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Oregon / Washington

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Project: White Castle Temporary Area Closure

Project Status: Planning Completed
Office Location: none
Resource Area: South River
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-R050-2013-0007-EA  Decision Record
Document Publish Date: 11/21/2013
Summary: Under 43 CFR 8364.1, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is temporarily restricting motorized and non-motorized public access to the contract area of the White Castle Variable Retention Harvest project for up to 24 months. Implementing the White Castle Temporary Area Closure will minimize user conflicts, and protect the public and contractors and their property during active logging operations. The temporary closure will prohibit unauthorized vehicular and pedestrian public access to the 2,167-acre Action Area.
Public Protest/Appeal Start Date : 11/22/2013
Public Protest/Appeal End Date : 12/23/2013
Contact: Roseburg District Office
Contact Phone: (541) 440-4930
Program Areas: Recreation
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-R050-2013-0007-EA  Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Publish Date: 11/21/2013
Summary: Under 43 CFR 8364.1, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is temporarily restricting motorized and non-motorized public access to the contract area of the White Castle Variable Retention Harvest project for up to 24 months. Implementing the White Castle Temporary Area Closure will minimize user conflicts, and protect the public and contractors and their property during active logging operations. The temporary closure will prohibit unauthorized vehicular and pedestrian public access to the 2,167-acre Action Area.
Contact: Roseburg District Office
Contact Phone: (541) 440-4930
Program Areas: Recreation
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-R050-2013-0007-EA  Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Publish Date: 8/01/2013
Summary: White Castle Temporary Area Closure EA - DRAFT FONSI. Under 43 CFR 8364.1, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to temporarily restrict motorized and non-motorized public access to the contract area of the White Castle Variable Retention Harvest project for up to 24 months. Administrative use by the BLM and its contractors, U.S. Forest Service, Douglas Forest Protective Association, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), and access by parties with rights of reciprocal use would be permitted. Signs and temporary traffic barriers would be used to restrict public access to the 2,167-acre Action Area including approximately 15 miles of road within the area. The purpose for this proposed action is to quickly implement a temporary closure of the area to public use during active logging operations. The need for action results from the danger to timber sale protesters within harvest units of an active timber sale; risks to personnel engaged in timber harvest operations; and potential damage to roads, vehicles, and equipment.
Contact: Roseburg District Office
Contact Phone: (541) 440-4930
Program Areas: Transportation/Travel/Access