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EM-1200 "Laurelanne Koke-Melchiorre" <laurakoke@hotmail.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/5/2007 18:52:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife, fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Laurelanne Koke-Melchiorre
1144 N 198th ST
E-304
Shoreline, WA 98133-3650
USA
laurakoke@hotmail.com


EM-1201 "Judith Embry" <emb66@bcn.net> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/5/2007 18:52:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Judith Embry
51 Blackstone Road
Florida, MA 01247
USA
emb66@bcn.net


EM-1202 "Janet Maker" <jamaker2001@hotmail.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/5/2007 18:52:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Janet Maker
925 Malcolm Av
Los Angeles, CA 90024
USA
jamaker2001@hotmail.com


EM-1203 "Richard Spotts" <spotts@infowest.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/5/2007 18:52:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Thank you very much for your consideration.


Sincerely,

Richard Spotts
1125 W. Emerald Drive
St. George, UT 84770
USA
spotts@infowest.com


EM-1204 "Bruce Jackson" <central_scrutinizer12@yahoo.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/5/2007 18:52:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Bruce Jackson
1215 W Channel Islands Blvd
Oxnard, CA 93033
USA
central_scrutinizer12@yahoo.com


EM-1205 "Bonnie Spromberg" <comatosetomatoes@yahoo.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/5/2007 19:02:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Bonnie Spromberg
827 Peterson St.
Ketchikan, AK 99901-6522
USA
comatosetomatoes@yahoo.com


EM-1206 "Ron Rattner" <ronrattner@earthlink.net> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/5/2007 19:02:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Ron Rattner
1998 Broadway #1204
San Francisco, CA 94109-2206
USA
ronrattner@earthlink.net


EM-1207 "Joyce L Pusel" <jpusel@mindspring.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/5/2007 19:12:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Joyce L Pusel
102 Emerald Cir
Durham, NC 27713-2413
USA
jpusel@mindspring.com


EM-1208 "David Skellie" <skellie@verizon.net> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/5/2007 19:12:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

David Skellie
4211 Colonial Ave.
Erie, PA 16506
USA
skellie@verizon.net


EM-1209 "Paula Wood" <paula_wood@yahoo.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/5/2007 19:12:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Paula Wood
206 11th Ave East
Seattle, WA 98102
USA
paula_wood@yahoo.com


EM-1210 "BRIAN HELFRICH" <rivermusic01@yahoo.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/5/2007 19:12:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I lived in southern Oregon and these areas are very important to me.

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

BRIAN HELFRICH
PO Box 777
YOSEMITE, CA 95389
USA
rivermusic01@yahoo.com


EM-1211 "Richard Cooper" <richardcooper57@hotmail.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/5/2007 19:12:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Richard Cooper
5631 Castle Drive
Oakland, CA 94611
USA
richardcooper57@hotmail.com


EM-1212 "Bruce Bennett" <maritimus49@yahoo.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/5/2007 19:12:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Bruce Bennett
1001 Bridgeway #185
Sausalito, CA 94965
USA
maritimus49@yahoo.com


EM-1213 "Roland Press" <randypress@yahoo.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/5/2007 19:12:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Roland Press
1290 7th St.
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-4946
USA
randypress@yahoo.com


EM-1214 "melinda bashen" <bluedog727@aol.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/5/2007 19:22:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

melinda bashen
po box 12862
arlington, VA 22219
USA
bluedog727@aol.com


EM-1215 "KENT GILL" <kgill@outlawnet.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/5/2007 19:22:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

Please reevaluate the expansion of the areas that should be recommended as wilderness
in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM)
preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite a total of 146 inventoried
areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process for evaluating and determining
wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations in the WOPR was inadequate,
resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting excellent wilderness characteristics
being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

KENT GILL
PO Box 115
Camp Sherman, OR 97730-0115
USA
kgill@outlawnet.com


EM-1216 "Amy Harlib" <aharlib@earthlink.net> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/5/2007 19:22:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

Maximum wilderness protection here helps the ecosystem of the planet everywhere!
I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Amy Harlib
212 West 22nd St. #2N
New York, NY 10011-2707
USA
aharlib@earthlink.net


EM-1217 "Peggy Yeargain-Williams" <willpeg@cox.net> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/5/2007 19:22:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Peggy Yeargain-Williams
16418 E. Bradford Dr.
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
USA
willpeg@cox.net


EM-1218 "George Maslyar" <gmaslyar@tidalwave.net> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/5/2007 19:22:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

George Maslyar
PO Box 269
Kensington, MD 20895-0269
USA
gmaslyar@tidalwave.net


EM-1219 "m carson" <icanfocus@yahoo.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/5/2007 19:22:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

m carson
p o box 4322
miami, FL 33176
USA
icanfocus@yahoo.com


EM-1220 "Theresa O'Rourke" <terryopod@hotmail.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/5/2007 19:22:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Theresa O'Rourke
754 Franklin Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15221-2950
USA
terryopod@hotmail.com


EM-1221 "Pam Rhine" <pam_r20012001@yahoo.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/5/2007 19:22:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Pam Rhine
32936 Kelly Lane
Yucaipa, CA 92399
USA
pam_r20012001@yahoo.com


EM-1222 "ROBERT STREBECK" <robert_strebeck@yahoo.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/5/2007 19:22:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

ROBERT STREBECK
509 Aransas Dr
Euless, TX 76039-7516
USA
robert_strebeck@yahoo.com


EM-1223 "Hillary Demetropoulos" <caseopele@gmail.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/5/2007 19:32:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Hillary Demetropoulos
942 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11238
USA
caseopele@gmail.com


EM-1224 "Larry Herman" <catmanwho@att.net> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/5/2007 19:32:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Larry Herman
5826 Sun Valley Blvd.
Sun Valley, NV 89433
USA
catmanwho@att.net


EM-1225 "Steven Fenster" <sfenster@excite.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/5/2007 19:32:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

As an avid hiker and wildlife photographer, I am writing to urge a reevaluation
and expansion of the areas that should be recommended as wilderness in the Western
Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative
recommends only five areas, despite a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands
managed by the plan. The BLM's process for evaluating and determining wilderness
resources and wilderness recommendations in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting
in many well-known wild places exhibiting excellent wilderness characteristics
being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Steven Fenster
12 Davis St
Pemberton, NJ 08068-1231
USA
sfenster@excite.com


EM-1226 "JAMES JACKSON" <slammerkin@msn.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/5/2007 19:42:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

JAMES JACKSON
1007 WISP CREEK DRIVE
BAILEY, CO 80421
USA
slammerkin@msn.com


EM-1227 "wayne Buisman" <buismanabba@uswest.net> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/5/2007 19:42:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

wayne Buisman
PO Box 245
Harris, MN 55032-0245
USA
buismanabba@uswest.net


EM-1228 "D Wyer" <mcd1616@hotmail.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/5/2007 19:42:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

D Wyer
PO Box 326
Horseheads, NY 14845-0326
USA
mcd1616@hotmail.com


EM-1229 "Jennifer Lance" <jlance@hughes.net> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/5/2007 19:42:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Lance
P.O. Box 139
Hyampom, CA 96046
USA
jlance@hughes.net


EM-1230 "bruce cohen" <bcohen@worcester.edu> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/5/2007 19:42:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

bruce cohen
55 Tiffany Cir
Millbury, MA 01527-3540
USA
bcohen@worcester.edu


EM-1231 "Mary Halligan" <marymac@mac.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/5/2007 19:42:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Mary Halligan
16610 White Star Dr
Houston, TX 77062-5620
USA
marymac@mac.com


EM-1232 "Bill Forbes" <bforbes@care2.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/5/2007 19:42:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Bill Forbes
224 Bryan St
Denton, TX 76201-0136
USA
bforbes@care2.com


EM-1233 "Amy Frieden" <amyfrieden@digitalpath.net> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/5/2007 19:52:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Amy Frieden
930 St. Clair Dr
Chico, CA 95926
USA
amyfrieden@digitalpath.net


EM-1234 "Anni Mackin" <scarlet_anni@yahoo.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/5/2007 19:52:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

As an Oregon resident that wants to continue to enjoy and be proud of Oregon's
forests, I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should
be recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Anni Mackin
6003 NE Beech St.
Portland, OR 97213-3223
USA
scarlet_anni@yahoo.com


EM-1235 "Sherry Weiland" <sherrylw@rcn.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/5/2007 19:52:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Sherry Weiland
11 Lantern Ln
Arlington, MA 02474-1805
USA
sherrylw@rcn.com


EM-1236 "ROBERT STREBECK" <CHINOOK76039@YAHOO.COM> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/5/2007 19:52:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

ROBERT STREBECK
509 Aransas Dr
Euless, TX 76039-7516
USA
CHINOOK76039@YAHOO.COM


EM-1237 "Krista Gorby" <xthisxyearsxgirl@sbcglobal.net> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/5/2007 19:52:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Krista Gorby
1858 College Avenue
Livermore, CA 94550
USA
xthisxyearsxgirl@sbcglobal.net


EM-1238 "Elke Hoppenbrouwers" <ehoppenbrouwers@comcast.net> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/5/2007 20:02:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Elke Hoppenbrouwers
152 Allison Way
East Haven, CT 06512-6006
USA
ehoppenbrouwers@comcast.net


EM-1239 "roger schmidt" <schmidtroger70@hotmail.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/5/2007 20:02:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

roger schmidt
665 eddy #64
san francisco, CA 94109
USA
schmidtroger70@hotmail.com


EM-1240 "Sally Small" <sallyasmall@msn.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/5/2007 20:02:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Sally Small
173 T Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
USA
sallyasmall@msn.com


EM-1241 "jack greene" <jackisgreene@yahoo.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/5/2007 20:02:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

jack greene
500 summit creek dr
smithfield, UT 84335
USA
jackisgreene@yahoo.com


EM-1242 "Tracie Gabrisko" <tdbats@sbcglobal.net> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/5/2007 20:02:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Tracie Gabrisko
217 Linden Oaks Ln
New Lenox, IL 60451
USA
tdbats@sbcglobal.net


EM-1243 "Jon Hager" <stormcrow60@xmission.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/5/2007 20:12:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Jon Hager
11760 South 1300 West
Riverton, UT 84065
USA
stormcrow60@xmission.com


EM-1244 "Allie Baurer" <alliembaurer@yahoo.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/5/2007 20:12:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Allie Baurer
135 Woodpecker Road
Jenkintown, PA 19046
USA
alliembaurer@yahoo.com


EM-1245 "James H Jorgensen" <onejorgy@aol.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/5/2007 20:12:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

James H Jorgensen
4207 Westbrook Drive
Ames, IA 50014-3472
USA
onejorgy@aol.com


EM-1246 "Dianne Douglas" <dddouglas7@juno.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/5/2007 20:12:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Dianne Douglas
2723 E Valencia Drive
phoenix, AZ 85042-7082
USA
dddouglas7@juno.com


EM-1247 "Natalie Zarchin" <nzarchin@aol.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/5/2007 20:12:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Natalie Zarchin
8259 Terrace Dr
El Cerrito, CA 94530-3063
USA
nzarchin@aol.com


EM-1248 "Tanya Field" <vespa63@aol.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/5/2007 20:22:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Tanya Field
306 Carlisle Blvd SE Apt B
Albuquerque, NM 87106
USA
vespa63@aol.com


EM-1249 "Carol Wiley" <earthlingwiley@webtv.net> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/5/2007 20:32:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Carol Wiley
15457 Eto Camino Rd.
Victorville, CA 92394
USA
earthlingwiley@webtv.net


EM-1250 "Leah Thornton" <pinkpuddin@yahoo.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/5/2007 20:32:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Leah Thornton
4427 Merry Lane W.
University Place, WA 98466-1343
USA
pinkpuddin@yahoo.com


