Land Tenure Adjustments
Make land tenure adjustments to benefit a variety of uses and values. Emphasize opportunities that conserve biological diversity or enhance timber management opportunities. As a matter of practice, O&C forest lands allocated to timber management would only be exchanged for lands to be managed for multiple-use purposes.
Meet the following objectives for the three land tenure adjustment zones:
Make BLM-administered lands in Zones 1, 2, and 3 available for a variety of uses as authorized by Section 302 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, the Recreation and Public Purposes Act, and special recreation permits.
Manage newly-acquired lands for the purpose for which they are acquired or consistent with the management objectives for adjacent BLM-administered lands. If lands with unique or fragile resource values are acquired, protect those values until the next plan revision.
Eliminate unauthorized use of BLM-administered land.
Land Use Allocations
See Map 10 for location of land tenure zones. See Appendix H for legal descriptions of Zone 3 lands.
Management Actions/Direction - Riparian Reserves
Use land acquisition, exchange, and conservation easements to meet Aquatic Conservation Strategy objectives and facilitate restoration of fish stocks and other species at risk of extinction.
Management Actions/Direction - Late-Successional Reserves
Consider land exchanges when they will provide benefits equal to or better than current conditions.
Consider land exchanges especially to improve area, distribution, and quality (e.g., connectivity, shape, and contribution to biodiversity) of Late-Successional Reserves and where public and private lands are intermingled.
Management Actions/Direction - All Land Use Allocations
Use the land tenure adjustment criteria shown in Appendix I when analyzing site-specific proposals to acquire or dispose of land.
Use the following three-zone concept to guide selection of lands for exchange, sale, transfer, or acquisition:
Consider the effect of land tenure adjustments on the mineral estate. If the lands are not known to have mineral potential, or in an exchange if the mineral potential is deemed equal, the mineral estate will normally be transferred simultaneously with the surface estate.
Consider conveying the subsurface mineral interest owned by the United States to the existing or proposed owner of the surface estate consistent with FLPMA Section 209 (b).
Make exchanges to enhance public resource values and/or improve land patterns and management capabilities of both private and BLM-administered land within the planning area by consolidating ownership and reducing the potential for land use conflict.
Consult with county governments prior to any exchange or sale involving O&C or CBWR lands.
Minimize impact on local tax base by emphasizing exchanges rather than fee purchase.
Realign the Coos Bay/Medford District boundaries and sustained yield unit boundaries to administratively transfer jurisdiction of the land in the O'Brien-Takilma area from the Coos Bay District to the Medford District.
Realign the Coos Bay/Roseburg District boundaries and sustained yield unit boundaries to administratively transfer jurisdiction of the BLM-administered land in T. 271/2 S., R. 8 W., W.M., from the Coos Bay District to the Roseburg District.
Exchange of O&C and CBWR lands would be made primarily to acquire lands that would enhance timber management opportunities. Exchanges of Public Domain lands would be made to benefit one or more of the resources managed, including nontimber values. Sale of O&C and CBWR lands other than available commercial forest lands and Public Domain lands would be made to dispose of lands that meet the criteria of FLPMA Section 203 (a).
BLM-administered lands on the North Spit of Coos Bay within Coos County Comprehensive Plan zoning districts 3E-WD, 4CS, and 6WD could be offered for exchange, sale, or lease to accommodate local economic expansion and industrial development. BLM could acquire lands in zoning district 2CS to benefit recreation and wildlife, in zoning district 5A-NS to benefit wildlife values, or other lands to benefit other resource values.
Sell BLM-administered lands under the authority of FLPMA section 203 (a), which requires that at least one of the following conditions exists before land is offered for sale: