Coos Bay Record of Decision and Resource Management Plan

Acronyms and Abbreviations

Coos Bay Record of Decision

Coos Bay District Resource Management Plan Table of Contents:

- Tables

- Figures

- Maps

- Appendices

Appendix I. Land Ownership Adjustment Criteria


In accordance with FLPMA and other laws, Executive Orders, and Departmental and Bureau policy, the evaluation process for any land disposal or acquisition will provide for consideration of unique resource values or other factors, including but not limited to those listed below:

- Access to public lands or access for public purposes.
- Threatened, Endangered, or sensitive plant and animal species habitat.
- Riparian areas, floodplains, and wetlands.
- Fish habitat.
- Nesting/breeding habitat for important game and non-game animals.
- Seasonal habitat of big game.
- Developed recreation sites and recreation use areas.
- Unique sites or habitats with fish, wildlife, botanical, cultural, or recreational interpretive values.
- High quality scenery.
- Energy and mineral potential.
- Land adjacent to rivers suitable for designation under the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.
- Significant cultural resources and sites eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Designated wilderness areas and areas being studied for possible wilderness designation.
- Accessibility of the land for recreation and other public uses.
- Amount of public investments in facilities or improvements and the potential for recovering those investments.
- Difficulty or cost of administration (manageability).
- To develop a more manageable land base for timber management (e.g., provide for logical harvest units, balance age class distributions).
- Significance of the decision in stabilizing business, social and economic conditions, and/or lifestyles.
- Whether private sites exist for the proposed use.
- Encumbrances, including but not limited to withdrawals and existing leases or permits.
- Consistency with cooperative agreements, and plans or policies of other agencies.
- Suitability (need for change in land ownership or use) for purposes including but not limited to community expansion or economic development, such as industrial, residential, or agricultural (other than grazing) development.