|Summary: This project area is located on federal lands (approximately 232,332 acres) managed by the Marys Peak (MP) and Tillamook Resource Areas (RAs), Salem District BLM (Bureau of Land Management) and private lands located within the boundaries of these resource areas located west of the Willamette Valley, Oregon in Benton, Clatsop, Columbia, Lane, Lincoln, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Washington, and Yamhill counties. The project area only includes private lands where federal dollars are providing funding for the treatment of non-native plant (NNP) species and generally requires both parties to enter into a partnership or cost share agreement.
The BLM has conducted an environmental assessment (EA), documented in the Westside Salem Integrated Non-Native Plant Management Plan Environmental Assessment (EA # OR080-06-09). The proposed project will implement a long term integrated weed management plan to reduce and control NNP species across the MP and Tillamook RAs. It includes cultural, physical, biological and chemical control of NNPs in a variety of habitats within LSR (Late-Successional Reserve), RR (Riparian Reserve), AMA (Adaptive Management Area), Matrix LUAs (Land Use Allocations) and ACECs (Areas of Critical and Environmental Concern). Chemical use will be limited to the BLM-approved herbicide glyphosate. Herbicides will only be utilized for control of ODA (Oregon Department of Agriculture) NNP species designated as "noxious" when all other control methods were identified as not practical (see EA OR080-06-09, Appendix 5, p. 81 for a list of ODA listed noxious weeds).