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Project: Elkhead Commercial Thinning & Density Management

Project Status: Planning in Progress
Office Location: Roseburg
Resource Area: Swiftwater
NEPA #: EA# OR-104-07-10  Decision Record
Document Publish Date: 5/27/2008
Summary: Adams Apple Commercial Thinning & Density Management will occur on one unit (approximately 296 acres) of mid-seral, second-growth forest approximately 47 years old located in the Elk Creek/Umpqua River 5th Field Watershed in Section 19 of T. 23 S., R. 4 W., Willamette Meridian (see Figure 1).
Public Protest/Appeal Start Date : 5/27/2008
Public Protest/Appeal End Date : 6/11/2008
Contact: Roseburg District Office
Contact Phone: (541) 440-4930
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture
NEPA #: EA# OR-104-07-10  Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Publish Date: 5/27/2008
Summary: Adams Apple Commercial Thinning & Density Management will occur on one unit (approximately 296 acres) of mid-seral, second-growth forest approximately 47 years old located in the Elk Creek/Umpqua River 5th Field Watershed in Section 19 of T. 23 S., R. 4 W., Willamette Meridian (see Figure 1).
Contact: Roseburg District Office
Contact Phone: (541) 440-4930
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture
NEPA #: EA# OR-104-07-10  Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Publish Date: 3/18/2008
Summary: The proposed commercial thinning and density management would be conducted under four timber sales named Adams Apple, Cedar Shingle, Lurch, and Slow Lane encompassing approximately 1,160 acres of 37 to 54 year-old second-growth forest stands. The proposed units are located in the Elk Creek/Upper Umpqua Fifth-Field Watershed in Sections 7, 15, 19, 23, and 35; T23S R04W; Willamette Meridian (W.M.) Section 13; T23S R05W; W.M.; and Section 3; T24S R04W; W.M. Within these 1,160 acres, approximately 14 acres would be removed for the development of permanent and temporary spur roads. This project is within the Connectivity/Diversity Block (192 acres), General Forest Management Area (536 acres), and Riparian Reserve (430 acres) Land Use Allocations and would contribute approximately 11.6 million board feet of timber to help meet the Roseburg District's annual allowable sale quantity of 45 million board feet declared in the Roseburg District Record of Decision and Resource Management Plan (ROD/RMP, p. 8).
Contact: Roseburg District Office
Contact Phone: (541) 440-4930
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture
NEPA #: EA# OR-104-07-10  Environmental Assessment
Document Publish Date: 3/18/2008
Summary: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Swiftwater Field Office proposes commercial thinning and density management of approximately 1,160 acres of mid-seral forest stands, 37-54 years old, in four separate proposed timbersales: Adams Apple (333 acres), Cedar Shingle (525 acres), Lurch (155 acres), and Slow Lane (146 acres). Within the 1,160 acres, approximately 25 acres would be cleared or brushed for spur right-of-ways or roads to access the harvest areas. These proposed sales are located in the Elk Creek/Umpqua River Fifth-field Watershed within the General Forest Management Area (GFMA), Connectivity/Diversity Block (C/D), and Riparian Reserves. Collectively, these sales are referred to as Elkhead. It is anticipated that the proposed timbersales would yield approximately 11.6 million board feet (MMBF) of timber in support of local and regional manufacturers and economies.
Public Review Start Date : 3/18/2008
Public Review End Date : 4/17/2008
Contact: Roseburg District Office
Contact Phone: (541) 440-4930
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture