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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Oregon / Washington

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Project: Lower Grave Vegetation Management Project

Project Status: Planning in Progress
Office Location: Medford
Resource Area: Grants Pass
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-M070-2013-003-EA  Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Publish Date: 1/28/2015
Summary: The Draft Finding of No Significant Impact for the Lower Grave Vegetation Management Project Environmental Assessment is available for a 30-day public comment period beginning on January 28, 2015 and ending on February 27, 2015. As the Field Manager for the Grants Pass Field Office, I am seeking your input to help identify any issues or concerns specific to this project. Please submit your written comments to the Grants Pass Interagency Office, 2164 NE Spalding Avenue, Grants Pass, Oregon 97526 or email to: ffisher@blm.gov. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed on holidays. Project information can be found at http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/ index.php. Comments submitted will become part of the public record for this project. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your personal information from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your written comment. Such requests will be honored by the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public inspection in their entirety. We appreciate your interest and involvement in our planning process. Should you have any questions, or need additional information, please contact Ferris Fisher, Planning and Environmental Coordinator, at (541) 471-6639.
Contact: Ferris Fisher
Contact Phone: 541-471-6639
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-M070-2013-003-EA  Maps
Document Publish Date: 1/15/2015
Summary: The Lower Grave Area Forest Management Tour Map corresponds to the treatments found on the last page of the LGVM Reader's Guide. It may be printed out or downloaded as a GPS-enabled map using the Avenza PDF Maps App on both IOS and Android compatible smartphones. The app may be downloaded at www.pdf-maps.com/get-pdf-maps/. When finished downloading the app, download the map and open it with Avenza PDF Maps.
Contact: Ferris Fisher
Contact Phone: 541-471-6639
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-M070-2013-003-EA  Readers Guide
Document Publish Date: 1/14/2015
Summary: The Readers Guide for the Lower Grave Vegetation Management Project is available to assist the public in understanding the Environmental Assessment that analyzed the effects of the proposed project.
Contact: Ferris Fisher
Contact Phone: 541-471-6639
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-M070-2013-003-EA  Environmental Assessment
Document Publish Date: 1/13/2015
Summary: The Lower Grave Vegetation Management (LGVM) Project is available for a 45-day public comment period. The LGVM Project proposes to treat a total of 1,010 acres of overstocked forest stands within a portion of the Grave Creek Watershed.
Public Review Start Date : 1/14/2015
Public Review End Date : 3/02/2015
Contact: Ferris Fisher
Contact Phone: 541-471-6639
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-M070-2013-003-EA  Scoping Letter
Document Publish Date: 2/08/2013
Summary: The Lower Graves IVM Project's purpose and need is to implement forest management activities that would produce a sustainable supply of timber and other forest commodities, control stand density to maintain stand vigor and health, create diversified stand structure and enhance structural complexity and composition, and reduce natural and activity fuels. The Grants Pass Resource Area of the Medford District BLM is proposing approximately 800 acres of Variable Density Thinning, 499 acres of Commercial Thinning, 175 acres of Density Management, 120 acres of Regeneration Harvest, 175 acres of Restoration Thinning and 262 acres of Hazardous Fuel Reduction Treatments. The total project proposal is 1,922 acres. The Lower Graves Project Planning Area (PA) is on BLM lands outlying the communities of Sunny Valley and Wolf Creek, Oregon. The legal description of the PA is T33S-R4W Sections 31,32,33; T33S-R5W Sections 23, 24, 25, 26, 27,28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35,36; T33S-R6W Sections 26, 35, 36; T34S-R4W Sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8; T34S-R5W Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21; T34S-R6W Sections 1, 2, 11, 12, 13, 14, 23, 24 in Josephine County, Willamette Meridian.
Public Review Start Date : 2/13/2013
Public Review End Date : 3/15/2013
Contact: Ferris Fisher
Contact Phone: 541-471-6639
Program Areas: Fire/Fuels, Timber/Silviculture