Management Actions/Direction for All Land Use Allocations and Resource Programs
The land use allocations developed for the SEIS Record of Decision and applicable to BLM administered lands in the Eugene District are Riparian Reserves, Late-Successional Reserves, Adaptive Management Areas, and Matrix.
The SEIS Record of Decision provides management guidance for a specific list of plant and animal species that are or may be found in the major land allocation areas (see Appendix B). In this Resource Management Plan, these species are referred to as "SEIS Special Attention Species." Management guidance is separated into 2 categories: "Survey and Manage" and "Protection Buffers."
All management actions/direction in this RMP are subject to refinement through planning based on watershed analysis and the adaptive management process. In some areas, land use allocations overlap. A hierarchy of allocations and related management actions/direction will be used to guide plan implementation (see Appendix A, Standards and Guidelines).
Land use allocation acres in the text are gross acres (i.e., overlaps with other allocations are not taken out).
Management Actions/Direction -
Survey and Manage Amphibians, Mammals, Bryophytes, Mollusks, Vascular Plants, Fungi, Lichens, and Arthropods
Survey and manage for SEIS Special Attention Species within the range of the species and the particular habitats that they are known to occupy. Appendix B lists which species are covered by this provision, and which of the following 4 categories and management actions/direction are to be applied to each:
Management Actions/Direction -
Protection Buffers for SEIS Special Attention Species (Amphibians, Nonvascular Plants, Birds, and Mammals)
Provide protection buffers for specific rare and locally endemic species and other species in the upland forest matrix. A list of these species and related management actions/direction are presented in Appendix B and the section on Special Status and SEIS Special Attention Species. These species are likely to be assured viability if they occur within reserves. However, there might be occupied locations outside reserves that will be important to protect as well.
Apply the following management actions/direction:
See Special Status and SEIS Special Attention Species section for additional details.
Specific Land Use Allocations
This section describes specific land use allocations developed for the SEIS/ROD.
Two of the allocations in the SEIS/ROD, Congressionally Reserved Areas and Administratively Withdrawn Areas, recognize existing and proposed BLM management. These allocations are fully incorporated in the resource program elements of this RMP. They are not described as separate land use allocations in this document.
There are no areas in the District that are Congressionally Reserved.
The types of administratively withdrawn areas, also known as District Reserves (DDR), are areas that include special resource values such as Bald Eagle Habitat Areas and Relic Forest Islands. These 3,000 acres include 1,821 acres of habitat encompassing Threatened or Endangered plants or animals, 575 acres representing Relic Forest Islands, 1,158 acres of Riparian Reserves, 274 acres of unmapped Late-Successional Reserves for spotted owls, and 187 acres of fragile sites. These acreages commonly overlap, which accounts for why they add up to over 3,000 acres if totaled.
In the Secretary's ROD, DDR are called "Administratively Withdrawn Areas." These areas (DDR) are opportunities where management emphasis precludes scheduled timber harvest and are not included in calculations of Probable Sale Quantity (PSQ).