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|
|Outer Limits/Fawn Two Timber Sale||10/23/14||11/24/14||Scoping Letter||Cascades|
|Salem District Special Forest Products Program||11/18/14||12/04/14||Categorical Exclusion / Decision Record||Salem DO|
|Rainbow Ridge Timber Sale||11/05/14||12/05/14||Environmental Assessment / FONSI||Marys Peak|
|Mighty Moose||11/19/14||12/05/14||Decision Rationale||Cascades|
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|
|Mighty Moose||11/19/2014||Documentation of NEPA Adequacy||Cascades|
|Salem District Special Forest Products Program||11/17/2014||Categorical Exclusion||Salem DO|
|Benton County Search and Rescue Training||10/02/2014||Categorical Exclusion / Decision Record||Marys Peak|
|Salem District Aquatic and Riparian Habitat Restoration||9/10/2014||Documentation of NEPA Adequacy||Tillamook|
|Renewal of Scaponia Park R&PP Lease||9/05/2014||Categorical Exclusion / Decision Record||Tillamook|
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