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Project: Wooden Lobster Restoration Project Final Decision

Project Status: Planning Completed
Office Location: Salem
Resource Area: Marys Peak
NEPA #: OR080-07-04  Decision Record
Document Publish Date: 8/07/2007
Summary: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has conducted an environmental analysis for the Wooden Lobster Restoration Project, which is documented in the Wooden Lobster Restoration Environmental Assessment (EA, # OR080-07-04) and the associated project file. The Proposed Action of the Wooden Lobster Restoration Project EA is to remove approximately 120 selected trees from mid and late-seral stands and to provide ODFW (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife) with these large trees that will be placed via helicopter transport in Lobster Creek, Little Lobster Creek, and Briar Creek to restore in-stream habitat conditions. Lobster Creek, Little Lobster Creek, and Briar Creek are anadromous fish-bearing streams with Oregon Coast (OC) coho Salmon and OC Winter Steelhead and these streams have been identified as being suitable for LWD enhancement (From Chapter 6: Management Opportunity, Pages 124 and 136, of Lobster/Five Rivers Watershed Analysis 1997). The project will occur within Late Successional Reserve and Riparian Reserve Land Use Allocations (LUA's). The project will be implemented through a cooperative agreement with ODFW. A Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) was signed on January 22, 2007 and the EA and FONSI were then made available for public review. The decision documented in this Decision Rationale (DR) is based on the analysis documented in the EA.
Public Protest/Appeal Start Date : 8/07/2007
Public Protest/Appeal End Date : 8/22/2007
Contact: Salem District Office
Contact Phone: (503) 315-5949
Program Areas: Riparian/Aquatic/Fisheries