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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Oregon / Washington

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Conde Forest Management Project

Medford

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Environmental Assessment DOI-BLM-OR-2012-0002-EA Planning Completed
The BLM is proposing to selectively thin timber on approximately 281 acres on BLM-administered land located in the Conde Creek drainage in the South Fork of the Little Butte Creek Watershed. The proposal is designed to improve tree vigor and growth, reduce the impacts of forest disease, and promote the maintenance of fire resilient species such as pine and incense cedar. Commercial timber harvesting would be accomplished by tractor from designated skid trails, or by mechanical harvester. No new permanent road construction is proposed, and log hauling would be on existing roads. Two temporary spur roads (about 0.2 miles) are identified; these temporary spur roads would be decommissioned following completion of harvest activities. Additionally, 1.3 miles of existing roads are proposed for decommissioning. The public land survey system description is: T. 38 S., R. 2 E. Section 7 and T. 38 S., R. 3 E. Sections 9 and 15, Jackson County, Oregon. Post-harvest fuels reduction (hand piling and burning) would occur following harvest operations, and pre-commercial thinning is identified for 266 of the 281 acres.
Kristi Mastrofini
(541) 618-2384
n/a
Resource Area: Ashland
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture
Download: Conde_Forest_Management_EA.pdf
Document Publish Date
Comment:
10/27/2011
10/27/2011 - 11/16/2011
Finding of No Significant Impact DOI-BLM-OR-M060-2012-0002-EA Planning Completed
This document describes BLM's Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Conde Forest Management Project. The project is not a major Federal action that would significantly affect the quality of the human environment, individually or cumulatively with other actions in the general area.
Kristi Mastrofini
(541) 618-2384
n/a
Resource Area: Ashland
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture
Download: Conde_FONSI.pdf
Document Publish Date
11/30/2011
Decision Record DOI-BLM-OR-M060-2012-0002-EA Planning Completed
This Decision Record documents the decision and rationale for the selection of a course of action to be implemented for the Conde Forest Management Project. The Conde Forest Management Project would harvest trees in conifer forest stands on BLM-administered land in the Conde Creek drainages of the South Fork Little Butte Creek Watershed. Forest management would be implemented through a timber sale contract. Administrative remedies are available to persons who believe that they will be adversely affected by this decision. A protest may be filed within 15 days of the publication of a Notice of Sale in Medford's Mail Tribune newspaper.
Kristi Mastrofini
(541) 618-2384
n/a
Resource Area: Ashland
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture
Download: Conde_DR.pdf
Document Publish Date
Protest:
11/30/2011
12/02/2011 - 12/16/2011
Environmental Assessment DOI-BLM-OR-M060-2012-0002-EA Planning Completed
This Revised Environmental Assessment documents the analysis of BLM's proposal to selectively thin timber on approximately 283 acres of BLM-administered land located in the Conde Creek drainage in the South Fork of the Little Butte Creek Watershed. The proposal is designed to improve tree vigor and growth, reduce the impacts of forest disease, and promote the maintenance of fire resilient species such as pine and incense cedar. Commercial timber harvesting would be accomplished by tractor from designated skid trails, or by mechanical harvester. No new permanent road construction is proposed, and log hauling would be on existing roads. Two temporary spur roads (about 0.2 miles) are identified; these temporary spur roads would be decommissioned following completion of harvest activities. Additionally, 1.3 miles of existing roads are proposed for decommissioning. Post-harvest fuels reduction (hand piling and burning) would occur following harvest operations, and pre-commercial thinning is identified for 266 of the 283 acres.
Kristi Mastrofini
(541) 618-2384
n/a
Resource Area: Ashland
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture
Download: Revised_Conde_Forest_Management_EA.pdf
Document Publish Date
12/01/2011

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