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Project: Gordon Creek Thinning

Project Status: Planning in Progress
Office Location: Salem
Resource Area: Cascades
NEPA #: OR080-07-05  Decision Rationale
Document Publish Date: 4/27/2011
Summary: Gordon Creek Thinning III -The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Cascades Resource Area has made a decision to thin 453 acres of forest stands averaging 55-70 years old. This project will be implemented as the Gordon Creek Thinning III timber sale. Other actions include: approximately 47 acres of fuels treatment; 0.26 mile of road construction. These roads will be blocked and stabilized after harvest activities; 1 mile of road improvement; and 3 miles of road renovation. This project is located in T.1 S., R. 5 E., Section 1, W.M. within the Gordon Creek 6th field watershed in Multnomah County, Oregon. Contact: Chris Papen (503) 375-5633
Public Protest/Appeal Start Date : 4/27/2011
Public Protest/Appeal End Date : 5/12/2011
Contact: Chris Papen
Contact Phone: (503) 375-5633
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture
NEPA #: OR080-07-05  Environmental Assessment
Document Publish Date: 4/15/2011
Summary: 12/2009 Revised EA: December 2009 Update of the Gordon Creek Thinning EA: The Cascades Resource Area has revised the Gordon Creek EA to include an analysis on Carbon Storage and Climate Change. The project itself has not changed since the release of the March 2009 Revised EA. The Proposed Action is to thin approximately 1724 acres of which 1324 acres are within the GFMA Matrix and 400 acres are within the Riparian Reserve land use allocations. The project area is located within the Gordon Creek 6th field watershed, near the City of Corbett in Multnomah County, OR (T.1 S, R. 5 E, sections 1, 3, 9, 11, 13, 15). The Cascades Field Manager is accepting comments on the Carbon Storage and Climate Change sections of this EA.
Public Review Start Date : 12/02/2009
Public Review End Date : 12/19/2009
Contact: Carolyn Sands
Contact Phone: 503-315-5973
Program Areas: Other
NEPA #: OR080-07-05  Decision Rationale
Document Publish Date: 5/26/2010
Summary: Gordon Creek Thinning II Decision Rationale:: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Cascades Resource Area has made a decision to thin 387 acres of forest stands averaging 52-74 years old. This project will be implemented as the Gordon Creek Thinning II timber sale. Other actions include: 83 acres of fuels treatment and 5 acres of Right-of-Way clearing for 1.8 miles of new natural surface road construction and 1.0 miles of renovation of natural surface roads. These roads will be blocked and stabilized after harvest activities. This project is located in T.1 S., R. 5 E., Section 3, SE SW, SWSE; Section 9, NWNW; and Section 11, W.M. within the Gordon Creek 6th field watershed in Multnomah County, Oregon.
Public Protest/Appeal Start Date : 5/26/2010
Public Protest/Appeal End Date : 6/10/2010
Contact: Rudy Hefter
Contact Phone: 503-375-5671
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture
NEPA #: OR080-07-05  Decision Rationale
Document Publish Date: 2/22/2010
Summary: Gordon Creek Thinning I Revised Decision Rationale:: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Cascades Resource Area is reissuing the April 2009 Gordon Creek Thinning I Decision Rationale. The project is unchanged from the April decision. The selected action is to thin 780 acres of forest stands averaging 52-74 years old based on comments received on the December 2009 Gordon Creek Revised EA. This project is located in 1 S. R., 5 E., Section 11, SW SW, Section 13, Section 15, N, N SE, W.M. within the Gordon Creek 6th field watershed in Multnomah County, Oregon. Other actions include 2.2 miles of new road construction that will be blocked and stabilized after harvest activities, and 214 acres of fuel treatments.
Public Protest/Appeal Start Date : 2/24/2010
Public Protest/Appeal End Date : 3/11/2010
Contact: Carolyn Sands
Contact Phone: 503-315-5973
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture
NEPA #: OR080-07-05  Decision Rationale
Document Publish Date: 4/29/2009
Summary: Gordon Creek Thinning I Decision Rationale:: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Cascades Resource Area has made a decision to thin 780 acres of forest stands averaging 52-74 years old. This project will be implemented as the Gordon Creek Thinning I timber sale. This project is located in 1 S. R., 5 E., Section 11, SW SW, Section 13, Section 15, N, N SE, W.M. within the Gordon Creek 6th field watershed in Multnomah County, Oregon. This project was documented in the Gordon Creek Thinning Revised EA (EA # OR080-07-05). Other actions include 2.2 miles of new road construction that will be blocked and stabilized after harvest activities, and 214 acres of fuel treatments.
Public Protest/Appeal Start Date : 4/29/2009
Public Protest/Appeal End Date : 5/14/2009
Contact: Salem District Office
Contact Phone: (503) 315-5949
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture
NEPA #: OR080-07-05  Environmental Assessment
Document Publish Date: 3/18/2009
Summary: 03/2009 Revised EA: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published the Gordon Creek Thinning Environmental Assessment (EA# OR080-07-05) in September of 2007. It was available for public review until October 26, 2007. Comments received on the EA were reviewed and as a result, the Cascades Resource Area Field Manager decided to revise the Gordon Creek Thinning EA. The purpose of this revision is to incorporate changes to the proposed action and update the description of the alternatives, affected environment, and environmental effects as a result of further field work and in response to the comments received on the original EA. The revised proposed Action is to thin approximately 1724 acres of which 1324 acres are within the GFMA Matrix and 400 acres are within the Riparian Reserve land use allocations. The project area is located within the Gordon Creek 6th field watershed, near the City of Corbett in Multnomah County, OR (T.1 S, R. 5 E, sections 1, 3, 9, 11, 13, 15).
Public Review Start Date : 3/18/2009
Public Review End Date : 4/06/2009
Contact: Salem District Office
Contact Phone: (503) 315-5949
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture
NEPA #: OR080-07-05  Environmental Assessment
Document Publish Date: 9/25/2007
Summary: 2007 EA :The Gordon Creek Thinning Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) has been completed and available for review. The Proposed Action is to thin approximately 1800 acres of which 1300 acres within the General Forest Management Allocation (GFMA) and 500 acres within the Riparian Reserves (RR) located on BLM lands within the Cascade Resource Area. The project area is located within the Lower Sandy watershed, near the City of Corbett in Multnomah County, OR (T.1 S, R. 5 E, sections 1, 3, 9, 11, 13, 15).
Public Review Start Date : 9/26/2007
Public Review End Date : 11/16/2007
Contact: Salem District Office
Contact Phone: (503) 315-5949
Program Areas: Timber/Silviculture