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Oregon / Washington

Resource Management Plans (RMPs) for Western Oregon

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The Resource Management Plans (RMP) for Western Oregon will determine how the BLM will manage 2.5 million acres of land to further the recovery of threatened and endangered species, provide for clean water, restore fire-adapted ecosystems, produce a sustained yield of timber products, coordinate management of lands surrounding the Coquille Forest with the Coquille Tribe, and provide for recreation opportunities.

These lands provide forest products, fish and wildlife habitat, and countless recreation opportunities. Unlike national forests, BLM lands in western Oregon are generally not large contiguous blocks, but a "checkerboard" pattern of federal lands.

The comment period for the Draft Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement closed on August 21, 2015. The BLM received approximately 4,500 comments from government officials, agencies, and members of the public—thank you for your submissions! The RMP for Western Oregon team is reviewing, assessing, and working on addressing responses to substantive comments. These responses will be published with the Proposed RMP/Final EIS in the spring of 2016.

Outreach Report

For more information on the formal comment period, you can visit our webpage: http://www.blm.gov/or/plans/rmpswesternoregon/comments.php

You can also read our summary on the outreach process below:
Draft RMP/EIS Outreach Report (PDF)




Following is a tentative timeline for the RMPs for Western Oregon planning process:

April 24, 2015 Release of Draft RMP/EIS
April 24, 2015-August 21, 2015 Comment Period
May 2015-January 2016 Develop and analyze proposed RMP/Final EIS
Spring 2016 Publish Proposed RMP/Final EIS
Spring 2016 Protest Period, Governor’s Consistency Review, Resolution
Summer 2016 Record of Decision