Roseburg District

Record of Decision and

Resource Management Plan


Table of Contents

Record of Decision

Introduction   3
Alternatives Considered and Rationale for Decision   3
Environmentally Preferable Alternative   5
Implementation   6
Valid Existing Rights   6
Administrative Actions   6
Mitigation and Monitoring   6
Public Involvement   6
Recommendation/Approval   7

Tables
R-1 Summary of Land Allocations and Management Actions/Direction   8
R-2 Summary of Environmental Consequences, Comparison of Alternatives   11
     

Resource Management Plan

The Planning Area   15
Purpose and Need   15
Relationship of the RMP to BLM Policies, Programs, and other Plans   16
Planning Process and Criteria   17
The Resource Management Plan   18
  Introduction   18
  Vision   18
  Strategy   18
  Ecological Principles for Management of Late-Successional Forests   19
  Aquatic Conservation Strategy   19
  Land Use Allocations and Resource Programs   21
Management Actions/Direction for All Land Use Allocations and Resource Programs   21
  Survey and Manage Species   22
  Protection Buffers   23
Specific Land Use Allocations (organized by Objectives, Land Use Allocations, and Resource Programs)   23
  Riparian Reserves   23
  Late-Successional Reserves   29
  Adaptive Management Areas   32
  Matrix   33
Resource Programs (organized by Objectives, Land Use Allocations, and Resource Programs)   34
  Air Quality   35
  Water and Soils   35
  Wildlife Habitat   37
  Fish Habitat   40
  Special Status and SEIS Special Attention Species   40
  Special Areas   50
  Cultural Resources Including American Indian Values   51
  Visual Resources   52
  Wild and Scenic Rivers   53
  Wilderness   54
  Rural Interface Areas   54
  Socioeconomic Conditions   55
  Recreation   55
  Timber Resources   60
  Special Forest Products   65
  Energy and Minerals   66
  Land Tenure Adjustments   67
  Rights of Way   69
  Access   71
  Withdrawals   71
  Roads   72
  Noxious Weeds   74
  Hazardous Materials   75
  Fire/Fuels Management   75
Coordination and Consultation   78
Use of the Completed Plan   78
Adaptive Management   79
Watershed Analysis   80
Requirements for Further Environmental Analysis   82
Management Assessments and Plans   83
Management of Newly Acquired Lands   84
The Budget Link   84
Monitoring   84
Research   86
 

Tables

   
1   Fish Habitat Enhancement Projects   87
2   Potential and Existing Recreation Sites and Trails   87
3   Special Recreation Management Areas   88
4   Classifications and Withdrawals Recommended for Termination or Revocation   88
5   Land Allocations (acres) for Special Areas   89
6   Nominated Areas of Critical Environmental Concern   89
7   Acres of Protected Special Status Plant Habitat and Buffers by Alternative   90
8   Oil and Gas and Geothermal Lease Restrictions (Acres)   90
9   Locatable Minerals Restrictions (Acres)   90
10   Salable Minerals Restrictions (Acres)   90
 

Figures

1   Roseburg District Land Use Allocations   91
2   Roseburg District RMP Land Use Allocations, PSQ-Base vs Reserves   92
3   Late Successional Reserve Elements   93
4   Process for Changing the RMP   94
5   Adaptive Management Process   95
 
ACRONYMS   97
GLOSSARY   101
INDEX   117
 

Appendices

A   SEIS Record of Decision   121
B   Land Ownership Adjustment Criteria   123
C   Land Tenure Zone 3 Lands   125
D   Best Management Practices   129
E   Silvicultural Systems and Harvest Methods   145
F   Forest Genetics Program   155
G   Restrictions on Mineral and Energy Exploration and Development Activity   159
H   Management for SEIS Special Attention Species   177
I   Resource Management Plan Monitoring   189
J   Acreage Standards for the Resource Management Plan   211
K   Existing Withdrawals and Classifications   213


Maps (enclosed packet)

1   General Location
2   Land Status
3   Existing and Proposed Recreation Sites, Trails, and Back Country Byways
4   Visual Resource Management Classes
5   Special Areas
6   Rural Interface Areas
7   District Planning Strategy (Reserve)
8   District Planning Strategy
9   Land Tenure Zones