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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Oregon / Washington

Cline Buttes Recreation Area Plan

Cline Buttes Recreation Area

The Deschutes Resource Area of the Prineville District, Bureau of Land Management has worked with the public to develop a Recreation Area Design/Environmental Assessment for the Cline Buttes Recreation Area.

The Cline Buttes Recreation Area design is tiered to the Upper Deschutes Resource Management Plan (UDRMP), completed in 2005. The Cline Buttes Recreation Area design will provide long-term (10 years and beyond) management actions specifically for the Cline Buttes Recreation Area, a portion of the High Desert Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA) (PDF) designated in the Upper Deschutes Resource Management Plan.

Decision Record and Finding of No Significant Impact Now Available

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has made a final decision that will guide future management of BLM administered lands in the Cline Buttes Recreation Area. The Cline Buttes Recreation Area plan is the culmination of over three years of inventory and collaborative planning. During this process, the BLM has worked with a variety of partners including private landowners, recreational user groups, Department of State Lands, Deschutes County, Oregon Department of Transportation and many other agencies and interested groups.

The Cline Buttes Recreation Area Plan includes (see maps below):

  • Specific trail corridors for both motorized and non-motorized trail uses - Decison Record (PDF)
  • Administrative roads, new right of way grants, amendments to right of way grants, and right of way corridors for future use - Decison Record (PDF)
  • Vegetation management methods, and an adaptive management and monitoring process - Decison Record (PDF)

The decision record provides an overview of the selected action, reviews the alternatives considered and provides a rationale for the decision. The decision record also contains an attachment with all substantive comments and responses and the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).

Clarification Items (PDF)

The CBRA Plan received a large number of comments, all of which are important contributions from the public. While some of the comments were not substantive and relevant to the analysis of the proposed action, these comments often raised important questions that the BLM felt would be useful to answer in a public setting. The following link contains the public comments that BLM felt important to address for better understanding of CBRA issues and existing setting.

Revised Maps

The following maps were revised to correct errors or to reflect changes in the proposed action made in response to public comments. Only the maps revised are show below. These maps can be differentiated from the earlier maps in the EA by the date "2010" in their title block.

For further information about BLM’s Cline Buttes Recreation Area Plan or to request hardcopy versions of the Decision Record or revised maps, please contact:

Bureau of Land Management
Prineville District Office
3050 NE 3rd Street
Prineville, Oregon 97754
541-416-6700