Table 2 - Summary of Environmental Consequences, Comparison of Alternatives


  Alternatives
Effects PRMP8 PA2 Baseline NA1 A B C D E
Air Quality (1,000s of tons of fuel burned3
annually in prescribed fires, 10 years)
26 26 142 64 68 60 26 34 36
Water Quality (10 years)4                  
No. of watersheds probably improving5 4 4 N/A 2 2 2 4 4 4
No. of watersheds probably declining 5 5 N/A 6 10 6 4 5 5
No. of watersheds with no significant change 4 4 N/A 5 1 5 5 4 4
Biological Diversity                  
After 10 years (acres)                  
  . mature forest 28,106 28,574 23,759 7 22,573 16,685 31,280 29,933 31,824
  . old growth forest 38,038 38,841 38,266 7 8,671 19,330 37,161 40,861 43,493
After 100 years (acres)                  
  . mature forest 198,334 132,441 23,759 7 15,825 24,690 169,202 94,797 134,429
  . old growth forest 58,014 54,675 38,266 7 11,256 26,820 56,258 57,851 69,319
Riparian Trend (200 years: +, , 0) + 0   0 - 0 0 + +
Woodpecker Populations
(% of potential, 10 years)
499 49 44 38 36 41 48 49 49
Elk Habitat (10 years)5                  
No. of habitat areas improving 2 1 N/A 0 0 0 0 0 0
No. of habitat areas unchanged 3 4 N/A 0 0 0 0 2 5
No. of habitat areas declining 0 0 N/A 5 5 5 5 3 0
Fish Populations, 10 Years (+,-,0) + +   + 0 + + + +
Threatened and Endangered Species                  
  Spotted Owl Habitat                  
  BLM land (100 years) 235 173 N/A 35 21 48 274 143 151
  (thousand acres)                  
Potential bald eagle breeding sites protected 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Potential bald eagle winter roost sites protected 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Known marbled murrelet sites protected 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Visual Resources (10 years; +,-, 0) + + - - - + + + +


  Alternatives
Effects PRMP8 PA2 Baseline NA1 A B C D E
Wild and Scenic Rivers
(assessed river segments, 10 years)
                 
Number of Outstandingly Remarkable Values                  
  (ORVs) beneficially affected 7 7   11 0 0 5 7 14
  Number of ORVs unaffected 7 7   3 7 8 9 7 0
  Number of ORVs adversely affected 0 0   0 7 6 0 0 0
Recreation Use (capability to meet 10-year
demand6)
                 
  Off Highway travel 4 4   5 5 5 4 4 3
  Motorized travel 4 4   3 3 3 3 3 3
  Nonmotorized travel 4 4   2 1 1 3 4 4
  Camping 4 4   2 1 1 3 4 4
  Hunting 3 3   2 2 2 3 3 4
  Picnicking, studying nature, etc. 4 4   2 1 1 3 4 4
  Fishing 4 4   3 2 2 4 4 4
  Boating 3 3   2 1 1 3 3 3
  Swimming, general waterplay 5 5   3 2 2 5 5 5
  Winter sports 1 1   1 1 1 1 1 1
  Snowmobiling 0 0   0 0 0 0 0 0
Socioeconomic Conditions (10 years)                  
  Average annual O&C receipts
distributed to counties ($ million)
in Western Oregon.
25.771 14.589 13.170 23.742 34.900 32.970 10.606 11.207 12.535
  Estimated Total Dependent Personal Income 11.560     47.521 71.624 65.417 21.005 24.228 24.403
  Estimated Total Dependent Employment 735     2,677 3,934 3,509 1,214 1,398 1,403
1NA = No Action Alternative
2
PA = Preferred Alternative
3
Tons of slash burned correlates directly with the level of omissions.
4
Cumulative effects, all ownerships.
5
The planning area was divided into 5 elk habitat areas - 5 of those, where BLM administers substantial acreage, were analyzed.
6
0 = no opportunity to meet demand, 1 = least able to meet demand, 5 = best able to meet demand
7
Values are approximately between Alternatives A and B.
8
PRMP - Proposed Resource Management Plan
9
Population levels for the PRMP would exceed levels in the Draft RMP. Exact levels would depend upon the location of treatment units that will be decided through watershed analysis, and upon the degree of habitat enhancement that would occur under the PRMP in the short and long-term.
10
Watershed restoration may mitigate some of these trends.
11
Refers to either an activity center or nest.