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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Oregon / Washington

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Programmatic Integrated Vegetation Management Project (IVMP) Environmental Assessment on Medford District BLM lands

Medford District

Documents in Project

Scoping Letter DOI-BLM-OR-MOOO-2012-0001-EA Planning Completed
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is preparing an Integrated Vegetation Management Programmatic (IVMP) Environmental Assessment for Medford District BLM lands. The proposed project would lie within the Medford District which covers approximately 860,000 acres. The primary purpose of using this Integrated Vegetation Management (IVM) approach is to develop a program of work that first, contributes to healthy and resilient forest landscapes and species conservation, and secondarily provides a variety of forest products to contribute to the sustainability of local communities and industries. To achieve these goals, the District has embarked on a District-wide environmental assessment of IVM that will utilize multiple contract and sales options, including timber sales, stewardship and service contracts, and other agreements. It is anticipated that integrated vegetation management treatments could occur on up to 5,000 acres each year for the next five (5) years.
Jena Dejuilio
541-618-2295
n/a
Resource Area: Medford DO
Program Areas: Other
Download: ivmscoping.pdf
Document Publish Date
Comment:
11/16/2011
11/16/2011 - 12/16/2011
Environmental Assessment DOI-BLM-OR-M000-2012-0001-EA Planning Completed
The Medford District has completed the environmental analysis for the Programmatic Integrated Vegetation Management Project. The project includes vegetative treatments in forests, woodlands, chaparral, and meadows across the Medford District. Projects are designed to provide healthy, structurally complex forests and functional plant communities.
Jena Dejuilio
541-618-2295
n/a
Resource Area: Medford DO
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture
Download: MDOIVMP_EA.pdf
Document Publish Date
Comment:
08/23/2012
08/25/2012 - 09/25/2012
Decision Record ORM00020120001DR Planning Completed
This is a "Draft" Decision Record available for a 15-day public review. Following the public review, the notice of the Decision Record will be published in the Medford Mail Tribune. Publication of this notice establishes the date initiating the protest period provided in accordance with 43 CFR 5003.3.
Dave Orban
541-944-0112
n/a
Resource Area: Butte Falls
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture
Download: ORM00020120001DR.pdf
Document Publish Date
Protest:
10/24/2013
10/25/2013 - 11/11/2013
Decision Record DOIBLMORM00020120001EA Planning Completed
Final Decision Record for Butte Falls Reaource Area Public Firewood Collection.
Dave Orban
541-944-0112
n/a
Resource Area: Butte Falls
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture
Download: ORM00020120001DR_2.pdf
Document Publish Date
11/13/2013
Finding of No Significant Impact,Decision Record DOI-BLM-OR-M000-2012-0001-EA Planning Completed
This is a draft Decision Record of the Cook's Lomatium Habitat Management Project. This project would implement the Integrated Vegetation Management Project (IVMP) in the Josephine Creek -- Illinois River, East Fork Illinois River, and West Fork Illinois River watersheds on the Grants Pass Resource Area. Project activities include vegetation treatments in 89 acres of grasslands/shrublands and 91 acres of woodlands/forest to maintain or improve habitat for Cook's lomatium, a plant federally listed as Endangered. Additionally, seven barriers would be constructed out of fence or rocks to prevent resource damage from unauthorized off-road vehicle traffic. The Draft Decision is open for a 15 day public comment period beginning on September 24, 2014 and ending on October 9, 2014. Comments will be accepted in hard copy or electronic form and should be sent to the address below or to Ferris Fisher at ffisher@blm.gov. For additional information contact Ferris Fisher at (541) 471-6639.
Ferris Fisher
541-471-6639
n/a
Resource Area: Grants Pass
Program Areas: Vegetation/Weeds
Download: LOCOHabitatManagementProject_DRAFT_DR_Package.pdf
Document Publish Date
09/23/2014
Decision Record DOI-BLM-OR-M000-2012-0001-EA Planning Completed
This is the final Decision Record for the Cook's Lomatium Habitat Management Project. This project would implement the Integrated Vegetation Management Project (IVMP) in the Josephine Creek -- Illinois River, East Fork Illinois River, and West Fork Illinois River watersheds on the Grants Pass Resource Area. Project activities include vegetation treatments in 89 acres of meadows and 91 acres of woodlands/forest to maintain or improve habitat for Cook's lomatium, a plant federally listed as Endangered. Additionally, seven barriers would be constructed out of fence or rocks to prevent resource damage from unauthorized off-road vehicle traffic. The final Decision Record is open for a 15 day public review period beginning on November 7, 2014 and ending on November 24, 2014. Protests will be accepted in hard copy form and can be dropped off or sent to the address below. For additional information contact Ferris Fisher at (541) 471-6639, 2164 NE Spalding Ave Grants Pass, OR 97526.
Ferris Fisher
541-471-6639
n/a
Resource Area: Grants Pass
Program Areas: Vegetation/Weeds
Download: IVMP_FINAL_DR_LOCO.pdf
Document Publish Date
Protest:
11/07/2014
11/08/2014 - 11/24/2014
Finding of No Significant Impact,Decision Record DOI-BLM-OR-M000-2012-0001-EA Planning Completed
This is a "Draft" Decision Record available for a 15-day public review. Following the public review, the notice of the Decision Record will be published in the Medford Mail Tribune. Publication of this notice establishes the date initiating the protest period provided in accordance with 43 CFR 5003.3. The Draft Decision includes the reduction of hazardous fuels and restoration of oak woodland forests and savannahs by thinning small diameter trees and removing decadent brush to create a more open understory and reduce encroachment of young conifers in historically oak and savannah dominant communities. Burn treatments would stimulate native species dependent on fire for reproduction and would restore the area to conditions closer to the natural fire regime. The project is located on 202 acres of the Table Rocks Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) in Township 35 South, Range 2 West, Sections 34 and 35 and Township 36 South, Range 2 West, Sections 1, 4, and 9; Willamette Meridian, Jackson County, Oregon.
Jean Williams
541-618-2385
n/a
Resource Area: Butte Falls
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture,Fire/Fuels
Download: TableRocksFuels.pdf
Document Publish Date
12/17/2014
Decision Record DOI-BLM-OR-M000-2012-0001-EA Planning Completed
Final Decision Record for Table Rocks Fuel Reduction and Vegetation Restoration.
Al Mason
541-618-2391
n/a
Resource Area: Butte Falls
Program Areas: Fire/Fuels
Download: Final_Table_Rocks_IVM_Decision.pdf
Document Publish Date
Protest:
01/08/2015
01/09/2015 - 01/26/2015

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