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Project: Big Thunder

Project Status: Planning Completed
Office Location: none
Resource Area: Swiftwater
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-R040-2010-011-EA  Decision Record
Document Publish Date: 5/27/2014
Summary: The Big Thunder project is a component of the Thunderbolt Thinning and Hazardous Fuels Treatment Environmental Assessment (# DOI-BLM-OR-R040-2010-011-EA). The project is a commercial thinning on five units (approximately 652 acres) of second-growth forest approximately 50-95 years old located in the Little River and Middle North Umpqua River Fifth-field Watersheds in Sections 19, 20, 29, 30 and 31 of T. 26 S., R. 2 W., Willamette Meridian. In addition, approximately six acres will be removed for the development of spur roads and rights-of-ways. A shaded fuel break will be established on approximately 42 acres within the timber sale units through implementation of a moderate thinning prescription, shrub and understory treatment, and hand piling of fuels. Big Thunder will provide approximately 11.9 million board feet (11.9 MMBF) of timber available for auction.
Public Protest/Appeal Start Date : 5/27/2014
Public Protest/Appeal End Date : 6/11/2014
Contact: Max Yager
Contact Phone: 541-440-4930
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture