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Project: Jumping Bean Ecological Forestry Project

Project Status: Planning in Progress
Office Location: Medford
Resource Area: Grants Pass
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-M070-2012-0003-EA  Decision Record
Document Publish Date: 8/14/2013
Summary: The Grants Pass Resource Area Field Manager has signed the Decision Record for the Jumping Bean Timber Sale. Forest management activities include treatment of 277 acres by Variable Density Thin on BLM managed lands. Connected actions include 0.84 miles of temporary route construction and 0.11 miles of temporary route reconstruction (to be decommissioned after use). These activities are analyzed under the Jumping Bean Ecological Forestry Project Environmental Assessment (DOI-BLM-OR-M070-2012-0003-EA).
Public Protest/Appeal Start Date : 8/15/2013
Public Protest/Appeal End Date : 8/30/2013
Contact: Leah Scholfield
Contact Phone: 541-471-6504
Program Areas: Riparian/Aquatic/Fisheries, Timber/Silviculture, Transportation/Travel/Access
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-M070-2012-003-EA  Readers Guide
Document Publish Date: 5/08/2013
Summary: The Reader's Guide for the Jumping Bean Ecological Forestry Project Environmental Assessment is meant to assist readers in understanding the project and the Environmental Assessment (EA) which describes the what, where and why of the proposed work of this project. The BLM goes through a series of complex processes to determine appropriate treatments on public lands. The guide contains descriptions of the analtyical processes and maps of the lands that the environmental analysis has eliminated from consideration. There is also a Driving Tour Map inviting you to visit sites of previous BLM treatments.
Contact: Michelle Calvert
Contact Phone: (541) 471-6505
Program Areas: Riparian/Aquatic/Fisheries, Timber/Silviculture, Transportation/Travel/Access
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-M070-2012-003-EA  Environmental Assessment
Document Publish Date: 5/07/2013
Summary: The Grants Pass Field Manager is proposing forest management activities to implement the Medford District Resource Management Plan (RMP) and to address the primary needs identified for lands in the Planning Area. The project's primary objective is to implement forest management activities that would contribute to continuous timber production while restoring dry forest characteristics and reducing wildfire danger. The Oregon and California (O&C) Railroad Revested Lands Act requires the Secretary of the Interior to manage O&C lands for permanent forest production. The proposed activities are analyzed in the Jumping Bean Ecological Forestry Project Environmental Assessment (DOI-BLM-OR-M070-2012-003-EA) I) prepared by the Grants Pass Resource Area, Medford District, Bureau of Land Management (BLM). This EA discloses the predicted environmental effects of treating 1,201 acres of Hazardous Fuel Reduction, 637 acres of Density Management/ Hazardous Fuel Reduction, and 488 acres of Variable Density Thinning. Associated harvest activities include 1.2 miles of temporary route re-construction, and 0.3 miles of temporary route construction, and 0.1 miles of existing route re-construction. The temp routes would be decommissioned after harvest and fuel treatments are completed. The legal description of the PA is T34S-R6W-Sections 12, 13, 23-27, 33-36; T34S-R5W-Sections 7, 11-15, 18-36; T34S-R4W-18, 19, 30, 31; T35S-R6W-Sections 1-5, 8-17, 21-28, 34-36; T35S-R5W-Sections 1-12, 14-36; and T36S-R6W-Sections 1-3; and T36S-R5W-Sections 1-4, 9-12, 14-16, and 21-22 inJosephine County, Oregon, Willamette Meridian.
Public Review Start Date : 5/07/2013
Public Review End Date : 6/07/2013
Contact: Michelle Calvert
Contact Phone: (541) 471-6505
Program Areas: Riparian/Aquatic/Fisheries, Timber/Silviculture, Transportation/Travel/Access
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-M080-2012-0003-EA  Scoping Letter
Document Publish Date: 9/17/2012
Summary: A revised scoping report for the Jumping Bean Project is available for review and comment. The Grants Pass Resource Area of the Medford District BLM is proposing 708 acres of Variable Density Thinning, 701 acres of Density Management/Hazardous Fuel Reduction, and 1,034 acres of Hazardous Fuel Reduction to implement forest management activities that would contribute to continuous timber production while restoring dry forest characteristics and reducing wildfire danger. The Jumping Bean Project Planning Area (PA) is north of the city of Grants Pass on federally managed land. The legal description of the Planning Area is T34S-R6W-Sections 12, 13, 23-27, 33-36; T34S-R5WSections 7, 11-15, 18-36; T34S-R4W-18, 19, 30, 31; T35S-R6W-Sections 1-5, 8-17, 21-28, 34-36; T35S-R5W-Sections 1-12, 14-36; and T36S-R6W-Sections 1-3; and T36S-R5W-Sections 1-4, 9-12, 14-16, and 21-22 in Josephine County, Willamette Meridian. Since the release of the February 2012 Jumping Bean Project Scoping Report, the project has been assigned as a Western Oregon Ecological Forestry Project, as announced by Secretary oflnterior, Ken Salazar. This Ecological Forestry Project is being designed to be consistent with the Medford District RMP and with the ecological forestry work of Oregon and Washington professors Dr. Norm Johnson and Dr. Jerry Franklin. Revisions will include consideration of Late Successional Emphasis Areas (LSEAs), as well evaluating as additional where treatments may occur to better meet dry forest restoration objectives. To access timber extraction units the following road work is included 1.44 miles of temporary route construction, 0.60 miles of temporary route re-construction, and 2.71 miles of road renovation/improvement. Temporary route construction and re-construction would be decommissioned after timber harvesting and fuel treatments are completed for this project. The public is encouraged to provide comments on or before October 18, 2012 so that the BLM interdisciplinary team may take these comments into consideration for refinement of the Proposed Action and potential development of action alternatives.
Public Review Start Date : 9/17/2012
Public Review End Date : 10/18/2012
Contact: Michelle Calvert
Contact Phone: (541) 471-6505
Program Areas: Riparian/Aquatic/Fisheries, Timber/Silviculture, Transportation/Travel/Access
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-M070-2012-0003 EA  Scoping Letter
Document Publish Date: 2/23/2012
Summary: The Grants Pass Resource Area of the Medford District BLM is proposing 845 acres of Variable Density Thinning, 610 acres of Density Management/Hazardous Fuel Reduction, and 354 acres of Hazardous Fuel Reduction for the proposed Jumping Bean Project to implement dry forest restoration management. Legacy trees, oaks, and other hardwoods would be retained while producing wood for mills and reducing wildfire danger. The Jumping Bean Project Planning Area (PA) is north of the city of Grants Pass on federally managed land. The legal description of the PA is T34S-R6W-Sections 12, 13, 23-27, 33-36; T34S-R5W-Sections 7, 11-15, 18-36; T35S-R6W-Sections 1-5, 8-17, 21-28, 34-36; T35S-R5W-Sections 1-12, 14-36; and T36S-R6W-Sections 1-3; and T36S-R5W-Sections 1-4, 9-12, 14-16, and 21-22 in Josephine County, Willamette Meridian. To access timber extraction units the following road work is included 2.72 miles of temporary route construction, 1.08 miles of temporary route re-construction, and 2.72 miles of road renovation/improvement. Temporary route construction and re-construction would be decommissioned after timber harvesting and fuel treatments are completed for this project. The public is encouraged to provide comments on or before March 16, 2012 so that the BLM interdisciplinary team may take these comments into consideration for refinement of the Proposed Action and potential development of action alternatives.
Public Review Start Date : 2/15/2012
Public Review End Date : 3/16/2012
Contact: Michelle Calvert
Contact Phone: (541) 471-6505
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture