Eugene Record of Decision and Resource Management Plan

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Appendix F
Off Highway Vehicle Designations


Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) designations for the Eugene District changed after the publication of the Draft Resource Management Plan (PRMP). With approval in December 1994 of the Proposed Resource Management Plan (PRMP) the majority of the District land is now within the limited designation with some open and closed areas. Lists of specific roads and areas within these designations are listed below each Resource Area. Within this dynamic planning process there could be necessary modifications within these designations based upon watershed analysis and development of an OHV plan. An OHV Plan including specific activity plan objectives and details will be developed following publication in 1995 of the Eugene District's Record of Decision (ROD) and Resource Management Plan (RMP). The OHV Plan will be developed through watershed analysis and within the objectives of the Aquatic Conservation Strategy. Impacts on special status species and wildlife habitats will be part of the development of the analysis pursued during this process. BLM will seek active cooperation in the development of the plan from all affected public parties and other agencies. All closures or limitations will be made subject to valid existing rights such as existing right-of-way grants, reciprocal right-of-way agreements, O&C logging road right-of-way permits and mining claims. OHV area designations are not mapped in detail in the Eugene District's RMP. They will be mapped in subsequent planning documents. Each Resource Area can be contacted for location concerns. The 3 designations of open, limited, and closed are defined from the Code of the Federal Register (CFR) 8340.0-5 as follows:

  "(f) Open Area means an area where all types of vehicle use is permitted at all times, anywhere in the area subject to the operating regulations and vehicle standards set forth in subparts 8341 and 8342 of this title.
  "(g) Limited Area means an area restricted at certain times, in certain areas, and/or to certain vehicular use. These restrictions may be of any type, but can generally be accommodated within the following type of categories: numbers of vehicles; types of vehicles; time or season of vehicle use; permitted or licensed use only; use on existing roads and trails; use on designated roads and trails; and other restrictions.
  "(h) Closed Area means an area where off-road vehicle use is prohibited. Use of off-road vehicles in closed areas may be allowed for certain reasons; however, such use shall be made only with the approval of the authorized officer."

Within the limited designation the District has the following 3 categories:

  Limited to Designated Roads and Trails. These are areas that allow OHV activity on specific (listed) roads and trails only. Unrestricted road and trail motor vehicle operation may result in unnecessary soil erosion and create a likelihood of inadvertent negative impacts to important wildlife habitat or sensitive plant communities. Also accidental negative environmental affects related to totally unrestricted OHV operation may occur; therefore, a limited designation is needed to ensure that potential motor vehicle use impacts can be properly mitigated or avoided. The majority of these areas are found within certain Special Recreation Management Areas (SRMAs) which are listed along with their road designations by Resource Area below.
  Limited to Existing Roads and Trails. These are areas that allow OHV activity on all existing roads and trails. Due to the steepness of the terrain, unstable soils, and high rainfall common to this region, unregulated cross-country motor vehicle operation may result in unnecessary soil erosion and create a likelihood of inadvertent negative impacts to critical wildlife habitat or sensitive plant communities. Accidental negative environmental affects related to totally unrestricted OHV operation may occur; therefore, a limited designation is needed to ensure that potential motor vehicle use impacts can be properly mitigated or avoided. Most of the District lands are included in this category.
  Limited to Seasonal Use Due to Resource Concerns. Roads that are identified in this category are restricted for use during seasonal periods for resource concerns such as fish, riparian, and wildlife. These roads are listed below by Resource Area, with the specific season and reason identified.

McKenzie Resource Area

Designation Site Acres Reason
Closed: Shotgun Recreation Site 277 protect recreation values
  Horse Rock Ridge ACEC/RNA1 378 protect ACEC/RNA
  McGowan Creek Environment
Education Area
79 protect EEA
  Mohawk ACEC/RNA 292 protect ACEC/RNA
  Proposed Coburg Hills
RFI ACEC
804 protect ACEC
  Proposed Cougar Mtn
Yew Grove ACEC
10 protect ACEC
  Proposed Grassy Mtn ACEC 74 protect ACEC
  Total 1,914  
  Potential2 Low Elevation
Headwaters of the
McKenzie River ACEC
7,650 will need further analysis
during the OHV planning
process before designations
can be assigned.
  1ACEC/RNA = Area of Critical Environmental Concern/Research Natural Area

2This ACEC is potential instead of proposed due to the time period it was nominated in. This ACEC will receive interim management to protect the relevant and important values until the required review period is completed (see ACEC section).

Limited: Limited to Existing Roads and Trails:
  Vehicle use in the rest of the McKenzie Resource Area is within this designation.

South Valley Resource Area

Designation Site Acres Reason
Closed: Fox Hollow ACEC
including Road No. 19-4-4.1B
160 protect ACEC
  Camas Swale ACEC
including Road Numbers:
19-4-25.1
19-4-25.1 Spur South
19-4-26 segments B, C, D, E
19-4-26.2B
314 protect ACEC
  Potential1 Dorena Prairie ACEC 8 protect ACEC
  Proposed Dorena Lake RFI ACEC 18 protect ACEC
  Potential1 Cottage Grove Old
Growth Environmental Education Area
80 protect EEA
  Proposed Cottage Grove Lake
RFI ACEC
53 protect ACEC
  Upper Elk Meadows ACEC
including Road Numbers:
23-2-35.1
23-2-35.2
23-2-35.3
23-2-35.6
242 protect ACEC
  Potential1 Lorane
Ponderosa Pine ACEC
including Road Nos. 19-4-17.1
and 19-4-22.1
106 protect ACEC
  Total 981  
 
Road Reason
Road No. 20-4-15 segments C and D
Road 20-4-15 Section 21 spurs
Road No. 21-3-16 segment C
Critical resources2
Critical resources
Public safety and resource damage
 
  1These ACECs and EEA areas are potential instead of proposed due to the time period when they were nominated. The areas will receive interim management to protect their relevant and important values until the required review period is completed. See ACEC section.

2Critical resources includes T&E wildlife and plant species, fish spawning and habitat areas, and wildlife such as elk emphasis areas.

Limited: Roads Limited to Seasonal Use:
 
Road Number Seasonal Closure Reason
21-2-1.4
21-1-19.2
20-6-4.2 seg. B, C
20-6-5 seg. A, C
20-6-5.1
20-6-5.2 seg. A, C
20-6-5.3
20-6-5.4
20-6-5.5
20-6-8.2
20-6-9
19-3-29 SE1/4SW1/4
19-4-4

19-4-9
19-4-9.1
19-4-9.2
19-4-17
19-5-15
20-1-31.1
20-1-31.2
20-4-1
20-4-1.1
20-4-1.2
20-4-1.4
20-4-1.5
20-4-4.3
20-4-5.1
20-4-8 lot 3 spur
20-4-19.5
20-4-19.6
20-4-23
20-4-23.1
20-4-29 seg. D
20-4-29.2
20-4-29.4
20-4-30 seg. F, H
20-4-35

20-4-35.1
20-4-35.2

20-4-35.3
20-5-5.1
20-6-11 seg. C
21-1-5
21-2-1.5
22-2-3.2
23-4-1.2
1/1 to 8/15
4/1 to 10/31
2/1 to 5/31
2/1 to 5/31
2/1 to 5/31
2/1 to 5/31
2/1 to 5/31
2/1 to 5/31
2/1 to 5/31
2/1 to 5/31
2/1 to 5/31
4/1 to 10/31
12/1 to 9/30

12/1 to 9/30
12/1 to 9/30
12/1 to 9/30
12/1 to 9/30
4/1 to 10/31
3/1 to 9/30
3/1 to 9/30
12/1 to 9/30
12/1 to 9/30
12/1 to 9/30
12/1 to 9/30
12/1 to 9/30
4/1 to 10/31
4/1 to 10/31
4/1 to 10/31
4/1 to 10/31
4/1 to 10/31
4/1 to 10/31
4/1 to 10/31
4/1 to 10/31
6/1 to 9/15
6/1 to 9/15
10/15 to 5/15
12/1 to 9/15

4/1 to 10/31
12/1 to 9/30

12/1 to 9/30
10/1 to 3/15
10/1 to 3/15
3/1 to 9/30
1/1 to 8/15
3/1 to 9/30
4/1 to 10/31
Critical resources
Critical resources
Critical resources
Critical resources
Critical resources
Critical resources
Critical resources
Critical resources
Critical resources
Critical resources
Critical resources
Critical resources
Critical resources, public safety,
resource damage
same as above
same as above
same as above
same as above
Critical resources
Critical resources
Critical resources
Public safety and resource damage
same as above
same as above
same as above
same as above
Critical resources
Critical resources
Critical resources
Critical resources
Critical resources
Critical resources
Critical resources
Critical resources
Critical resources
Critical resources
Critical resources
Critical resources, public safety,
resource damage
Critical resources
Critical resources, public safety,
resource damage
same as above
Critical resources
Critical resources
Critical resources
Critical resources
Critical resources
Critical resources
Limited: Limited to Designated Roads:
  Vehicle use within the Siuslaw River SRMA is limited to the following designated roads:
 
19-6-20.1 20-6-1 20-6-9.2 20-6-14
-29 -3 -9.3 -14.1
-29.2 -3.1 -9.4 -15
-29.3 seg. A1 -3.2 -10 seg. D, E -15.1
-29.5 -4 seg. B -10.1 -15.3
-29.6 -4.2 seg. A -10.3  
-33.4 -4.3 -11 20-7-2 seg. A2
  -4.4 -13 -2.1
19-7-35 -4.5 -13.5 -2.2
-35.4 -9.1 -13.6 -3
      -3.5
      -10
Limited: Limited to Existing Roads and Trails:
  Vehicle use within the remainder of the South Valley Resource Area is in this designation.

Coast Range Resource Area

Designation Site Acres Reason
Closed: Heceta
Sand Dunes ACEC
218 Critical resources
  Long Tom ACEC 7 Critical resources
  Total 225  
Closed: Area and Roads
(Resource Area has a location map)
  Reason
  Greenleaf Creek
including Road No.
16-8-35.1
  Critical Resource protection
  Leopold Creek
including Road Nos.
19-8-17.1
19-8-17.5
19-8-8.6
  Critical Resource protection
  Vik Road No. 16-6-20
including spur 16-6-19.1
  Critical Resource protection
  Saleratus Creek
including Road No.
18-7-31.1
  Critical resources
Open: Areas
  The following two 40 acre sanddune tracts north of the city of Florence are designated as open:
  T.18S., R.12 W., W.M.
Sec. 2: Lot 1
Sec. 15: SE1/4NE1/4
Limited: Roads Limited to Seasonal Use:
  Seasonal closure times may be adjusted within these dates due to weather and resource conditions. Fish criteria include roads within the riparian zones that parallel a stream containing anadromous fish stocks at risk. Wildlife criteria included roads within 0.5 mile of a spotted owl activity center to remain closed during nesting season and roads within 0.25 mile of murrelet nesting sites.
 
Road Number Seasonal Closure Reason
17-8-14 (Nelson Creek)
17-7- 5 (Nelson Creek)
10/15 to 9/15
10/15 to 9/15
Critical resources
Critical resources
15-6-33.5
15-6-33.6
3/1 to 9/30
3/1 to 9/30
Critical resources
Critical resources
15-7-25.6 3/1 to 9/30 Critical resources
15-7-33.1
15-7-33.4
15-7-33.5
15-7-33.6
15-7-33.7
3/1 to 9/30
3/1 to 9/30
3/1 to 9/30
3/1 to 9/30
3/1 to 9/30
Critical resources
Critical resources
Critical resources
Critical resources
Critical resources
15-7-31 (along Swamp Cr.)
15-7-31.2
16-7-6.1
10/15 to 4/15
10/15 to 4/15
10/15 to 4/15
Critical resources
Critical resources
Critical resources
16-7-15.2
16-7-15.4
16-7-15.8
3/1 to 9/30
3/1 to 9/30
3/1 to 9/30
Critical resources
Critical resources
Critical resources
16-8-1.1 3/1 to 9/30 Critical resources
17-6-4
16-6-33.1
16-6-33.2
16-6-33.3
16-6-33.4
1/1 to 8/31
1/1 to 8/31
1/1 to 8/31
1/1 to 8/31
1/1 to 8/31
Critical resources
Critical resources
Critical resources
Critical resources
Critical resources
17-6-30.1 3/1 to 9/30 Critical resources
17-7-1 3/1 to 9/30 Critical resources
17-7-15 3/1 to 9/30 Critical resources
17-7-29.1 3/1 to 9/30 Critical resources
17-8-5.1 3/1 to 9/30 Critical resources
18-7-16 3/1 to 9/30 Critical resources
18-7-17
18-7-17.1
18-7-23.1
3/1 to 9/30
3/1 to 9/30
3/1 to 9/30
Critical resources
Critical resources
Critical resources
18-7-19
18-7-19.4
18-7-19.5
18-7-19.7
18-7-21
18-7-21.1
18-7-28.3
12/1 to 3/30
12/1 to 3/30
12/1 to 3/30
12/1 to 3/30
12/1 to 3/30
12/1 to 3/30
12/1 to 3/30
Watershed restoration
Watershed restoration
Watershed restoration
Watershed restoration
Watershed restoration
Watershed restoration
Watershed restoration
18-7-unnumbered spur,
Sec. 29
3/1 to 9/30 Critical resources
18-8-16.1 3/1 to 9/30 Critical resources
18-8-21
(along Whittaker Creek)
10/15 to 4/15 Critical resources
18-9-25
18-9-25.1
18-9-25.2
18-9-25.4
18-9-31.1
18-9-31.3
18-9-31.4
18-9-31.5
12/1 to 3/30
12/1 to 3/30
12/1 to 3/30
12/1 to 3/30
12/1 to 3/30
12/1 to 3/30
12/1 to 3/30
12/1 to 3/30
Watershed restoration
Watershed restoration
Watershed restoration
Watershed restoration
Watershed restoration
Watershed restoration
Watershed restoration
Watershed restoration
19-6-3.5
19-6-3.6
19-6-3.7
19-6-3.8
3/1 to 9/30
3/1 to 9/30
3/1 to 9/30
3/1 to 9/30
Critical resources
Critical resources
Critical resources
Critical resources
19-6-30
19-6-19.1
19-6-19.2
19-6-19.3
12/1 to 3/30
9-/1 to 3/30
12/1 to 3/30
12/1 to 3/30
Watershed restoration
Watershed restoration
Watershed restoration
Watershed restoration
19-7-1
(along Grenshaw Creek)
10/15 to 4/15 Fish spawning & habitat
19-7-27.1
19-7-27.2
12/1 to 3/30
12/1 to 3/30
Watershed restoration
Watershed restoration
19-8-5
19-8-12
19-8-17.4
19-8-28.2
19-8-28.3
19-8-28.4
19-8-28.5
4/1 to 9/15
12/1 to 3/30
12/1 to 3/30
4/1 to 9/15
4/1 to 9/15
4/1 to 9/15
4/1 to 9/15
Critical resources
Watershed restoration
Watershed restoration
Critical resources
Critical resources
Critical resources
Critical resources
19-9-2.3 3/1 to 9/30 Critical resources
20-7-33.5 3/1 to 9/30 Critical resources
Limited: Limited to Designated Roads.
  Vehicle use within the following areas is limited to designated roads due to botany T&E plant concerns:
 
Township
Range
Section
Road Number Township
Range
Section
Road Number
16-8-33
15-6-35
16-6- 1
16-6-12
16-6-12
18-8- 3
16-8-33
16-6- 2.1
16-6- 1
16-5- 7
unnamed spur
18-8-3.5
19-8-27
19-8-27
19-8-27
19-8-27
19-8-27
19-8-27
19-8-13.2
19-8-27.1
19-8-27.2
19-8-27.3
19-8-27.4
19-8-27.5
  Vehicle use within the Siuslaw River SRMA is limited to the following designated roads:
  18-8-21; -26; -34; -35
  19-7-25
  19-8-3; -3.2; -3.7; -3.9; -8.2 (BLM portion); -9.7; -9.7A; -11; -11.1; -11.2; -11.3; -13;
-13.1; -13.2; -14; -26.2; -30; -30.1; -30.2; -35.4; -35.5; -36; -36.3
  19-7-9.1; -12.1; -16.1; -17.1; -19; -20.1; -20.4; -21.2; -22.6; -23; -23.3; -25; -25.1;
-27.8; -28 (BLM portion); -28.2; -28.3
  20-7-3.2
  Vehicle use within the Upper Lake Creek SRMA is limited to the following designated roads:
  14-6-34 (BLM portions)
  15-6-7.2; -17.1; -17.2; -18; -18.4; -19.1; -19.2; -19.4; -19.5; -19.6; -26
  15-7-10; -10.4; -14.2; -14.4; -15; -15.3; -15.4; -16.1; -16.4; -16.5; -16.6; -17 (BLM portions); -17.1; -17.2; -17.4; -18; -18.1; -18.2; -18.3; -19; -19.1; -19.2; -19.3; -20; -20.1; -20.3; -20.4; -21; -21.1; -21.3; -21.4; -21.5; -21.6; -22; -23 (BLM portions); -23.2; -24.1; -25.2; -25.3; -25.4; -25.5; -25.7; -26; -26.2; -27; -27.1; -28; -28.1; -29; -29.1; -29.3; -29.4; -29.5; -30 (BLM portions); -33; -34.1; -35; -36
  unnumbered road in 15-7-10
unnumbered road in 15-7-14
unnumbered road in 15-7-23
unnumbered road in 15-7-24
unnumbered road in 15-7-26
  Vehicle use within the Lower Lake Creek SRMA (including the Lake Creek Falls ACEC) is limited to the following designated roads:
  16-7-19; -19.2
spur road to plantation in 16-7-19
  16-7-23; -27; -27.1; -27.3; -27.4; -27.5; -28; -29; -29.4; -29.5; -30; -30.1; -30.4;
-33.5; -33.6
Limited: Limited to Existing Roads and Trails:
  Vehicle use within the remainder of the Coast Range Resource Area is in this designation.