EM-1251 "Julie Smith" <raynjulie1048@sbcglobal.net> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/5/2007 20:32:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Julie Smith
1048 Bay Oaks Drive
Los Osos, CA 93402
USA
raynjulie1048@sbcglobal.net


EM-1252 "lorraine mason" <lamason40@yahoo.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/5/2007 20:32:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

lorraine mason
765 Elk Ridge Rd
Oxford, PA 19363-4308
USA
lamason40@yahoo.com


EM-1253 "Rick Brigham" <brighamr@freeway.net> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/5/2007 20:42:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Rick Brigham
393 Fremont St.
Douglas, MI 49406-0586
USA
brighamr@freeway.net


EM-1254 "Peter Stone" <pcs1936@yahoo.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/5/2007 20:52:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Peter Stone
924 Laurel Dr
Bethlehem, PA 18017
USA
pcs1936@yahoo.com


EM-1255 "ROBERT O BRIEN" <robrien2000@yahoo.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/5/2007 20:52:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

ROBERT O BRIEN
972 Allamanda Dr
Delray Beach, FL 33483-4914
USA
robrien2000@yahoo.com


EM-1256 "Diane Rooney" <dianeroone@aol.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/5/2007 20:52:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Diane Rooney
300 Third Street #1106
San Francisco, CA 94107
USA
dianeroone@aol.com


EM-1257 "Bruce Donnell" <b_donnell@msn.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/5/2007 20:52:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Bruce Donnell
104 Avenida De Las Casas
Santa Fe, NM 87506
USA
b_donnell@msn.com


EM-1258 "Mike McManus" <macme@comcast.net> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/5/2007 20:52:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Mike McManus
800 E Lincoln Ave Apt 5
#5
Royal Oak, MI 48067-3349
USA
macme@comcast.net


EM-1259 "Marion Tidwell" <marilat@aol.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/5/2007 21:02:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Marion Tidwell
3330 W 78th Place
Merrillville, IN 46410
USA
marilat@aol.com


EM-1260 "Michael Rees" <michaelrees2@yahoo.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/5/2007 21:12:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Michael Rees
400 S. Simms St.
Lakewood, CO 80228
USA
michaelrees2@yahoo.com


EM-1261 "Elizabeth Bryant" <elizbryant@aol.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/5/2007 21:12:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Bryant
632 W. Elias St.
Meridian, ID 83642
USA
elizbryant@aol.com


EM-1262 "Deb Szymanski" <mdszy1@cox.net> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/5/2007 21:22:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Deb Szymanski
1021 E. Sherri Dr.
Gilbert, AZ 85296
USA
mdszy1@cox.net


EM-1263 "Karl Volk" <kjvolk@juno.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/5/2007 21:32:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Karl Volk
43 Whittier blvd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
USA
kjvolk@juno.com


EM-1264 "Michael Herbert" <m_lherbert@winfinity.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/5/2007 21:42:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Michael Herbert
85113 Highway 101
85113 Hwy 101
Florence, OR 97439-8462
USA
m_lherbert@winfinity.com


EM-1265 "Carrie Lynn Moylan" <lukecharmz@hotmail.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/5/2007 21:52:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Carrie Lynn Moylan
5335 Daisy St Spc 125
Springfield, OR 97478-6298
USA
lukecharmz@hotmail.com


EM-1266 "Sundra R Allen" <sunathome@comcast.net> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/5/2007 21:52:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Sundra R Allen
259 Wayne Ct
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
USA
sunathome@comcast.net


EM-1267 "susan zalon" <sygreens@aol.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/5/2007 21:52:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

susan zalon
195 Meadowlark Rd
Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9418
USA
sygreens@aol.com


EM-1268 "Michael Filipiak" <mfilip@milwpc.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/5/2007 21:52:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management�s (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas,
despite a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The
BLM�s process for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness
recommendations in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild
places exhibiting excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM�s analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM�s legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness � Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and
Coast Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Michael Filipiak
1843 W Edgerton Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53221-3519
USA
mfilip@milwpc.com


EM-1269 "Steven Nelson" <vanaduke@msn.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/5/2007 22:12:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Steven Nelson
1484 Willow Lake Dr
Atlanta, GA 30329-2821
USA
vanaduke@msn.com


EM-1270 "Kermit Cuff" <tierno23@yahoo.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/5/2007 22:12:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

As a frequent visitor to Oregon, I'm writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion
of the areas that should be recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan
Revision (WOPR). The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends
only five areas, despite a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed
by the plan. The BLM's process for evaluating and determining wilderness resources
and wilderness recommendations in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known
wild places exhibiting excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Kermit Cuff
338 Mariposa Ave. #2
Mountain View, CA 94041-1160
USA
tierno23@yahoo.com


EM-1271 "Cheryl Zoss" <czoss_zoss@yahoo.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/5/2007 22:12:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Cheryl Zoss
620 South Williams Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
USA
czoss_zoss@yahoo.com


EM-1272 "Sakura Vesely" <jellybelly_11@hotmail.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/5/2007 22:12:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Sakura Vesely
851 Woodside Way Apt 226
San Mateo, CA 94401-1690
USA
jellybelly_11@hotmail.com


EM-1273 "Harrison B Albert" <h.b.albert@mindspring.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/5/2007 22:22:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Harrison B Albert
2380 Hillsdale Way
Boulder, CO 80305-5624
USA
h.b.albert@mindspring.com


EM-1274 "Ralph Werner" <dreamcatcher1956@cox.net> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/5/2007 22:32:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Ralph Werner
2261 Sunset Dr.
Escondido, CA 92025
USA
dreamcatcher1956@cox.net


EM-1275 "Cherie Cowan" <clc@highrel.phxcoxmail.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/5/2007 22:32:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Cherie Cowan
10801 E Happy Valley Rd #140
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
USA
clc@highrel.phxcoxmail.com


EM-1276 "Kim Johnson" <wind_river_man2004@yahoo.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/5/2007 22:42:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Kim Johnson
PO Box 1117
Wilson, WY 83014
USA
wind_river_man2004@yahoo.com


EM-1277 Lindsay Seidenverg <lseidenverg@gmail.com> Please protect our old-growth forests! 12/5/2007 22:44:07 Dear BLM,
I live in Oregon for a variety of reasons, including the old-growth forests, excellent recreation, and opportunities to view wildlife on public lands. After learning about the BLM's Western Oregon Plan Revisions, I am very concerned this plan will degrade my ability to enjoy the public lands in western Oregon. The changes the Bureau of Land Management is proposing will unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan for old-growth forests and wildlife, and will lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.

Some of my concerns include:
- I'm disappointed that all special areas (Research Natural Areas and Areas of Critical Environmental Concern) won't be protected from logging under WOPR. These areas contain unique values that many people seek out to enjoy. These areas should not be opened to logging.

- The increased, widespread clearcutting of forests under WOPR could reduce property values and the quality of life of thousands of Oregonians living near BLM lands. Over 1,000 miles of new logging road and 140,000 acres of clearcuts in the first decade alone would scar Oregon's spectacular landscape.

- Clearcutting of old growth forests and proposed "Off Highway Vehicle Emphasis Areas" threatens the peace and quiet for rural residents, visitors, and wildlife. Oregon needs rural residents and tourism to feed our economy - catering to the timber and motorized vehicle industry alone is not a solution.

Oregon's remaining old-growth forests are a treasure -- offering wonderful recreation opportunities, clean water, homes for wildlife, and offsetting global warming. But the WOPR is a step back to the unsustainable days of clear-cutting this amazing resource, endangering wildlife, muddying streams, and fueling public outcry. A better way is to protect our heritage forests and focus on thinning and restoration of the plentiful unhealthy plantations left over from the last logging boom. This approach would safeguard the many values of old-growth forests that make Oregon a place I want to live, while providing sustainable jobs and other economic benefits for rural communities.

Thank you for taking the time to consider my opinion,

Sincerely

Lindsay Seidenverg
20245 Moonlight COurt
Bend, OR 97702
EM-1278 "Greg Steuck" <gsteuck@aol.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/5/2007 22:52:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Greg Steuck
3005 Sunset Dr
Golden, CO 80401
USA
gsteuck@aol.com


EM-1279 "KC Curry" <Texas-Redhead@care2.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/5/2007 23:02:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

KC Curry
7202 W Sun Lane
San Angelo, TX 76901-9759
USA
Texas-Redhead@care2.com


EM-1280 "Juell Despain" <dancarmidpooh@aol.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/5/2007 23:02:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Juell Despain
2928 Pennsylvania Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80907-6441
USA
dancarmidpooh@aol.com


EM-1281 "Nolan Farkas" <mrnolan@socal.rr.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/5/2007 23:22:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Nolan Farkas
9843 Forbes Ave
Northridge, CA 91343-1700
USA
mrnolan@socal.rr.com


EM-1282 "Philip Simon" <philsimtpr@aol.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/5/2007 23:22:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Philip Simon
Box 9473
San Rafael, CA 94912
USA
philsimtpr@aol.com


EM-1283 "Philip Simon" <philsimtpr@aol.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/5/2007 23:22:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Philip Simon
Box 9473
San Rafael, CA 94912
USA
philsimtpr@aol.com


EM-1284 "Laila Aussie" <farzeneh@yahoo.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/5/2007 23:32:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Laila Aussie
30 W. Carter Dr. #20-206
Tempe, AZ 85282
USA
farzeneh@yahoo.com


EM-1285 "Mindi White" <ammaze@aol.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/5/2007 23:32:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Mindi White
P.O. Box 481185
Los Angeles, CA 90048
USA
ammaze@aol.com


EM-1286 "Ann C. McGill" <annmcgill@aol.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/5/2007 23:42:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Ann C. McGill
1947 Rocklyn Dr
Brunswick, OH 44212-4071
USA
annmcgill@aol.com


EM-1287 "joshua pelleg" <pelleg@bgumail.bu.ac.il> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/5/2007 23:42:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

joshua pelleg
5 Marganit Str.
Omer, 84965
Israel
pelleg@bgumail.bu.ac.il


EM-1288 "probyn gregory" <probyn.gregory@econres.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/5/2007 23:52:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

probyn gregory
1766 Las Palmas
LA, CA 90028
USA
probyn.gregory@econres.com


EM-1289 "Frances Simpson" <franandal_simpson@yahoo.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/5/2007 23:52:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Frances Simpson
1653- E. Sherman St.
Tacoma, WA 98404-4732
USA
franandal_simpson@yahoo.com


EM-1290 "William C. "Briggs@blm.gov;"Jr.\"\"" <megamax@earthlink.net> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 4:02:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

William C. "Briggs, Jr."
46 - 20Th Court
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
USA
megamax@earthlink.net


EM-1291 "Barbara Bennigson" <BBennigson@aol.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 4:02:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Barbara Bennigson
2339 Ramona Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301
USA
BBennigson@aol.com


EM-1292 "Barbara Tonsberg" <organist@neteze.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 4:02:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Barbara Tonsberg
220 Sky Oaks Drive
Angwin, CA 94508
USA
organist@neteze.com


EM-1293 "Larry Carter" <birder43@yahoo.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 4:02:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Larry Carter
115 Onyx St. Apt#18
Eagle Point, OR 97524
USA
birder43@yahoo.com


EM-1294 "Sigrid Foerster" <Sigrid-Foerster@freenet.de> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 4:02:01 December 05, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Sigrid Foerster
Nieberdingstr. 11
Essen, 45147
Germany
Sigrid-Foerster@freenet.de


EM-1295 "Monique Musialowski" <mozer7@hotmail.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 4:02:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Monique Musialowski
9450 Puttygut Rd
Casco, MI 48064-1811
USA
mozer7@hotmail.com


EM-1296 "Cynthia Adams" <gcadams@cruzio.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 4:02:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Cynthia Adams
15 Beulah Park Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
USA
gcadams@cruzio.com


EM-1297 "Edith Borie" <e.borie@ieee.org> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 4:02:02 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Edith Borie
Friedrich-Naumann-Str. 109
Karlsruhe, Germany, NY 12561
USA
e.borie@ieee.org


EM-1298 "Elizabeth Walker" <seahorse1967@bellsouth.net> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 4:02:02 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Walker
958 Chambers Spring Rd
Waverly, TN 37185
USA
seahorse1967@bellsouth.net


EM-1299 "Albert Valencia" <afitguy@excite.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 4:02:02 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Albert Valencia
15542 Cabot Cir
Huntington Beach, CA 92647-2802
USA
afitguy@excite.com


EM-1300 "Rose Charriez" <rcharriez@comcast.net> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 4:02:02 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Rose Charriez
123 Old Wilmington Road
Coatesville, PA 19320
USA
rcharriez@comcast.net


EM-1301 "Spencer Selander" <spencerselander@yahoo.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 4:02:02 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Spencer Selander
"P.O. Box 363, 341 Pioneer Av."
341 Pioneer Av
Castle Rock, WA 98611
USA
spencerselander@yahoo.com


EM-1302 "WESLEY KNOCH" <waknoch@yahoo.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 4:02:02 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

WESLEY KNOCH
306 W Flint St
Lake Orion, MI 48362-3036
USA
waknoch@yahoo.com


EM-1303 "Blaine Reyes" <blaine_reyes@yahoo.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 4:02:02 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Blaine Reyes
1012 Wind Ridge Dr
Stafford, VA 22554-4794
USA
blaine_reyes@yahoo.com


EM-1304 "Mnica Cortijo" <moni@planet-save.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 4:02:02 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Mnica Cortijo
Italia 262
Las Heras, Mendoza M540CYF
Argentina
moni@planet-save.com


EM-1305 "Candy Bowman-LeBlanc" <canbowring@yahoo.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 4:02:02 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Candy Bowman-LeBlanc
2674 Woodridge Court # 1
Placerville, CA 95667
USA
canbowring@yahoo.com


EM-1306 "Jason Bowman" <xyamuchax@care2.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 4:02:02 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Jason Bowman
2674 Woodridge Court # 1
Placerville, CA 95667
USA
xyamuchax@care2.com


EM-1307 "Jason Bowman" <xyamuchax@care2.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 4:02:02 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Jason Bowman
2674 Woodridge Court # 1
Placerville, CA 95667
USA
xyamuchax@care2.com


EM-1308 "Timothy Curry" <timtaurus@aol.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 4:02:02 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Timothy Curry
369 Maryann Lane
Pomona, CA 91767
USA
timtaurus@aol.com


EM-1309 "Candy Bowman" <canbowring@yahoo.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 4:02:02 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Candy Bowman
2674 Woodridge Court # 1
Placerville, CA 95667
USA
canbowring@yahoo.com


EM-1310 "Candy Bowman-LeBlanc" <telvari9@care2.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 4:02:02 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Candy Bowman-LeBlanc
2674 Woodridge Court # 1
Placerville, CA 95667
USA
telvari9@care2.com


EM-1311 "Luise Perenne" <phoenix@perrinworlds.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 4:02:02 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Luise Perenne
10091 San Pablo Court
Fountain Valley, CA 92708-6722
USA
phoenix@perrinworlds.com


EM-1312 "Jim Rodrigue" <james.n.rodrigue@maine.gov> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 4:02:03 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Jim Rodrigue
RR 2 Box 1290
Gardiner, ME 04345-9447
USA
james.n.rodrigue@maine.gov


EM-1313 "Johnnie Prosperie" <jop49@sbcglobal.net> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 4:02:03 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Johnnie Prosperie
851 CR 4191
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
USA
jop49@sbcglobal.net


EM-1314 "Rosemary E. Miranda" <binkey_1@netzero.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 4:02:03 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Rosemary E. Miranda
4328 Taney Ave. #202
Alexandria, VA 22304
USA
binkey_1@netzero.com


EM-1315 "Connie Conaway" <conniesvc@yahoo.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 4:22:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Connie Conaway
12 Youngstown St.
Canonsburg, PA 15317
USA
conniesvc@yahoo.com


EM-1316 "Michael W Evans" <mikerain@earthlink.net> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 4:32:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Michael W Evans
12325 Charnock Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066-3105
USA
mikerain@earthlink.net


EM-1317 "Kyle Wright" <kibhr@hotmail.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 5:02:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Kyle Wright
908 PERCY WARNER BLVD
Nashville, TN 37205
USA
kibhr@hotmail.com


EM-1318 "Thomas Windberg" <tjwindberg@hotmail.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 5:02:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Thomas Windberg
2416 Pace Bend Rd S
Spicewood, TX 78669-2619
USA
tjwindberg@hotmail.com


EM-1319 "christin wasson" <dvlpr235@hotmail.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 5:02:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

christin wasson
2626 se 33rd terrace
topeka, KS 66605
USA
dvlpr235@hotmail.com


EM-1320 "Susanne Dunn" <susannedunn22@hotmail.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 5:02:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Susanne Dunn
4234 Upper Park Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
USA
susannedunn22@hotmail.com


EM-1321 "Jennifer Griffith" <jbgrif@mindspring.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 5:12:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management�s (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas,
despite a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The
BLM�s process for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness
recommendations in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild
places exhibiting excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM�s analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM�s legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness � Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and
Coast Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Griffith
748 Ridge Ave
Stone Mtn, GA 30083-3629
USA
jbgrif@mindspring.com


EM-1322 "Dennis Ledden" <lcs5779@sbcglobal.net> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 5:12:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Dennis Ledden
14941 Trinidad Drive
Rancho Murieta, CA 95683-9451
USA
lcs5779@sbcglobal.net


EM-1323 "Linda Freeman" <graywolfsp@yahoo.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 5:22:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Linda Freeman
29 Quarry Cir
Milford, NH 03055-4146
USA
graywolfsp@yahoo.com


EM-1324 "Susan Jobe" <susanjobe@comcast.net> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 5:22:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Thank you!

Sincerely,

Susan Jobe
12991 32nd St S
Afton, MN 55001-9788
USA
susanjobe@comcast.net


EM-1325 "Katherine Hamilton" <katherine.hamilton@ca.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 5:32:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Katherine Hamilton
3237 Tulip Tree Drive
Greenfield, IN 46140
USA
katherine.hamilton@ca.com


EM-1326 "Patty Diana" <pecabo1338@aol.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 5:32:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Patty Diana
4937 W Myrtle
Glendale, AZ 85301
USA
pecabo1338@aol.com


EM-1327 "Karen Trepes" <katrepes@lycos.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 5:32:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Karen Trepes
8525 Vogt Rd
Hammondsport, NY 14840-9502
USA
katrepes@lycos.com


EM-1328 "Jeanne Held-Warmkessel" <J_Warmkessel@fccc.edu> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 5:32:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to insist on a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should
be recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek. It is an absolute disgrace that you would even
consider allowing greedy pollunting robber barons to rape and destroy these lands.


The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I insist that the BLM reexamine its wilderness
recommendations in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the
wild places listed above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Jeanne Held-Warmkessel
110 Santa Anita Dr
North Wales, PA 19454
USA
J_Warmkessel@fccc.edu


EM-1329 "Patricia Phillips" <sewuph2@aol.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 5:32:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Patricia Phillips
487 Wolcott Ave
Kent, OH 44240-2355
USA
sewuph2@aol.com


EM-1330 "Vaughan Boleky" <lisaraevaughan@hotmail.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 5:32:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Vaughan Boleky
353 Frenchcreek Rd.
Utica, PA 16362-1903
USA
lisaraevaughan@hotmail.com


EM-1331 "Lisa Haugen" <bruja57@msn.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 5:42:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Lisa Haugen
15225 Country Ln
Kearney, MO 64060-8004
USA
bruja57@msn.com


EM-1332 "David Patenaude" <dpatenaude1@yahoo.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 5:42:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

David Patenaude
4325 Waite Cir
Matani 1
Madison, WI 53711-2843
USA
dpatenaude1@yahoo.com


EM-1333 "lisa reed" <azfirehead@earthlink.net> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 5:52:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

lisa reed
PO Box 295
Green Valley, AZ 85622-0295
USA
azfirehead@earthlink.net


EM-1334 "Mark Cosgriff" <cosgriff0@gmail.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 6:02:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Mark Cosgriff
1180 Andrews Ave
Lakewood, OH 44107-2402
USA
cosgriff0@gmail.com


EM-1335 "Terry Tedesco" <terry.tedesco@mwmf.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 6:02:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Terry Tedesco
3042 E Squaw Peak Circle
Phoenix, AZ 85016
USA
terry.tedesco@mwmf.com


EM-1336 "Robert Davis" <ra.davis@cox.net> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 6:02:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Robert Davis
4978 35th St
San Diego, CA 92116-1908
USA
ra.davis@cox.net


EM-1337 "Debra Stokes" <glorygal@care2.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 6:02:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Debra Stokes
10038 W. Potter Dr
Peoria, AZ 85382
USA
glorygal@care2.com


EM-1338 "Henry Berkowitz" <emc@intergate.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 6:12:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Henry Berkowitz
RR 1 Box 793
Sabinsville, PA 16943-9749
USA
emc@intergate.com


EM-1339 "Amie Grillo" <amiegrillo@hotmail.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 6:12:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Amie Grillo
35 Glen Manor Drive
Glen Gardner, NJ 08826
USA
amiegrillo@hotmail.com


EM-1340 "Nancy Beavers" <highsmith@charter.net> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 6:12:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Nancy Beavers
3988 Moore Hollow Road
Woodlawn, TN 37191
USA
highsmith@charter.net


EM-1341 "Lisa Buehler" <chipmunk5@centurytel.net> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 6:12:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Lisa Buehler
PO Box 917
Lakeside, MT 59922-0917
USA
chipmunk5@centurytel.net


EM-1342 "Sally Schwartz" <drsschwartz@yahoo.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 6:22:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Sally Schwartz
3431 N 57th St
Milwaukee, WI 53216-2842
USA
drsschwartz@yahoo.com


EM-1343 "Judy Ann Cohen" <JudyAnnCohen@yahoo.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 6:32:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Judy Ann Cohen
2520 Fulton Ave
Davenport, IA 52803-3723
USA
JudyAnnCohen@yahoo.com


EM-1344 "Kim Cramer" <kimcramer42@hughes.net> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 6:32:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Kim Cramer
1885 E Canyon St
Apache Junction, AZ 85219-9807
USA
kimcramer42@hughes.net


EM-1345 "Mary Lou Finley" <celticwomanwicklow@hotmail.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 6:42:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Mary Lou Finley
1666 Glencoe Drive
Lemon Grove, CA 91945-4030
USA
celticwomanwicklow@hotmail.com


EM-1346 "Carole Brunner" <brunner@comcast.net> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 6:42:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

IT IS UP TO US TO PRESERVE THE WILD!!!

LET"S DO THE RIGHT THING!!!

BELIEVE IN NATURE!!!

Sincerely,

Carole Brunner
1454 Bristol Dr.
South Park, PA 15129
USA
brunner@comcast.net


EM-1347 "Deb Fritzler" <dafritzler@sbc.edu> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 6:42:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Please hang onto our woods for the future generations.

Thanks.

Sincerely,

Deb Fritzler
1489 Lowesville Road
Amherst, VA 24521
USA
dafritzler@sbc.edu


EM-1348 "Laurie Manis" <ljmanis@mchsi.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 6:42:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Laurie Manis
1830 46th St
Rock Island, IL 61201-3954
USA
ljmanis@mchsi.com


EM-1349 "Joe Bearden" <chickadeebirders@gmail.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 6:52:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Joe Bearden
1809 Lake Park Drive
Raleigh, NC 27612
USA
chickadeebirders@gmail.com


EM-1350 "Diane Clark" <mike@swva.net> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 6:52:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Diane Clark
P.O. Box 64
Woolwine, VA 24185
USA
mike@swva.net


EM-1351 "Gerald Fisher" <ghmbfisher@adamswells.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 7:02:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Gerald Fisher
432 Grassland Court
Bluffton, IN 46714-9277
USA
ghmbfisher@adamswells.com


EM-1352 "Nancy Gronlund" <ngronlund@alanet.org> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 7:02:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be recommended
as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau of Land Management's
(BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite a total of 146
inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process for evaluating
and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations in the WOPR
was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting excellent
wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, but yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
water quality and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped places (see
Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness, as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations and must
be reviewed. Additional areas that must be recommended for wilderness protection
include: Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek,
Wellington Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions,
and Coast Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands must
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes surrounding them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that must be well-managed, instead of destroyed for timber, to maintain
their wilderness characteristics.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Nancy Gronlund
16110 W Aptakisic Rd
Prairie View, IL 60069-4239
USA
ngronlund@alanet.org


EM-1353 "Cherie Ticknor" <mommacatt@yahoo.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 7:02:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Cherie Ticknor
4985 N Crystal St.
North Vernon, IN 47265
USA
mommacatt@yahoo.com


EM-1354 "Ann Seip" <d56erann@aol.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 7:12:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Ann Seip
4800 Street Road
Trevose, PA 19053
USA
d56erann@aol.com


EM-1355 "Greg & Barb Rupert" <grupert@arjaynet.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 7:12:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Greg & Barb Rupert
4777 Mccomber
Duluth, MN 55803
USA
grupert@arjaynet.com


EM-1356 "Nathan Hetrick" <hetricknathan@hotmail.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 7:12:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Nathan Hetrick
6080 Big Rock Drive
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
USA
hetricknathan@hotmail.com


EM-1357 "Katherine Kautz" <kmkautz@comcast.net> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 7:12:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Katherine Kautz
2060 East 112th Place
Northglenn, CO 80233-2284
USA
kmkautz@comcast.net


EM-1358 "Sally Simpson" <sally.simpson@sbcglobal.net> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 7:12:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Sally Simpson
326 Crooked Creek
Garland, TX 75043-3100
USA
sally.simpson@sbcglobal.net


EM-1359 "Jeff White" <stegowhite@gmail.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 7:12:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Jeff White
469 Graham Circle
Erie, CO 80516
USA
stegowhite@gmail.com


EM-1360 "chet hepburn" <potcrazy81@hotmail.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 7:12:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

chet hepburn
1445 N Longfellow St
Arlington, VA 22205-2322
USA
potcrazy81@hotmail.com


EM-1361 "Sarah Panullo" <sarahpanullo@yahoo.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 7:22:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Sarah Panullo
239 Tuthill Road
Waymart, PA 18472
USA
sarahpanullo@yahoo.com


EM-1362 "David and Caroline Tapia" <caroline@cnsp.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 7:22:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

Please reevaluate the expansion of the areas that should be recommended as wilderness
in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR).

The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only
five areas, despite a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the
plan.

I think that the BLM's process for evaluating and determining wilderness resources
and wilderness recommendations in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known
wild places exhibiting excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places. Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared.

I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations in the WOPR, and to expand
the recommendations to include the wild places listed above that should be managed
to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

David and Caroline Tapia
12 Paseo de San Antonio
Santa Fe, NM 87507
USA
caroline@cnsp.com


EM-1363 "Katherine A. Iosif" <kiosif@yahoo.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 7:32:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR).

The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only
five areas, despite a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the
plan. The BLM's process for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and
wilderness recommendations in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known
wild places exhibiting excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Katherine A. Iosif
PO Box 22612
San Francisco, CA 94122
USA
kiosif@yahoo.com


EM-1364 "Jennifer WolffWood" <wolffwoodforest@hotmail.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 7:32:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Jennifer WolffWood
3571 s 400 e
Bountiful, UT 84010
USA
wolffwoodforest@hotmail.com


EM-1365 "Lynn Carahaly" <lynncarahaly@hotmail.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 7:42:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

We are losing species at 1000 time the natural extiction rate. The US is second
to China in nations most responsible for habbitat loss.

I am writing to beg for a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should
be recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Lynn Carahaly
3459 S Eucalyptus. Pl.
Chandler, AZ 85249
USA
lynncarahaly@hotmail.com


EM-1366 "Roberta Thurmond" <Roberta-Thurmond@utc.edu> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 7:42:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Roberta Thurmond
6626 Hillbrook Ln
Hixson, TN 37343-2925
USA
Roberta-Thurmond@utc.edu


EM-1367 "Daryl Shute" <djshute1@msn.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 7:52:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Daryl Shute
1 Bridle Gate Lane
Littleton, CO 80127
USA
djshute1@msn.com


EM-1368 "Gerry Plummer" <gerry@acm.org> Please recommend wilderness additions for Wild Rogue 12/6/2007 7:52:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am urging you reevaluate and expand areas that should be recommended as wilderness
in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The BLM preferred alternative recommends
only five areas, despite a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed
by the plan. The BLM process for evaluating and determining wilderness resources
and wilderness recommendations in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known
wild places exhibiting excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions clearly meet the criteria for wilderness recommendation,
and yet these ares were not recommended. In the Wild Rogue North Watershed Analysis,
the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless areas for aesthetics, solitude,
undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife, fisheries, water quality, and
the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped places (Version 2.0 of the analysis,
of December 1999).

Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.BLM's
analysis and recommendations must account for the economic importance of wilderness
as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards, and not
focus on timber values. This approach demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation
of the BLM's legal obligations, and must be reviewed. Additional areas that should
be recommended for wilderness protection include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek,
Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness
- Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast Range Wilderness - Wasson
Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared.

To sum up, I am writing to urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.


Sincerely,

Gerry Plummer
12 Endicott Rd.
Arlington, MA 02476
USA
gerry@acm.org


EM-1369 "Bette grotegut" <gandggroup@earthlink.net> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 8:12:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Bette grotegut
5824 sw arnold rd
plattsburg, MO 64477-9326
USA
gandggroup@earthlink.net


EM-1370 "B Morello" <fasterphyl@yahoo.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 8:22:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

Do your job to protect our dwindling wilderness areas. Please.

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

B Morello
984 Harrison Ferry
White Pine, TN 37890
USA
fasterphyl@yahoo.com


EM-1371 "Phyl Morello" <fastphyl1@hotmail.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation...please help. 12/6/2007 8:22:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

America is in desperate need of wilderness protection. Right now, the BLM is
NOT doing an adaquate job at all.

Please stop the bull & giving in to big businesses & big ranchers or the bush
adm's very misguided views of wilderness protections.

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Phyl Morello
984 Harrison Ferry
White Pine, TN 37890
USA
fastphyl1@hotmail.com


EM-1372 "Beth Mordaunt" <thumperchic@hotmail.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 8:32:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Beth Mordaunt
1030 W. Macarthur Bl. #16
Santa Ana, CA 92707
USA
thumperchic@hotmail.com


EM-1373 "Dassi McCurdy" <dassidot@yahoo.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 8:42:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Dassi McCurdy
635 Cheshire ave.
Eugene, OR 97402
USA
dassidot@yahoo.com


EM-1374 "Amos Hobby" <akhphd@earthlink.net> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 8:52:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Amos Hobby
743 Alpha Rd
Turlock, CA 95380
USA
akhphd@earthlink.net


EM-1375 "Laura Geiger" <phantomscrapper_2000@yahoo.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 8:52:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Laura Geiger
202 12th ST SE
Auburn, WA 98002-6647
USA
phantomscrapper_2000@yahoo.com


EM-1376 "Christopher Frost" <chris.frost.1@gmail.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 9:02:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Christopher Frost
20 Village Park Ct
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076-1114
USA
chris.frost.1@gmail.com


EM-1377 "Patricia Dishman" <patricia.dishman@state.tn.us> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 9:02:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Patricia Dishman
914 Briarwood Crst
Nashville, TN 37221-4351
USA
patricia.dishman@state.tn.us


EM-1378 "Marilyn Schneider" <skiandskater@yahoo.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 9:02:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Marilyn Schneider
12269 W. Chenango D Rive
Morrison, CO 80465
USA
skiandskater@yahoo.com


EM-1379 "CYNTHIA THOMPSON" <PERCYNDI1@AOL.COM> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 9:02:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

CYNTHIA THOMPSON
67 Kelsey St
Wellsboro, PA 16901-7300
USA
PERCYNDI1@AOL.COM


EM-1380 "Paul Burke" <journeyhome@cox.net> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 9:12:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Paul Burke
5425 Club Head Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23455-6816
USA
journeyhome@cox.net


EM-1381 "Todd Hildebrandt" <hildegan@earthlink.net> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 9:12:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

We need to preserve and protect wilderness for future generations of Americans
to enjoy and for the wildlife that depends upon these areas. To only consider
timber harvest is short sighted and destructive. Save these great places of beauty
and ecological importance.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Todd Hildebrandt
P.O. Box 189
Elmira, OR 97437
USA
hildegan@earthlink.net


EM-1382 "Lee Basnar" <basnar@cox.net> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 9:22:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Lee Basnar
1900 Kachina Trail
Sierra Vista, AZ 85650
USA
basnar@cox.net


EM-1383 "judjth schlacter" <t3w@webtv.net> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 9:22:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

Please accept this expression of my views.

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

judjth schlacter
PO Box 10253
Eugene, OR 97440-2253
USA
t3w@webtv.net


EM-1384 "Sharon Bell" <mousetoh2o@gmail.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 9:22:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Sharon Bell
2291 Halcyon Way
Pomona, CA 91767
USA
mousetoh2o@gmail.com


EM-1385 "Annapoorne Colangelo" <anapurna@whidbey.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 9:22:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Annapoorne Colangelo
7651 Scatchet Head Road
Clinton, WA 98236
USA
anapurna@whidbey.com


EM-1386 "Genevieve Long" <galwph@yahoo.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 9:22:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Genevieve Long
6101 Stanton Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
USA
galwph@yahoo.com


EM-1387 "Eric Polczynski" <ericski75@yahoo.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 9:22:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Eric Polczynski
Po Box 3483
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
USA
ericski75@yahoo.com


EM-1388 "Harrison Hilbert" <harrisonhilbert@hotmail.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 9:22:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Harrison Hilbert
P.O.Box 714
Pocatello, ID 83204
USA
harrisonhilbert@hotmail.com


EM-1389 "Jill C. Gleeson" <jillgleeson@hotmail.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 9:32:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Jill C. Gleeson
401 5Th St.
Philipsburg, PA 16866
USA
jillgleeson@hotmail.com


EM-1390 "Tom Crosby" <tomkcrosby@AOL.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 9:32:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Tom Crosby
7327 Allengrove st.
Downey, CA 90240
USA
tomkcrosby@AOL.com


EM-1391 "Annapoorne Colangelo" <anapurna@whidbey.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 9:32:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Annapoorne Colangelo
7651 Scatchet Head Road
Clinton, WA 98236
USA
anapurna@whidbey.com


EM-1392 "kim bauere" <gartrax@hotmail.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 9:32:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

kim bauere
432 .lingard
lancaster, CA 93535
USA
gartrax@hotmail.com


EM-1393 "Rob Weaver" <rweaver@ditchwitchnw.com> BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision 12/6/2007 9:39:19 Rob Weaver
7909 N Upland Dr.
Portland, OR 97203-6140


December 6, 2007

Edward Shepard
OR/WA State Director
Bureau of Land Management
PO Box 2965
Portland, OR 97208


Dear Edward Shepard:

Please accept the following comments on the BLM's Draft Environmental
Impact Statement for the Revision of the Resource Management Plans for
Western Oregon.

None of the three alternatives presented in the DEIS meet the requirements
of the O&C Act because they do not manage the land for the dominant use of
timber production. Reserving the majority (52%) of the suitable
timberlands for the purpose of a listed species is contrary to the O&C Act.

Because of the unique nature of the O&C Lands, by law these lands are not
available to be part of a reserve system designed to recover a listed
species. The BLM should consider active management for the protection of
listed and sensitive species and their habitat before adopting passive,
reserve strategies. The alternative selected by the BLM, however, should
be one that will not jeopardize the continued existence of listed species
within the species entire habitat range.

The BLM must develop and analyzes at least one alternative that maximizes
the amount of land in timber production and receipts to local county
governments, and meets its no jeopardy obligation.

Congress and the Administration must ensure that when the Plan is
finalized that the BLM receives adequate funding so that it can be fully
implemented.

When implemented, the Plan should live up to the full commitment that was
made to local counties.

Timber sale revenues must generate at least an amount equal to the funding
that was provided to local counties through the Secure Rural Schools and
Community Self-Determination Act on a yearly basis.

All BLM administered land should be managed to minimize the threat of
catastrophic wildfire on these lands and surrounding state and private
lands.

Access should be maintained through BLM administered lands for private
land access, fire suppression, as well as recreational uses, such as
hunting, fishing, boating and sightseeing.

In summary, the economic viability of our rural communities and the
overall health of our federal forests are of vital importance to me. I
ask that you give these comments full consideration as you prepare the
final Environmental Impact Statement and select the final management plans
for the Western Oregon BLM Districts.

Sincerely,


Rob Weaver

EM-1394 "JIM HEAD" <jimheadjr@hotmail.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 9:42:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

JIM HEAD
2279 Thomas Ave
Berkley, MI 48072-3239
USA
jimheadjr@hotmail.com


EM-1395 "Ruth Bescript" <rainbow26@cox.net> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 9:42:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Ruth Bescript
8882 E Maxwell D
Tucson, AZ 85747
USA
rainbow26@cox.net


EM-1396 "Perry Bream" <pbream@hotmail.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 9:42:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Perry Bream
4739 Elkhead Road
Yoncalla, OR 97499
USA
pbream@hotmail.com


EM-1397 "D Cooper" <dcoop9@hotmail.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 9:52:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

D Cooper
One Rhum Circle
N. Chelmsford, MA 01863
USA
dcoop9@hotmail.com


EM-1398 "Ravi Grover" <avatar11@rediffmail.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 9:52:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Ravi Grover
PO Box 802103
Chicago, IL 60680-2103
USA
avatar11@rediffmail.com


EM-1399 "Stuart L. Smythe" <smythe22@msn.com> BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision 12/6/2007 9:53:33 Stuart L. Smythe
7804 Manzanita Drive NW
Olympia, WA 98502-9342


December 6, 2007

Edward Shepard
OR/WA State Director
Bureau of Land Management
PO Box 2965
Portland, OR 97208


Dear Edward Shepard:

Please accept the following comments on the BLM's Draft Environmental
Impact Statement for the Revision of the Resource Management Plans for
Western Oregon.

Dear sir:

I only have 37 years of experience in forestry, millwork manufacturing,
sawmilling, and lumber procurement and I can't believe what you are
proposing for the forests of western Oregon. I urge you to reconsider the
effect of your proposed changes.

The lack of timber flow from over 50% of of the O&C Lands will hurt this
country, local communities, and many businesses across the United States.
As additional public lands are locked up and off limits to timber
production lumber buyers such as myself are forced to buy from other
countries...and import wood ! This is hurting our country, our
communities, and our businesses and our employees. Scarce industrial
grades of lumber from domestic production is allowing foreign imports to
enter this country. Is that what you want for our nation and our families
?

I do not think that the BLM has properly and fully evaluated the down
stream impacts of reduced timber availability. The economic chain goes
far beyond the logger and the sawmill. The production of industrial
grades of lumber supports secondary and tertiary business across many
states. Doors, windows, mouldings, jambs, ladders, flooring, stepping,
paneling, plywood, cabinet, crossarm, fencing, decking, laminated beams,
are all industrial segments that are dependent upon lumber that I do not
think have been considered. These industries are losing market to
imported lumber with questionable environmental policy; high energy
demanding products like steel and concrete; and un-renewable materials
like fiberglass and vinyl. Is this what you envision when you restrict
timber harvest for 'habitat' use only ?

Modern forestry can create habitat and sustain existing habitat if
properly managed. There are many examples of this at work. Water
quality, critical habitat, recreation, and timber production can co-exist
if we make it happen. It takes strong leadership and people with guts and
a backbone but it can and has happened before.

In summary, the economic viability of our rural communities and the
overall health of our federal forests are of vital importance to me. I
ask that you give these comments full consideration as you prepare the
final Environmental Impact Statement and select the final management plans
for the Western Oregon BLM Districts.

Sincerely,


Stuart L. Smythe
360-866-7804

EM-1400 "Barbara Busse" <bbusse2@cox.net> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 10:02:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Barbara Busse
3102 E Clarendon Ave Unit 102
Phoenix, AZ 85016-7098
USA
bbusse2@cox.net


EM-1401 "Marjorie Rathbone" <rathbone@sju.edu> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 10:02:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Marjorie Rathbone
78 E Stewart Ave
Lansdowne, PA 19050-2032
USA
rathbone@sju.edu


EM-1402 "Christine Curcio" <mccarthy1973@aol.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 10:02:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Christine Curcio
205 Lower Valley Road
North Wales, PA 19454
USA
mccarthy1973@aol.com


EM-1403 "Jean Jensen" <Jeans4U@msn.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 10:02:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Jean Jensen
12609 252nd St. East
Graham, WA 98338
USA
Jeans4U@msn.com


EM-1404 "Schomakers" <bjschoma@comcast.net> Western Oregon Plan Revision 12/6/2007 10:08:42 This is my vote to saying NO to any plan revision. Barbara Schomaker.
EM-1405 "David Ehrensperger" <chopin9@hotmail.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 10:12:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

This is important to me as an American citizen.

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

David Ehrensperger
727 College Ave.
Lancaster, PA 17603
USA
chopin9@hotmail.com


EM-1406 "Yolanda Garcia" <otherstuff@swcp.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has failed 12/6/2007 10:12:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR).

The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only
five areas, despite a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the
plan. The BLM's process for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and
wilderness recommendations in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known
wild places exhibiting excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared.

I urge YOU to reexamine YOUR wilderness recommendations in the WOPR, and to
expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed above that should
be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics. Your decisions now affect
the quality of our life in this world. Evaluation of what you do now comes in
the next world.

Sincerely,

Yolanda Garcia
1595 Pearl Loop
Bosque Farms, NM 87068-9033
USA
otherstuff@swcp.com


EM-1407 "Jo Ann Perryman" <joannp@sfsu.edu> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 10:12:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

Please read - this express my vies best--
I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Jo Ann Perryman
95 Clifton Dr
Daly City, CA 94015-3436
USA
joannp@sfsu.edu


EM-1408 Forwarded by alan_hoffmeister@blm.gov Wassen Creek Hike? 12/6/2007 10:17:47 Josh:

I noticed that a hike down Wassen Creek was scheduled for last Sunday. What a day to go!! Did it happen? Did anyone survive?

Alan Hoffmeister
EM-1409 "Heidi Hartman" <nachurgrl@yahoo.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 10:22:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Heidi Hartman
72097 Hwy 74
Ione, OR 97843
USA
nachurgrl@yahoo.com


EM-1410 "Klaus Steinbrecher" <ksteinbrecher@kpsconsulting.org> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 10:22:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Klaus Steinbrecher
P.O.Box 517
Angel Fire, NM 87710
USA
ksteinbrecher@kpsconsulting.org


EM-1411 "jean wright" <ukjean@webtv.net> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 10:22:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

jean wright
bleyler st
hellertown, PA 18055
USA
ukjean@webtv.net


EM-1412 "Charles E. Hines" <hinesc@battelle.org> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 10:22:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Charles E. Hines
111 W Main St
Waldo, OH 43356-9106
USA
hinesc@battelle.org


EM-1413 "Greg Sweel" <gsweel@msn.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 10:22:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Greg Sweel
1920 6th St Apt 343
Santa Monica, CA 90405-1272
USA
gsweel@msn.com


EM-1414 "Richard Bronk" <sixstringgns@hotmail.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 10:22:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Richard Bronk
314 W Oak St
Shenandoah, PA 17976-2135
USA
sixstringgns@hotmail.com


EM-1415 "Allison Vanlonkhuyzen" <vanlonkhuyzen@yahoo.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 10:22:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Allison Vanlonkhuyzen
130 S 300 E
Moab, UT 84532-2609
USA
vanlonkhuyzen@yahoo.com


EM-1416 "Paul Dimarco" <pandkdimarco@cox.net> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 10:22:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Paul Dimarco
5425 Club Head Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
USA
pandkdimarco@cox.net


EM-1417 "Rita Sturm" <ritasturm@comcast.net> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 10:32:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Rita Sturm
716 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87505
USA
ritasturm@comcast.net


EM-1418 "Martina Ferguson-Hazen" <martina_ferguson@yahoo.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 10:52:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Martina Ferguson-Hazen
34409 Bridge View Dr NE
Kingston, WA 98346
USA
martina_ferguson@yahoo.com


EM-1419 "Hector Lugo" <h7tetor@hotmail.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 10:52:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Hector Lugo
1265 Peter Cooper
El Paso, TX 79936
USA
h7tetor@hotmail.com


EM-1420 "Gerald Orcholski" <gerryjim@sbcglobal.net> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 11:02:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Gerald Orcholski
2400 Brigden Rd
Pasadena, CA 91104
USA
gerryjim@sbcglobal.net


EM-1421 "Eric Althoff" <auteur2000@yahoo.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 11:02:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Eric Althoff
21 1/2 E Altadena Dr
Altadena, CA 91001-5124
USA
auteur2000@yahoo.com


EM-1422 "Douglas Jaslow" <dajaslow@yahoo.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 11:02:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Douglas Jaslow
6234 27th St N
Arlington, VA 22207-1103
USA
dajaslow@yahoo.com


EM-1423 "DAVID BORINO" <DaveBorino@ClearChannel.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 11:12:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

DAVID BORINO
1480 Glenaire Dr
Casper, WY 82609-3013
USA
DaveBorino@ClearChannel.com


EM-1424 "MARTIN WARD" <MARTYJWARD2003@HOTMAIL.COM> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 11:22:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

MARTIN WARD
P.O. BOX 1585
SAN PEDRO, CA 90733-1585
USA
MARTYJWARD2003@HOTMAIL.COM


EM-1425 "Banu Qureshi" <banubanu@msn.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 11:22:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Banu Qureshi
9725 Corral Dr
Potomac, MD 20854-1509
USA
banubanu@msn.com


EM-1426 "Leonard Bruckman" <lbruck@datazoid.net> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 11:22:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Leonard Bruckman
8595 Kingsgate Drive
Granite Bay, CA 95746
USA
lbruck@datazoid.net


EM-1427 redbells@att.net John's Peak OHV meeting 12/6/2007 11:23:48 Dear Sirs and Madames,
I have written the following email c/o Mr Jim Whittington. I will be unable to attend and would like to have my comments read at the meeting. My family owns property along Foots Creek which is included in the Johns Peak Timber Mountain emphasis area.Our experience with OHV'ers continues to be problematic.

In a message dated 12/5/2007 10:43:40 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, redbells@att.net writes:

Dear Mr. Whittington,
As I will be unable to attend the meeting tonight, I would none the less like to share my view on OHV's in the wild.
Nothing is more bucolic that being in the middle of a large piece of rural property and hearing the whining drone of OHV's running rampant nearby. It's like having a chainsaw in your ear.

When was it written that some kind of recreation invention gives you the right to harrass the wildlife, polute the air, compromise the silence, cross my property, breakdown my fences, remove my "NO TRESSPASSING" signs, crash my gates, litter the roads, ruin the roads, createsevere erosion. I don't do this to your home in town, or anywhere else. These OHV owners have to be held responsible.

And the youngsters are so dangerous. They can barely reach the handle bars and they are on the county roads!!
The last OHV'er group that came through the barbwire fence next to the gate, had one member who carried a long barrell .38 or .45 pistol on his shoulder, and said we should mend the hole in the fence next to the No Tresspassing sign when I asked him how he got past the locked gate. I asked him just how to communicate "stay out" with him since all this did no good. His wife finally got it, and he left, begrudgingly. Should I carry "heat" to defend myself?

What will happen with someone creates anew robot, will they have access everywhere just because a person can buy one? An industry has been let run loose, with out any oversight as to where it will be permitted to operate safely, and sanely. with a zero footprint as to it's presence. They are noise poluting cancer, and the only cure is to silence them, keep them away, far away from wild life, and human life.
How about an OHV track parallel to the freeway. They have noise walls in many areas and the OHV'ers can ride next to them and hear themselves.

Sincerely,
Elizabeth Adamson
EM-1428 "Ali Van Zee, RN" <sougasmom@aol.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 11:32:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Ali Van Zee, RN
747 Mandana Blvd
Oakland, CA 94610
USA
sougasmom@aol.com


EM-1429 "F. Virginia Cowling" <ginling@web-o.net> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 11:32:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

F. Virginia Cowling
P.O. Box 366
Suquamish, WA 98392
USA
ginling@web-o.net


EM-1430 "Mitzi Coons" <diggerish42@hotmail.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 11:32:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Mitzi Coons
1811 Tamarind Ave. #212
L.A., CA 90028
USA
diggerish42@hotmail.com


EM-1431 Ryan Talbott <rtalbott@alleghenydefense.org> Protect BLM Forests 12/6/2007 11:37:05 Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
ATTN: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

Dear BLM,

Please accept these comments on the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. I am a citizen concerned with the management of these lands.

For the last ten years, the Bureau of Land Management administered forests in western Oregon under the Northwest Forest Plan. This ensured these forests continued to provide important public values. These forests can also provide jobs and wood products as a by-product of forest restoration such as thinning young plantation forests.

I am concerned that the changes the BLM is contemplating may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy. Many of these forests are currently protected for water quality, salmon and wildlife concerns.

Much of the BLM forests in western Oregon are adjacent to private landowners who would like to see nearby forest managed to protect their home from wildfire and to preserve their water supply, scenery, and recreation opportunities.

Please continue to protect the western BLM forests that are now protected.

Sincerely,

Ryan Talbott
6626 SE 67th Avenue
Portland, OR 97206

8142211408
EM-1432 Priscilla Feral <feral@friendsofanimals.org> Protect BLM Forests 12/6/2007 11:37:31 Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
ATTN: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

Dear BLM,

Please accept these comments on the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. I am a citizen concerned with the management of these lands.

For the last ten years, the Bureau of Land Management administered forests in western Oregon under the Northwest Forest Plan. This ensured these forests continued to provide important public values. These forests can also provide jobs and wood products as a by-product of forest restoration such as thinning young plantation forests.

I am concerned that the changes the BLM is contemplating may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy. Many of these forests are currently protected for water quality, salmon and wildlife concerns.

Much of the BLM forests in western Oregon are adjacent to private landowners who would like to see nearby forest managed to protect their home from wildfire and to preserve their water supply, scenery, and recreation opportunities.

Please continue to protect the western BLM forests that are now protected.

Sincerely,

Priscilla Feral
777 Post Road
Darien, CT 06820

203-656-1522
EM-1433 Sean Lallouz <lallouz@charter.net> Protect BLM Forests 12/6/2007 11:40:02 Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
ATTN: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

Dear BLM,

Please accept these comments on the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. I am a citizen concerned with the management of these lands.

For the last ten years, the Bureau of Land Management administered forests in western Oregon under the Northwest Forest Plan. This ensured these forests continued to provide important public values. These forests can also provide jobs and wood products as a by-product of forest restoration such as thinning young plantation forests.

I am concerned that the changes the BLM is contemplating may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy. Many of these forests are currently protected for water quality, salmon and wildlife concerns.

Much of the BLM forests in western Oregon are adjacent to private landowners who would like to see nearby forest managed to protect their home from wildfire and to preserve their water supply, scenery, and recreation opportunities.

Please continue to protect the western BLM forests that are now protected.

Sincerely,

Sean Lallouz
69 Madison Ave.
asheville, NC 28801
EM-1434 "Shirley White" <Sunhawk2006@aol.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 11:42:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Oregon has beautiful wildlands and my family and I would love to see them protected,
forever!

Thank you for your time and consideration in this most important matter. We
look forward to hearing from you soon with a favorable decision.

Sincerely,

Shirley White
25115 E. Broadway Ave.
Apt. 3
Veneta, OR 97487
USA
Sunhawk2006@aol.com


EM-1435 "Rosemarie Chinni" <rcchinni@hotmail.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 11:52:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Rosemarie Chinni
2111 Hampden Blvd
Reading, PA 19604
USA
rcchinni@hotmail.com


EM-1436 "Diann MacRae" <tvulture@vei.net> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 11:52:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Diann MacRae
22622 53rd Ave SE
Bothell, WA 98021-8004
USA
tvulture@vei.net


EM-1437 "R. Brent Palmer" <iamtheether@hotmail.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 12:02:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

R. Brent Palmer
1384 Courthouse Rd
Palmyra, VA 22963-4484
USA
iamtheether@hotmail.com


EM-1438 "Rachel Foxman" <foxling@teleport.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 12:02:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Rachel Foxman
6614 N Knowles Ave
Portland, OR 97217-5111
USA
foxling@teleport.com


EM-1439 Ann Sherwood <awhorledpeas@aol.com> Protect BLM Forests 12/6/2007 12:03:24 Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
ATTN: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

Dear BLM,

Please accept these comments on the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. I am a citizen concerned with the management of these lands.

For the last ten years, the Bureau of Land Management administered forests in western Oregon under the Northwest Forest Plan. This ensured these forests continued to provide important public values. These forests can also provide jobs and wood products as a by-product of forest restoration such as thinning young plantation forests.

I am concerned that the changes the BLM is contemplating may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy. Many of these forests are currently protected for water quality, salmon and wildlife concerns.

Much of the BLM forests in western Oregon are adjacent to private landowners who would like to see nearby forest managed to protect their home from wildfire and to preserve their water supply, scenery, and recreation opportunities.

Please continue to protect the western BLM forests that are now protected.

Sincerely,

Ann Sherwood
51 Segar Mountain Road
Kent, CT 06757
EM-1440 Jim Scheff <shagbark12@sbcglobal.net> Protect BLM Forests 12/6/2007 12:05:55 Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
ATTN: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

Dear BLM,

Please accept these comments on the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. I am a citizen concerned with the management of these lands.

For the last ten years, the Bureau of Land Management administered forests in western Oregon under the Northwest Forest Plan. This ensured these forests continued to provide important public values. These forests can also provide jobs and wood products as a by-product of forest restoration such as thinning young plantation forests.

I am concerned that the changes the BLM is contemplating may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy. Many of these forests are currently protected for water quality, salmon and wildlife concerns.

Much of the BLM forests in western Oregon are adjacent to private landowners who would like to see nearby forest managed to protect their home from wildfire and to preserve their water supply, scenery, and recreation opportunities.

Please continue to protect the western BLM forests that are now protected.

Sincerely,

Jim Scheff
20 Crabapple Ct.
St. Louis, MO 63132
EM-1441 Douglas Cornett <doug@northwoodswild.org> Protect BLM Forests 12/6/2007 12:09:12 Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
ATTN: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

Dear BLM,

Please accept these comments on the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. I am a citizen concerned with the management of these lands.

For the last ten years, the Bureau of Land Management administered forests in western Oregon under the Northwest Forest Plan. This ensured these forests continued to provide important public values. These forests can also provide jobs and wood products as a by-product of forest restoration such as thinning young plantation forests.

I am concerned that the changes the BLM is contemplating may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy. Many of these forests are currently protected for water quality, salmon and wildlife concerns.

Much of the BLM forests in western Oregon are adjacent to private landowners who would like to see nearby forest managed to protect their home from wildfire and to preserve their water supply, scenery, and recreation opportunities.

Please continue to protect the western BLM forests that are now protected.

Sincerely,

Douglas Cornett
P.O. Box 122
Marquette, MI 49855

906-226-6649
EM-1442 Robert Jonas <rbtjonas@aol.com> Protect BLM Forests 12/6/2007 12:10:42 Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
ATTN: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

Dear BLM, Greetings. Thank you for the important work you're doing for our national forests.

I want to comment on the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. Since my sister lives in Scappoose, Oregon and since I like to visit her, and her beautiful state of Oregon, I am concerned with the management of these lands.

For the last ten years, the Bureau of Land Management administered forests in western Oregon under the Northwest Forest Plan. This ensured these forests continued to provide important public values. These forests can also provide jobs and wood products as a by-product of forest restoration such as thinning young plantation forests.

I am concerned that the changes the BLM is contemplating may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy. Many of these forests are currently protected for water quality, salmon and wildlife concerns.

Much of the BLM forests in western Oregon are adjacent to private landowners who would like to see nearby forest managed to protect their home from wildfire and to preserve their water supply, scenery, and recreation opportunities.

Please continue to protect the western BLM forests that are now protected.

Sincerely,

Robert Jonas
83 Bancroft Rd.
Northampton, MA 01060

617-924-7860
EM-1443 "Donna Wasman" <greeneyedlady@hughes.net> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 12:12:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

I do not just send my copy without reading, understanding and supporting the
above statements and requests. Please hear our pleas and protect our wild areas!

Sincerely,

Donna Wasman
4902 Henry Town Rd
Sevierville, TN 37876-6914
USA
greeneyedlady@hughes.net


EM-1444 "Roni Zierikzee" <inor@earthlink.net> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 12:12:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Roni Zierikzee
845 Euclid Avenue Apt 4
San Francisco, CA 94118
USA
inor@earthlink.net


EM-1445 "Barbara Busse" <busse60@msn.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 12:22:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Barbara Busse
3102 E Clarendon Ave Unit 102
Phoenix, AZ 85016-7098
USA
busse60@msn.com


EM-1446 doug lafollette <doug.lafollette@sos.state.wi.us> Important Forests 12/6/2007 12:33:21 Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
ATTN: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

Dear BLM,

Please accept these comments on the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. I am a citizen concerned with the management of these lands.

For the last ten years, the Bureau of Land Management administered forests in western Oregon under the Northwest Forest Plan. This ensured these forests continued to provide important public values. These forests can also provide jobs and wood products as a by-product of forest restoration such as thinning young plantation forests.

I am concerned that the changes the BLM is contemplating may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy. Many of these forests are currently protected for water quality, salmon and wildlife concerns.

Much of the BLM forests in western Oregon are adjacent to private landowners who would like to see nearby forest managed to protect their home from wildfire and to preserve their water supply, scenery, and recreation opportunities.

Please continue to protect the western BLM forests that are now protected.

Sincerely,

doug lafollette
box 7848
moscow, WI 53707

608-266-8888
EM-1447 Kevin Proescholdt <kevin-jean@msn.com> Protect BLM Forests 12/6/2007 12:40:06 Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
ATTN: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

Dear BLM,

Please accept these comments on the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. I am a citizen concerned with the management of these lands.

