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Project: Windy Soda Blowdown Salvage EA

Project Status: Planning Completed
Office Location: Medford
Resource Area: Ashland
NEPA #: OR-116-08-04  FONSI/Decision Record
Document Publish Date: 7/31/2008
Summary: Decision Record
Public Protest/Appeal Start Date : N/A - Historic
Public Protest/Appeal End Date : N/A - Historic
Contact: Kristi Mastrofini
Contact Phone: (541) 618-2384
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture
NEPA #: OR-116-08-04  Environmental Assessment
Document Publish Date: 7/14/2008
Summary: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to salvage approximately 413 acres of BLM-administered lands in the South Fork Little Butte Creek Watershed. The Windy Soda Project would salvage trees that were wind thrown (trees uprooted or snapped off) during a high wind event in early January, 2008. Standing green trees are not slated for removal unless they were partially uprooted during the storm and/or are deemed an immediate safety hazard tree. Seedlings would be planted as needed to bring tree stocking to recommended levels for sustainable timber production. The proposed salvage project would be accomplished with one or more commercial timber sale(s). Fuels remaining after the timber salvage would be treated. Existing roads would be utilized for tree removal. No new road construction is proposed. Roads and drainage ditches would be cleaned of debris following salvage operations. The legal description for the proposed Windy Soda project area is: T. 37 S., R. 2 E., in sections 24 and 25; T. 37 S., R. 3 E., in sections 18, 19,29,30,31, and 32; W.M., Jackson County Oregon.
Public Review Start Date : 7/14/2008
Public Review End Date : 7/28/2008
Contact: Kristi Mastrofini
Contact Phone: (541) 618-2384
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture