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Oregon / Washington

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Project: Williams IVM Project

Project Status: Planning Completed
Office Location: Medford
Resource Area: Medford DO
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-M070-2012-009-EA  Decision Record
Document Publish Date: 9/10/2013
Summary: The Grants Pass Resource Area Field Manager, Allen Bollschweiler, signed Decision Record #2 for the Williams IVM Project. This Decision Record (DR) applies to activities associated with 4,192 acres of Hazardous Fuel Reduction, 824 acres of Pre-commercial Thin, 827 acres of Density Management/ Hazardous Fuel Reduction, and 244 acres of Oak Restoration or Pine-Oak Restoration forest management treatments. The authorized project is analyzed under the Williams IVM Project Environmental Assessment (DOI-BLM-OR-M070-2012-009-EA).
Public Protest/Appeal Start Date : 9/12/2013
Public Protest/Appeal End Date : 9/27/2013
Contact: Michelle Calvert
Contact Phone: (541) 471-6505
Program Areas: Fire/Fuels
NEPA #: # DOI-BLM-OR-M070-2012-009-EA  Decision Record
Document Publish Date: 5/22/2013
Summary: The Grants Pass Field Manager has issued the Decision Record for the Williams Thin Timber Sale. This Decision applies only to the activities associated with this timber sale which is composed of 149 acres of forest management by Variable Density Thin on BLM managed lands. The Williams Thin Timber Sale Decision includes 0.25 miles of temporary route construction, 0.61 miles of temporary route re-construction, and 0.28 miles of existing route re-construction. Temporary route construction and temporary route reconstruction will be decommissioned after use. The activities are analyzed in the Williams IVM Environmental Assessment (DOI-BLM-OR-M070-2012-009-EA). The Planning Area (PA) encompasses lands around the community of Williams, Oregon. The legal description of the Timber Sale is T39S-R6W-1, 3, 12, 23, 25, 26 in Josephine County, Oregon, Willamette Meridian.
Public Protest/Appeal Start Date : 5/23/2013
Public Protest/Appeal End Date : 6/07/2013
Contact: Leah Scholfield
Contact Phone: 541-471-6504
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-M070-2012-009-EA  Environmental Assessment / FONSI
Document Publish Date: 12/18/2012
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 Williams IVM Project is designed to meet BLM's obligation 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 whi le 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 Williams IVM Project Environmental Assessment (DOI-BLM-OR-M070-2012-009-EA) and preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) prepared by the Grants Pass Resource Area, Medford District, Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The Williams IVM Project Environmental Assessment (EA) discloses the predicted environmental effects of treating 4,198 acres of Hazardous Fuel Reduction, 824 acres of Pre-commercial Thin, 827 acres of Density Management, 338 acres of Variable Density Thinning, 244 acres of Oak Restoration or Pine Restoration, and 194 acres of Commercial Thin. Associated harvest activities include 0.61 miles of temporary route re-construction, and 0.31 miles of temporary route construction, and 0.28 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 T37S-R5W-Sections 34, 35; T38S-R4W-Sections 7, 18, 19, 30; T38S-R5W-Sections 1-5, 7-36; T38S-R6W-Sections 12, 13, 23, 24, 25-27, 34-36; T39S-R5W-Sections 1-35; T39S-R6W-Sections 1-3, 10-12, 13-15, 23-26, 36; and T40S-R5W-Sections 2-5 inJosephine County, Oregon, Willamette Meridian.
Public Review Start Date : 12/18/2012
Public Review End Date : 1/28/2013
Contact: Michelle Calvert
Contact Phone: (541) 471-6505
Program Areas: Riparian/Aquatic/Fisheries, Timber/Silviculture, Transportation/Travel/Access
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-M080-2012-009-EA  Scoping Letter
Document Publish Date: 3/29/2012
Summary: A scoping report for the Williams IVM Project is available for comment and review. The Grants Pass Resource Area of the Medford District BLM is proposing 285 acres of Variable Density Thinning, 153 acres of Commercial Thinning, 868 acres of Density Management, 855 acres of Pre-Commercial Thinning, 4,198 acres of Hazardous Fuel Reduction, and 244 acres of Oak and Pine Restoration. The Williams IVM Project's purpose and need is to implement forest management activities that would restore dry forest characteristics, reduce wildfire danger, and contribute to continuous timber production. This project would retain trees generally older than 150 years including legacy trees, oaks, and hardwoods. The RMP directs the BLM to implement the Oregon and California Railroad Revested Lands (O&C Act) which requires the Secretary of the Interior to manage O&C lands for permanent forest production. Associated harvest activities include 1.96 miles of road renovation/improvement, 1.07 miles of temporary route re-construction, and 0.33 miles of temporary route construction, the 1.4 miles of temp routes would be decommissioned after harvest and fuel treatments are completed. The Williams IVM Project Planning Area (PA) is on BLM lands outlying the community of Williams, Oregon. The legal description of the PA is T37S-R5W-Sections 34, 35; T38S-R4W-Sections 7, 18, 19, 30; T38S-R5W-Sections 1-5, 7-36; T38S-R6W-Sections 12, 13, 23, 24, 25-27, 34-36; T39S-R5W-Sections 1-35; T39S-R6W-Sections 1-3, 10-12, 13-15, 23-26, 36; and T40S-R5W-Sections 2-5 in Josephine County, Willamette Meridian.
Public Review Start Date : 3/30/2012
Public Review End Date : 5/04/2012
Contact: Michelle Calvert
Contact Phone: (541) 471-6505
Program Areas: Riparian/Aquatic/Fisheries, Timber/Silviculture, Transportation/Travel/Access