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Project: DOI-BLM-OR-P040-2012-0029-CX Withdrawl Extension of Public Land Order #6944

Project Status: Planning Completed
Office Location: Prineville
Resource Area: Prineville DO
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-P040-2012-0029-CX  Categorical Exclusion
Document Publish Date: 3/06/2012
Summary: The proposed action would extend the term of PLO No. 6944, for an additional 20-year period. PLO No. 6944 withdrew the land noted above from location and entry under the United States mining laws, but not from leasing under the mineral leasing laws, to protect the cultural and historical resource site. The withdrawal was specifically implemented to protect the historic and cultural values of the walls of stone created by Chinese miners in the late 1800s engaged in placer mining for gold. This withdrawal also protects the visitor area and interpretive signage along County Road No. 24, the Elkhorn Scenic Byway and on the hillside overlooking the site.
Public Review Start Date : N/A - Historic
Public Review End Date : N/A - Historic
Contact: Prineville District Office
Contact Phone: (541) 416-6700
Program Areas: Lands/Realty