot Joe Demonstration Project, was analyzed last year (see the Pilot website for more info). There will be a second scoping response opportunity in February/March 2012.
Public Review Start Date : 9/30/2011
Public Review End Date : 10/31/2011
Contact: Stephanie Kelleher
Contact Email: skellehe@blm.gov
Contact Phone: 541-618-2205
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture