|Summary: The West Thin Timber Sale Environmental Assessment (EA) is a revision of the Revised Westside Project EA. The EA includes only 351 acres of harvest compared to the 3,374 acres of harvest proposed under the Revised Westside EA. No regeneration harvesting is proposed. The West Thin EA discloses the predicted environmental effects of commercial thinning, density management thinning and riparian thinning on matrix and riparian reserve lands. Associated harvest activities include 17 miles of existing road maintenance, 0.6 miles of road renovation, 0.3 miles of temporary road construction and decommissioning after use, and the decommissioning of 0.5 mile of existing road. Implementation of the 351 acre proposal includes a stewardship project that would commercially thin approximately 29 acres, treat 12 acres for density management in a progeny site and remove 1,000 feet of wildlife fence no longer needed.
The Planning Area is located north of the community of Glendale, south of Canyon Creek Pass and immediately northwest and southeast of Interstate 5. The legal description of the PA is Township (T) 32 S, Range (R) 5 W, Sections 2-11,14-22, 29-33; T. 32 S, R. 6W, Sections 1-5,8-17,20-29, 33-36; T. 33 S, R. 5W, Sections 4-6; T. 33 S. R. 6W, Sections 1-4, 9-10 and T. 31 S, R. 5 W, Sections 30-32, Douglas County, Willamette Meridian.|