Project development necessary for implementation of land use plans (Resource Management Plans) requires analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). NEPA ensures that the BLM (and other Federal agencies) consider the impact of an action on the quality of the human environment before decisions are made and the action is taken. Two types of NEPA documents that are prepared and provide opportunity for public involvement are Environmental Impact Statements and Environmental Assessments. There are certain actions which have been categorically excluded from further NEPA analysis because it has been determined that the actions have insignificant effects on the human environment. These actions are documented in a Categorical Exclusion review. Until recently, these types of actions were not subject to public review. New categories of excluded actions, including fuels and forest health treatments, now provide for a public review period for those actions.
Project planning updates provide BLM a means to achieve public scoping by notifying the public of the status of projects in the process of planning and analysis for implementation in the near future or currently being implemented.
Key Planning Efforts in Salem
There are a number of significant on-going planning efforts in the BLM Salem District. Some of these planning efforts include:
- Cascade Crossing Transmission Project
- Molalla River Planning Effort
- Vegetation Treatments using Herbicides on BLM Lands, Salem District
- Sandy River Basin Plan
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Documents Currently Under Public Review
The following list contains NEPA documents that are currently available for public review, protest, or appeal.
|Project Name||Start Date||End Date||Doc Type||Resource Area|
|Mudslinger Events||4/26/13||5/24/13||Categorical Exclusion / Decision Record||Marys Peak|
|Thompson Strip Land Tenure Adjustment||5/15/13||5/29/13||Environmental Assessment / FONSI||Marys Peak|
|Crab Race Environmental Assessment and FONSI||5/08/13||6/07/13||Environmental Assessment / FONSI||Salem DO|
Existing/Historic Documents (5 Most Recent)
The following list contains NEPA documents that have passed the public review period.
|Project Name||Date||Doc Type||Resource Area|
|Rickreall Creek Watershed Enhancement||4/24/2013||Decision Record||Marys Peak|
|Upper Siletz River Watershed Enhancement||4/24/2013||Decision Record||Marys Peak|
|Commercial Film and Photography at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area||4/19/2013||Categorical Exclusion / Decision Record||Marys Peak|
|Mosier Ridge Cellular Communications Facility||4/17/2013||Decision Record||Salem DO|
|Take 3 Timber Sale||4/17/2013||Decision Record||Salem DO|
Project Planning Updates
2013 Project Updates
- Winter 2013 (PDF)
2012 Project Updates
2011 Project Updates
2010 Project Updates
2009 Project Updates
2008 Project Updates
2007 Project Updates
2006 Project Updates
2005 Project Updates
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