For the last ten years, the Bureau of Land Management administered forests in western Oregon under the Northwest Forest Plan. This ensured these forests continued to provide important public values. These forests can also provide jobs and wood products as a by-product of forest restoration such as thinning young plantation forests.

I am concerned that the changes the BLM is contemplating may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy. Many of these forests are currently protected for water quality, salmon and wildlife concerns.

Much of the BLM forests in western Oregon are adjacent to private landowners who would like to see nearby forest managed to protect their home from wildfire and to preserve their water supply, scenery, and recreation opportunities.

Please continue to protect the western BLM forests that are now protected.

Sincerely,

Kevin Proescholdt
2833 43rd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406

651-649-1446
EM-1448 "Jennifer Unger" <jlunger@wyasd.k12.pa.us> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 12:42:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Unger
1903 Brian Lane
York, PA 17404
USA
jlunger@wyasd.k12.pa.us


EM-1449 "Constance Anderson" <bearfoots_1@bellsouth.net> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 12:42:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Constance Anderson
2180 Newt Huff Ln
Sevierville, TN 37862-7404
USA
bearfoots_1@bellsouth.net


EM-1450 Lynn Herring <lynnhe@comcast.net> Protect BLM Forests 12/6/2007 12:46:59 Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
ATTN: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

Dear BLM,

Please accept these comments on the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. I am a citizen concerned with the management of these lands.

For the last ten years, the Bureau of Land Management administered forests in western Oregon under the Northwest Forest Plan. This ensured these forests continued to provide important public values. These forests can also provide jobs and wood products as a by-product of forest restoration such as thinning young plantation forests.

I am concerned that the changes the BLM is contemplating may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy. Many of these forests are currently protected for water quality, salmon and wildlife concerns.

Much of the BLM forests in western Oregon are adjacent to private landowners who would like to see nearby forest managed to protect their home from wildfire and to preserve their water supply, scenery, and recreation opportunities.

Please continue to protect the western BLM forests that are now protected.

Sincerely,

Lynn Herring
1090 Chandler Road
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

503-635-8030
EM-1451 "Anthony Pfohl" <runespeeker@aol.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 12:52:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Anthony Pfohl
4500 Erin Dr
Haymarket, VA 20169
USA
runespeeker@aol.com


EM-1452 "Brad Martin" <terrapin_b2000@yahoo.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 12:52:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Brad Martin
P.O.Box 12225
Fresno, CA 93777-2225
USA
terrapin_b2000@yahoo.com


EM-1453 "chet hepburn" <potcrazy81@hotmail.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 12:52:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

chet hepburn
1445 N Longfellow St
Arlington, VA 22205-2322
USA
potcrazy81@hotmail.com


EM-1454 dinda evans <dindamcp4@yahoo.com> Protect BLM Forests 12/6/2007 12:57:25 Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
ATTN: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

Dear BLM,

Please accept these comments on the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. I am a citizen concerned with the management of these lands.

For the last ten years, the Bureau of Land Management administered forests in western Oregon under the Northwest Forest Plan. This ensured these forests continued to provide important public values. These forests can also provide jobs and wood products as a by-product of forest restoration such as thinning young plantation forests.

I am concerned that the changes the BLM is contemplating may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy. Many of these forests are currently protected for water quality, salmon and wildlife concerns.

Much of the BLM forests in western Oregon are adjacent to private landowners who would like to see nearby forest managed to protect their home from wildfire and to preserve their water supply, scenery, and recreation opportunities.

Please continue to protect the western BLM forests that are now protected.

Sincerely,

dinda evans
pob 178695
san diego, CA 92117
EM-1455 "Julia Jackson" <julijaxon@gmail.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 13:02:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Julia Jackson
2338 Dryden Road
Houston, TX 77030-1104
USA
julijaxon@gmail.com


EM-1456 Greg Pollak <gdp@lanl.gov> Protect BLM Forests 12/6/2007 13:02:58 Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
ATTN: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

Dear BLM,

Please accept these comments on the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. I am a citizen concerned with the management of these lands.

For the last ten years, the Bureau of Land Management administered forests in western Oregon under the Northwest Forest Plan. This ensured these forests continued to provide important public values. These forests can also provide jobs and wood products as a by-product of forest restoration such as thinning young plantation forests.

I am concerned that the changes the BLM is contemplating may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy. Many of these forests are currently protected for water quality, salmon and wildlife concerns.

Much of the BLM forests in western Oregon are adjacent to private landowners who would like to see nearby forest managed to protect their home from wildfire and to preserve their water supply, scenery, and recreation opportunities.

Please continue to protect the western BLM forests that are now protected.

Sincerely,

Greg Pollak
2 Tano Alto Rd
Sante Fe, NM 87501

505-988-7650
EM-1457 "Susan Kelly Ambler" <kelly.ambler@uchsc.edu> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 13:12:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Susan Kelly Ambler
1328 Vine St
Denver, CO 80201
USA
kelly.ambler@uchsc.edu


EM-1458 "Jeanine Strobel" <JEStrobel@aol.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 13:22:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Jeanine Strobel
1875-32Nd Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122
USA
JEStrobel@aol.com


EM-1459 harriet miller <harrietm247@Yahoo.com> Protect BLM Forests 12/6/2007 13:29:08 Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
ATTN: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

Dear BLM,

Please accept these comments on the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. I am a citizen concerned with the management of these lands.

For the last ten years, the Bureau of Land Management administered forests in western Oregon under the Northwest Forest Plan. This ensured these forests continued to provide important public values. These forests can also provide jobs and wood products as a by-product of forest restoration such as thinning young plantation forests.

I am concerned that the changes the BLM is contemplating may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy. Many of these forests are currently protected for water quality, salmon and wildlife concerns.

Much of the BLM forests in western Oregon are adjacent to private landowners who would like to see nearby forest managed to protect their home from wildfire and to preserve their water supply, scenery, and recreation opportunities.

Please continue to protect the western BLM forests that are now protected.

Sincerely,

harriet miller
pob 493953
redding, CA 96049
EM-1460 "Eugene Kravis" <ekravis@excite.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 13:32:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Eugene Kravis
POBox 665
Seiad Valley, CA 96086
USA
ekravis@excite.com


EM-1461 "Ann F. Rhoads" <rhoadsaf@pobox.upenn.edu> Protect BLM Forests 12/6/2007 13:34:12 Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
ATTN: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

Dear BLM,

Please accept these comments on the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. I am a citizen concerned with the management of these lands.

For the last ten years, the Bureau of Land Management administered forests in western Oregon under the Northwest Forest Plan. This ensured these forests continued to provide important public values. These forests can also provide jobs and wood products as a by-product of forest restoration such as thinning young plantation forests.

I am concerned that the changes the BLM is contemplating may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy. Many of these forests are currently protected for water quality, salmon and wildlife concerns.

Much of the BLM forests in western Oregon are adjacent to private landowners who would like to see nearby forest managed to protect their home from wildfire and to preserve their water supply, scenery, and recreation opportunities.

Please continue to protect the western BLM forests that are now protected.

Sincerely,

Ann F. Rhoads
3 Blythewood Road
Doylestown, PA 18901

215-247-5777 x13
EM-1462 "Nancy Van Nurden" <nancy_van@hotmail.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 13:42:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Nancy Van Nurden
47011 State Hwy 38
Marcell, MN 56657
USA
nancy_van@hotmail.com


EM-1463 "Jere Wilkerson" <mrswilk@charter.net> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 13:42:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Jere Wilkerson
1680 Linden Ct.
Cambria, CA 93428
USA
mrswilk@charter.net


EM-1464 "Michele Gannon" <jandsgannon@aol.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 13:42:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Michele Gannon
50 Lake Hart St
Mooresville, IN 46158-8408
USA
jandsgannon@aol.com


EM-1465 Andrew Doll <acdoll@uwalumni.com> Protect BLM Forests 12/6/2007 13:46:31 Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
ATTN: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

Dear BLM,

Please accept these comments on the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. I am a citizen concerned with the management of these lands.

For the last ten years, the Bureau of Land Management administered forests in western Oregon under the Northwest Forest Plan. This ensured these forests continued to provide important public values. These forests can also provide jobs and wood products as a by-product of forest restoration such as thinning young plantation forests.

I am concerned that the changes the BLM is contemplating may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy. Many of these forests are currently protected for water quality, salmon and wildlife concerns.

Much of the BLM forests in western Oregon are adjacent to private landowners who would like to see nearby forest managed to protect their home from wildfire and to preserve their water supply, scenery, and recreation opportunities.

Please continue to protect the western BLM forests that are now protected.

Sincerely,

Andrew Doll
1435 Ogden st
Apt 1
Denver, CO 80218
EM-1466 Ruth Stambaugh <deemare@juno.com> BLM Forests Must Be Protected 12/6/2007 13:50:58 Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
ATTN: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

Dear BLM,

I've been reading about the Western Oregon Plan Revisions and I'm quite concerned. I had the good luck to live in western Washington state for ten years, so I know what the forests of western Oregon are like. The revisions for the Western Oregon Plan sound like you're planning to wipe out these forests. Please read the following form letter and let it speak for me. Thank you. Ruth Stambaugh

Please accept these comments on the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. I am a citizen concerned with the management of these lands.

For the last ten years, the Bureau of Land Management administered forests in western Oregon under the Northwest Forest Plan. This ensured these forests continued to provide important public values. These forests can also provide jobs and wood products as a by-product of forest restoration such as thinning young plantation forests.

I am concerned that the changes the BLM is contemplating may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy. Many of these forests are currently protected for water quality, salmon and wildlife concerns.

Much of the BLM forests in western Oregon are adjacent to private landowners who would like to see nearby forest managed to protect their home from wildfire and to preserve their water supply, scenery, and recreation opportunities.

Please continue to protect the western BLM forests that are now protected.

Sincerely,

Ruth Stambaugh
93 Bird Creek Estate Rd
Black Mountain, NC 28711
EM-1467 "Ramona Sahni" <ramonasahni@yahoo.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 14:02:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Ramona Sahni
46 Mallard Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
USA
ramonasahni@yahoo.com


EM-1468 "Jeannie Park" <themonk15@yahoo.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 14:02:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Jeannie Park
2601 NW 57th St
Seattle, WA 98107
USA
themonk15@yahoo.com


EM-1469 Robert Fener <fenerbob@hotmail.com> Protect BLM Forests 12/6/2007 14:20:34 Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
ATTN: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

Dear BLM,

Please accept these comments on the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. I am a citizen concerned with the management of these lands.

For the last ten years, the Bureau of Land Management administered forests in western Oregon under the Northwest Forest Plan. This ensured these forests continued to provide important public values. These forests can also provide jobs and wood products as a by-product of forest restoration such as thinning young plantation forests.

I am concerned that the changes the BLM is contemplating may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy. Many of these forests are currently protected for water quality, salmon and wildlife concerns.

Much of the BLM forests in western Oregon are adjacent to private landowners who would like to see nearby forest managed to protect their home from wildfire and to preserve their water supply, scenery, and recreation opportunities.

Please continue to protect the western BLM forests that are now protected.

Sincerely,

Robert Fener
1011 Swapping Camp Road
Amherst, VA 24521
EM-1470 "Christopher Rutledge" <chris.rutledge@roadrunner.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 14:22:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Christopher Rutledge
44865 Corte Sierra
Temecula, CA 92592-1090
USA
chris.rutledge@roadrunner.com


EM-1471 "Janet Pyett" <im_a_lovely_pink@yahoo.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 14:22:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Janet Pyett
1404 Saint Marys Avenue
Parkersburg, WV 26101
USA
im_a_lovely_pink@yahoo.com


EM-1472 Amelia Apfel <ara37@cornell.edu> Protect BLM Forests 12/6/2007 14:27:00 Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
ATTN: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

Dear BLM,

Please accept these comments on the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. I am a citizen concerned with the management of these lands.

