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Oregon / Washington


Planning Resources
National Planning Site
Planning Area Map (PDF)

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) ensures that the BLM (and other Federal Agencies) considers the impact of an action on the quality of the human environment before decisions are made and the action is taken. NEPA-related documents are required to concentrate on significant issues.

The NEPA process is intended to help public officials make better decisions based on an understanding of environmental consequences, and take actions that protect, restore, and enhance the quality of the human environment.

NEPA Document Search

NEPA Search

The NEPA document library contains documents relevant to the BLM planning projects throughout Oregon and Washington.

Documents can be searched by fiscal year, district, program area, and document type via the NEPA Document Search form.

Ongoing Planning Efforts

Greater Sage-Grouse Planning Effort

Greater Sage-Grouse Planning Effort

In response to the March 2010 United States Fish and Wildlife Service's decision to list the Greater Sage-Grouse as "Warranted but not Precluded," the Oregon BLM is currently in the process of developing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to address the needs of Greater Sage-Grouse and its associated habitat. The purpose of this EIS is to outline a strategy that will prevent further decline of the species and to improve the health of the sagebrush ecosystem it relies upon, while also ensuring the BLM's multiple-use mission continues to be upheld.

To obtain up-to-date information of the progress of the Oregon effort, please visit here.

You can also receive updates on the project by signing up for the mailing list on the Get Involved page.

This planning effort is in conjunction with Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Southwestern Montana, and Northeastern California, collectively known as the Great Basin Region. For more information about the progress of the Region as a whole, please visit here.

Sleeping Indian peak above the John Day River

John Day Basin Resource Management Plan

The Bureau of Land Management is developing a new Resource Management plan for lands managed by the BLM within the John Day Basin. This new plan will revise and consolidate three Resource Management Plans that provide current guidance within the John Day Basin: The Two Rivers Resource Management Plan (1986), the John Day Resource Management Plan (1985), and the Baker Resource Management Plan (1989). more >>

Map-21 Planning Effort

Map-21 Planning Effort

Surface transportation funding authorization through the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) requires federal land management agencies to conduct transportation planning that is consistent with metropolitan and statewide planning processes. MAP-21 also encourages multiagency collaboration to establish common goals, conditions, and actions of mutual benefit. The BLM is an active participant in this planning effort with the Federal Highway Administration.

To achieve these goals, the Federal Highway Administration Office of Federal Lands Highway and are working with FLMAs and their partners in the Pacific Northwest to develop a Collaborative Long Range Transportation Plan. This effort involves the following agencies: Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, and State and local transportation agencies in Oregon and Washington.

More information about this planning effort is available at: http://www.volpe.dot.gov/transportation-planning/public-lands/federal-lands-highway-federal-lands-collaborative-long-range

Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline

The BLM is a Cooperating Agency on FERC's EIS for the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline. more >>

RMP Evaluation Report for Western Oregon Districts

The Resource Management Plan Evaluation Report for Western Oregon Districts covers the Salem, Eugene, Roseburg, Coos Bay and Medford districts as well as the Klamath Falls Resource Area in the Lakeview District. The six western Oregon BLM units manage these 2.5 million acres under the 1995 Western Oregon Resource Management Plans, and were last evaluated in 2004. The 2012 plan evaluation found a need for changes in the timber and wildlife programs and minor changes to other BLM-administered programs. The evaluation report indicates a plan revision is appropriate for BLM's western Oregon plans to comprehensively review the mix of resource uses and protections and adjust RMP objectives and associated land use allocations and management direction. more >>

RMPs for Western Oregon

RMPs for Western Oregon

The BLM Oregon is initiating a resource management plan (RMP) revisions which will provide goals, objectives, and direction for the management of approximately 2.5 million acres of BLM-administered lands in western Oregon. The planning area consists of the Coos Bay, Eugene, Medford, Roseburg, and Salem Districts, as well as the Klamath Falls Resource Area of the Lakeview District. more >>

San Juan Islands National Monument Resource Management Plan

The BLM is developing a Resource Management Plan for the San Juan Islands National Monument. The San Juan Islands National Monument RMP will guide the BLM's management of these spectacular lands in a manner that ensures the protection of their remarkable cultural, historic, and ecological values for the benefit of generations of Americans to come. more >>

Existing Land Use Plans

Previous Planning Efforts

Western Oregon Plan Revision


On May 16, 2012, the U.S. District Court, District of Oregon (Pacific Rivers Council et al v. Shepard) vacated the 2008 Records of Decision/Resource Management Plans for western Oregon BLM districts and reinstated BLM's 1995 RODs/RMPs. As of May 16, 2012, the western Oregon Districts have reverted back to the 1995 ROD/RMP as the official land use plan of record.

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