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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Oregon / Washington

Salem Newsroom

Bureau of Land Management offices post News Releases to share news or let you know upcoming plans for their area. If you have questions regarding a specific News Release, contact information is at the top of each News Release. Please feel free to contact the Salem Office with your questions or comments, at 503-375-5646 or by email.

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Salem News Releases in 2015
Sep 01 2015Fire Restrictions Lifted in BLM Campgrounds in NW Oregon
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Aug 21 2015Tidepool Discovery Times at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area
Aug 18 2015Snow Peak Road Closure Map
Aug 18 2015Snow Peak Road, Trailhead and ACEC Closed Due to Extreme Fire Conditions

Announcements

BLM Releases Draft Plan for Western Oregon

Date: 04/24/15

RMP EIS

The Bureau of Land Management has released draft alternatives for the future management of 2.5 million acres of BLM-administered lands in western Oregon to better achieve social, economic and ecological objectives. The 90-day public comment period includes 16 open houses or workshops in the region. Five alternatives are detailed in the Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for western Oregon, which is available online at: http://www.blm.gov/or/plans/rmpswesternoregon/meetings.php

For more information, check out our website:
http://www.blm.gov/or/plans/rmpswesternoregon/

Watch videos:
http://www.blm.gov/or/plans/rmpswesternoregon/videos.php

News Release:
http://www.blm.gov/or/news/files/BLM_Oregon_RMP_Draft_DEIS_RMPs_Press_Release.FINAL_.pdf (PDF)

Date: 12/10/14

Jordan Cove Poster

The BLM has released the next series of its popular vintage poster collection and it includes a poster of the San Juan Islands National Monument (SJINM). The SJINM encompasses about 1,000 acres of land spread across rocks and islands managed by BLM. The vintage-style drawing featured on the poster is of Patos Island and its lighthouse, which is a dominant feature of the area.

Stop by your local BLM Office to free copy of this spectacular poster!

History of the GLO in Oregon

Date: 07/10/2014

History of the GLO in Oregon

BLM is proud to announce the release of this new book that provides an in-depth look at Oregon's history through the eyes of the General Land Office. The General Land Office GLO is an integral piece in the mosaic of Oregon's history. Today the imprint of the GLO on Oregon's landscape is unmistakable in its cardinally-oriented roads and property lines. However, the story of the GLO in Oregon runs deeper than mapping and surveying the lands. As agents of the United States, GLO surveyors operated under the umbrella of United States' public land laws and policies and treaty-making with Indian tribes. This free book is just a small, but fascinating piece of Oregon's history and the role played by the GLO! Download your free copy here (PDF).