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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Oregon / Washington

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Project: Shanks Creek Hazardous Fuel Reduction Project

Project Status: Planning Completed
Office Location: Medford
Resource Area: Glendale
NEPA #: CE #OR118-08-003  Categorical Exclusion
Document Publish Date: 3/19/2008
Summary: The Medford District, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Glendale Resource Area has completed a Decision Record (DR) to manually treat forest fuels on approximately 822 acres of BLM land using hand tools and chainsaws. Small trees and brush would be thinned. Trees may be limbed to reduce ladder fuels. Slash would be hand piled, covered and burned, or removed by hand from the site. Trees and other vegetation to be cut would be less than seven inches diameter at breast height (DBH). Residual hardwood and conifers would be spaced approximately fourteen to forty feet apart. Low intensity underburning might be prescribed after initial treatment within timber stands to ensure desired fuel loadings are maintained typically within 5 years of treatment. Underburning could occur in the meadows within the project area to reduce decadent brush and improve wildlife browse.
Contact: Martin Lew
Contact Phone: (541) 471-6504
Program Areas: Fire/Fuels