For the last ten years, the Bureau of Land Management administered forests in western Oregon under the Northwest Forest Plan. This ensured these forests continued to provide important public values. These forests can also provide jobs and wood products as a by-product of forest restoration such as thinning young plantation forests.

I am concerned that the changes the BLM is contemplating may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy. Many of these forests are currently protected for water quality, salmon and wildlife concerns.

Much of the BLM forests in western Oregon are adjacent to private landowners who would like to see nearby forest managed to protect their home from wildfire and to preserve their water supply, scenery, and recreation opportunities.

Please continue to protect the western BLM forests that are now protected.

Sincerely,

Amelia Apfel
228 Wait Ave
Ithaca, NY 14850
EM-1473 colby chester <colby4@w-link.net> Protect BLM Forests 12/6/2007 14:46:28 Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
ATTN: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

Dear BLM,

Please accept these comments on the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. I am a citizen concerned with the management of these lands.

For the last ten years, the Bureau of Land Management administered forests in western Oregon under the Northwest Forest Plan. This ensured these forests continued to provide important public values. These forests can also provide jobs and wood products as a by-product of forest restoration such as thinning young plantation forests.

I am concerned that the changes the BLM is contemplating may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy. Many of these forests are currently protected for water quality, salmon and wildlife concerns.

Much of the BLM forests in western Oregon are adjacent to private landowners who would like to see nearby forest managed to protect their home from wildfire and to preserve their water supply, scenery, and recreation opportunities.

Please continue to protect the western BLM forests that are now protected.

Sincerely,

colby chester
117 E Louisa St
seattle, wa, WA 98102
EM-1474 Blair Parrott <averageblair@yahoo.com> Protect BLM Forests 12/6/2007 14:46:34 Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
ATTN: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

Dear BLM,

Please accept these comments on the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. I am a citizen concerned with the management of these lands.

For the last ten years, the Bureau of Land Management administered forests in western Oregon under the Northwest Forest Plan. This ensured these forests continued to provide important public values. These forests can also provide jobs and wood products as a by-product of forest restoration such as thinning young plantation forests.

I am concerned that the changes the BLM is contemplating may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy. Many of these forests are currently protected for water quality, salmon and wildlife concerns.

Much of the BLM forests in western Oregon are adjacent to private landowners who would like to see nearby forest managed to protect their home from wildfire and to preserve their water supply, scenery, and recreation opportunities.

Please continue to protect the western BLM forests that are now protected.

Sincerely,

Blair Parrott
box 395
Cedarville, CA 96104

530-279-2550
EM-1475 "Michael Drushella" <michcher@msn.com> BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision 12/6/2007 14:58:40 Michael Drushella
P.O. Box 466
Scio, OR 97374-0466


December 6, 2007

Edward Shepard
OR/WA State Director
Bureau of Land Management
PO Box 2965
Portland, OR 97208


Dear Edward Shepard:

Please accept the following comments on the BLM's Draft Environmental
Impact Statement for the Revision of the Resource Management Plans for
Western Oregon.

The BLM must develop and analyzes at least one alternative that maximizes
the amount of land in timber production and receipts to local county
governments, and meets its no jeopardy obligation.

Congress and the Administration must ensure that when the Plan is
finalized that the BLM receives adequate funding so that it can be fully
implemented.

When implemented, the Plan should live up to the full commitment that was
made to local counties.

All BLM administered land should be managed to minimize the threat of
catastrophic wildfire on these lands and surrounding state and private
lands.

Access should be maintained through BLM administered lands for private
land access, fire suppression, as well as recreational uses, such as
hunting, fishing, boating and sightseeing.

I am the co-owner of a 400 acre small woodlands lot near Scio in Linn
county and understand the significance of timber managment. It is vital
that our public timber lands are managed in a manner that will produce
maximum revenue, protect against catastrophic wild fires and provide
access to not only BLM lands but also adjoining privte lands for the afore
mentioned reasons.

I believe a "Modified Alternative 2 Plus" plan should be developed and
implemented for the benefit of all Oregonians.

In summary, the economic viability of our rural communities and the
overall health of our federal forests are of vital importance to me. I
ask that you give these comments full consideration as you prepare the
final Environmental Impact Statement and select the final management plans
for the Western Oregon BLM Districts.

Sincerely,


Michael D. Drushella
5033026813

EM-1476 "Lisa Williamson" <theobviouschild@hotmail.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 15:02:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Lisa Williamson
2052 E. Villa, Apt. A
Pasadena, CA 91107
USA
theobviouschild@hotmail.com


EM-1477 "NK Acevedo" <brookelynn1971@yahoo.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 15:12:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

NK Acevedo
33 Wave Ave
Revere, MA 02151-5452
USA
brookelynn1971@yahoo.com


EM-1478 Forwarded by alan_hoffmeister@blm.gov Fw: Protect BLM forests and rivers 12/6/2007 15:16:08 ----- Forwarded by Alan Hoffmeister/ORSO/OR/BLM/DOI on 12/06/2007 03:15 PM -----

Nick & Sooney Viani <viani@charter.net>

12/06/2007 03:12 PM

To
Alan_Hoffmeister@blm.gov
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Subject
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Bureau of Land Management, Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue Portland, Oregon
Portland, OR 97208

CC: Oregon Congressional delegation

Re: BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions

Dear BLM,

I am very concerned with the direction the Bush Administration is
headed in with the management of nearly 2.6 million acres of Oregon's
federal forests under the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. I am
concerned that the changes the BLM is contemplating will unravel the
protections of the landmark Northwest Forest Plan, and may lead to
water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and
controversy.

The Bush Administration's preferred alternative proposes to clear-cut
140,000 acres of Oregon's old-growth every decade, build 1,000 mile
of new logging roads, and create over 100,000 miles of new Off
Highway Vehicle Emphasis Areas-all at the expense of roadless areas,
threatened species, water quality and non-motorized recreation.

Most Americans want federal land managers to embrace thinning second
growth forests, safeguard communities from wildfire and protect what
remains of our nation's ancient forests. Indeed, many Oregon forest
managers are already moving beyond the conflicts of the past. By
focusing on previously logged public forestlands - many of which are
now overgrown and in need of thinning - they are providing wood to
local mills while actually improving conditions for fish and wildlife
and keeping saws out of precious old-growth forests.

In contrast, the WOPR proposes to inflame the controversy by
increasing old-growth clear-cutting for a short-term economic fix.
The WOPR puts water quality at-risk and would destroy some of
Oregon's most special places. We should protect our remaining mature
and old-growth forests on public land, not clear-cut these natural
treasures as the WOPR proposes to do.

It is disappointing that at a time when public consensus for old-
growth protection and second-growth thinning has never been stronger,
the BLM is proposing to clear-cut forests older than our nation and
turn complex ecosystems into flammable tree farms.

Please protect remaining old-growth forests, focus active management
of BLM lands in already logged-over areas, and concentrate job
opportunities in restoration thinning projects that benefit
watersheds and generate wood products without multiplying past mistakes.

Sincerely,

Sooney (Susan) and J.N. Viani
1010 Paradise Lane
Ashland, Oregon
97520
EM-1479 "fritz bachman" <fritzbachman@yahoo.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 15:22:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

fritz bachman
150 e center
moab, UT 84532
USA
fritzbachman@yahoo.com


EM-1480 "Anita Scheelings" <anita@desertart.net> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 15:22:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Anita Scheelings
P.O. Box 214
Skull Valley, AZ 86338
USA
anita@desertart.net


EM-1481 Lydia Garvey <wolfhowlmama@yahoo.com> Protect BLM Forests 12/6/2007 15:58:50 Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
ATTN: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

Dear BLM,

Please accept these comments on the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. I am a citizen concerned with the management of these lands.

For the last ten years, the Bureau of Land Management administered forests in western Oregon under the Northwest Forest Plan. This ensured these forests continued to provide important public values. These forests can also provide jobs and wood products as a by-product of forest restoration such as thinning young plantation forests.

I am concerned that the changes the BLM is contemplating may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy. Many of these forests are currently protected for water quality, salmon and wildlife concerns.

Much of the BLM forests in western Oregon are adjacent to private landowners who would like to see nearby forest managed to protect their home from wildfire and to preserve their water supply, scenery, and recreation opportunities.

Please continue to protect the western BLM forests that are now protected.

Sincerely,

Lydia Garvey
429 S 24th
Clinton, OK 73601
EM-1482 "Monroe Jeffrey" <ita@operamail.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 16:22:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Monroe Jeffrey
802 E. 6th St., #303
Los Angeles, CA 900211045
USA
ita@operamail.com


EM-1483 "Dave Krupa" <dakrupa@aol.com> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 12/6/2007 16:42:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Dave Krupa
3714 Delaware
Flint, MI 48506
USA
dakrupa@aol.com


EM-1484 "Dr. Terrance A. Hutchinson" <thutchinson@iwon.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 16:52:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Dr. Terrance A. Hutchinson
21305 Conklin Ct
California City, CA 93505-2226
USA
thutchinson@iwon.com


EM-1485 "Carol H Austin" <perryaustin@mindspring.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 16:52:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Carol H Austin
428 Mt Olive Road
Goodwater, AL 35072
USA
perryaustin@mindspring.com


EM-1486 Josh Laughlin <jlaughlin@cascwild.org> Re: Wassen Creek Hike? 12/6/2007 16:58:25 We're gunna try again in the spring. It is a hearty bushwack down into the creek. Coos Bay BLM put out an EA in '01 that proposed a trail from the lake down towards the mouth. Not sure if it is stalled out our what.

Josh

Too bad you didn't hit it on a nice day. I never made the hike in the 13 years I was in Coos Bay. Wanted to, but never did.

Alan

Josh Laughlin <jlaughlin@cascwild.org>
12/06/2007 12:34 PMToorwopr@blm.govccSubjectRe: Wassen Creek Hike?




Alan: We aborted at Wassen Lake, where trees were snapping around us. It was unsafe. A few days later Hwy 38 blew out not far from our turnoff. Everyone survived.

Josh

Josh:

I noticed that a hike down Wassen Creek was scheduled for last Sunday. What a day to go!! Did it happen? Did anyone survive?

Alan Hoffmeister


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Cascadia Wildlands Project
P.O. Box 10455
Eugene, OR 97440
541.434.1463 (voice)
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The Cascadia Wildlands Project is dedicated to defending the forests, waters, and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest. Visit www.cascwild.org to learn more about wildlands issues and our leadership in the conservation movement. Become a member today at http://www.cascwild.org/donate.html. Your support makes a difference!


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Cascadia Wildlands Project
P.O. Box 10455
Eugene, OR 97440
541.434.1463 (voice)
541.434.6494 (fax)


The Cascadia Wildlands Project is dedicated to defending the forests, waters, and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest. Visit www.cascwild.org to learn more about wildlands issues and our leadership in the conservation movement. Become a member today at http://www.cascwild.org/donate.html. Your support makes a difference!
EM-1487 "Dale Hadler" <dale_Hadler@hotmail.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 17:02:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Dale Hadler
2523 16th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
USA
dale_Hadler@hotmail.com


EM-1488 "Ronnel Corre" <ron_nel4life@yahoo.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 17:12:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Ronnel Corre
1976 Autumn Gold Dr
San jose, CA 95131
USA
ron_nel4life@yahoo.com


EM-1489 "Kathleen Saunders" <katydid164@yahoo.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 12/6/2007 17:12:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness - Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and Coast
Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Kathleen Saunders
47 Avalon Court
Doylestown, PA 18901
USA
katydid164@yahoo.com


EM-1490 "Cody Dolnick" <woland92107@yahoo.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 12/6/2007 17:12:01 December 06, 2007

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM its