Trail Creek Forest Management Project
Welcome to the Trail Creek Forest Management Project. We hope this site will provide you with up-to-date information on the planning process and how you can be involved.
The Medford District's Butte Falls Resource Area is proposing forest management and watershed restoration activities in the Trail Creek watershed. Trail Creek flows southeast and enters the Rogue River between Medford and Crater Lake National Park near Highway 62. The nearly 35,200-acre Trail Creek watershed lies north of the Rogue River. Land ownership in the watershed is intermixed, with the BLM managing around 14,700 acres or about 41 percent of the watershed.
The Trail Creek Forest Management project will look at the possibility of implementing forest management and watershed restoration activities on BLM-administered lands located throughout the watershed.
The purpose of this project is to:
- provide a sustainable supply of forest commodities to provide jobs and contribute to community stability;
- restore and maintain the ecological health of the watershed and the aquatic ecosystems contained within it; and
- restore a healthy and resilient forest ecosystem that will contribute to the recovery of the northern spotted owl.
For more information about this project, please view the following resources:
- Project Timeline (PDF)
- Scoping Letter (PDF)
- Scoping Comment Letters
- Recommended Reading
- Trail Creek Forest Management Project EA
- EA Comment Letters
How You Can Be Involved
We have completed the environmental analysis for the Trail Creek Forest Management project. Any comments you might have regarding this project must be received by March 4, 2014. Remember, comments may be made available for public review. If you would like your name or address withheld form public review, please state this clearly at the beginning of your written comment.
We can be contacted at:
Mail or in Person
Medford District BLM
Butte Falls Resource Area (Attention: Jean Williams)
3040 Biddle Road
Medford, OR 97504
Butte Falls Resource Area Field Manager
Al Mason (541-618-2391) or Jean Williams (541-618-2385)
BLM_OR_MD_Mail@blm.gov (include "Attention: Jean Williams" in the subject line)
Submit a Comment
We welcome your comments at any time during the planning process. Be advised that your entire comment, including personal identifying information such as name and address, may be made publicly available.