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Project: DOI-BLM-OR-P040-2010-0001-EA Rudio Highlands Forest Management Project

Project Status: Planning Completed
Office Location: Prineville
Resource Area: Prineville DO
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-P040-2010-0001-EA   FONSI/Decision Record
Document Publish Date: 1/25/2012
Summary: An Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impacts (FONSI) for the proposed Rudio Highlands Forest Management Project (DOI-BLM-OR-P040-2010-0001-EA) were prepared by the Prineville District of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The actions included in this Decision Record were analyzed in the EA, and will occur on approximately 1,684 acres on public land in the Rudio Mountain area, within the project area shown on the maps in the EA (available at http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/prineville/planslindex.phpl). Actions are designed to manage forestland to minimize losses or damage to stands of trees from insects and disease which will also improve and maintain vegetative conditions to benefit wildlife and enhance water quality. Timber sales may be used to remove merchantable wood and the removal of forest debris and small diameter trees will be accomplished through biomass utilization, pile burning and/or jackpot burning.
Public Protest/Appeal Start Date : N/A - Historic
Public Protest/Appeal End Date : N/A - Historic
Contact: Prineville District Office
Contact Phone: (541) 416-6700
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-P040-2010-0001-EA   Environmental Assessment / FONSI
Document Publish Date: 10/20/2011
Summary: The Prineville District BLM proposes to manage vegetation to improve conditions of ponderosa pine, mixed conifer and other habitats and decrease chances of habitat conversion from catastrophic wildfires on public land 11.5 miles northeast of the city of Dayville, Oregon. The project area is known as the Rudio Mountain area. A combination of the following vegetation management actions is proposed: thin forest stands using mechanical equipment and hand tools, fall trees with diameters six to 20 inches into stream channels, pile woody debris and burn piles. Trees cut during thinning would be sold for lumber or biomass, when possible, and remaining slash would be burned in piles. Actions would occur on up to 1,806 acres within the project area. The proposed action would involve mile of new road. A number of best management practices would be employed with the actions to protect soil, water quality, wildlife, and other resources.
Public Review Start Date : 10/20/2011
Public Review End Date : 11/21/2011
Contact: Prineville District Office
Contact Phone: (541) 416-6700
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture