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WC-1101 WID-1518 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM Comment on DEIS excerpt from Forests: Returning to Tillamook County after a year away I was shocked to see the ravaged landscapes that had been clearcut. Visible from and alongside public roads, it is a poor message we send to visitiors to and citizens of our great state%3B a message of our desperation to squeeze every last penny out of timberland. This indiscriminate practice or clear-cutting eradicates the vitality and and integrity of our priceless forests. It is a sad example of greed and comodity dominating over rational, logical, and responsible logging practice. Selective logging is a much more ethical means to responsibly harvest lumber from our great state. Though it does not come with the ease of indiscriminate clear-cutting, it is a practice that will maintain ecoogical diversity%3B and that benefits the health of the forests and all its living things for generations to come. By decreasing the protection of streambeds, we undermine the foundations of another critical state economy, the fish and game habitats. No part of these ecological cycles can be valued above or below the rest.Please protect our forests from the ravage of clearcutting, unmonitored ATV use, and any loss of wildlife habitat. Our world's resources are shrinking fast enough as it is.Sincerely, a concerned citizen,%0DJennifer Wyss
WC-1102 WID-1529 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM cb_importantspecies|cb_scenicbeauty|tb_4_other: Yamhill Basin Council Wet Prairie restoration project site|cb_onceamonth|tb_gen_ans:
WC-1103 WID-1529 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM Comment on DEIS excerpt from Land Use Table at pushpin 1048: "No Action" is the best alternative for this area.
WC-1104 WID-1529 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM tb_1_other: Habitat restoration|cb_importantspecies|tb_4_other: Yamhill Basin Council habitat restoration site.|cb_onceamonth|tb_gen_ans:
WC-1105 WID-1529 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM Comment on DEIS excerpt from Land Use Table at pushpin 1049: "No Action" is the best choice for this area.
WC-1106 WID-1530 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM tb_1_other: quality of life|cb_hiking|cb_spiritual|cb_scenicbeauty|tb_gen_ans: Your WOPR plans are simply AWEFULAll your plans feature cutting centuries-old trees for short term economic advantage.Destroying this resource forever is economically short sighted in the extreme %5Bthere is no way that two-hundred year old trees will ever growagain in a BLM clearcut%5D. One reason we live in Oregon, and pay considerable taxes here, is not because of clear cuts and tree farms but because of the wonderful stands of old growth we find in many BLM parcels.Please, please take the long term view of what will be important to Oregoninan of the future.Bob Fleming
WC-1107 WID-1529 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM tb_1_other: habitat restoration|cb_importantspecies|tb_4_other: Yamhill Basin Council habitat restoration site|cb_onceamonth|tb_gen_ans:
WC-1108 WID-1529 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM Comment on DEIS excerpt from Land Use Table at pushpin 1051: "No Action" is the best alternative for this area.
WC-1109 WID-1534 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM cb_tourism|cb_photo|cb_hunting|cb_hiking|cb_fishing|tb_gen_ans: Protect old growth habitat
WC-1110 WID-1529 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM tb_1_other: habitat restoration|cb_importantspecies|tb_4_other: Yamhill Basin Council habitat restoration site|cb_onceamonth|tb_gen_ans:
WC-1111 WID-1534 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM Comment on DEIS excerpt from No Action: choose No Action Alternative on WOPR
WC-1112 WID-1529 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM Comment on DEIS excerpt from Land Use Table at pushpin 1053: "No Action" is the best alternative for this area.
WC-1113 WID-1534 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM cb_tourism|tb_gen_ans: No action alternative on WOPR, protect old growth and late sucessional reserves from logging
WC-1114 WID-1530 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM cb_tourism|cb_hiking|cb_birdwatching|tb_gen_ans: A splendid stand of old growth that we visit five times a weekPlease, please save.Bob Fleming
WC-1115 WID-630 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM cb_fulltime|tb_gen_ans: This section has no public access and is therefore not appropriate for OHV Emphasis.
WC-1116 WID-1529 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM tb_1_other: habitat restoration|cb_importantspecies|tb_4_other: Yamhill Basin Council habitat restoation site|cb_onceamonth|tb_gen_ans:
WC-1117 WID-1529 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM tb_1_other: habitat restoration|cb_importantspecies|tb_4_other: Yamhill Basin Council habitat restoation site|cb_onceamonth|tb_gen_ans:
WC-1118 WID-1529 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM Comment on DEIS excerpt from Land Use Table at pushpin 1058: "No Action" is the best alternative for this area.
WC-1119 WID-1541 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM cb_hiking|cb_camping|tb_gen_ans:
WC-1120 WID-1541 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM cb_hiking|tb_gen_ans:
WC-1121 WID-1541 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM cb_hiking|tb_gen_ans:
WC-1122 WID-1546 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM Comment on DEIS excerpt from Alternative 1: Degraded habitat and compromised fisheries. A poor choice.
WC-1123 WID-630 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM cb_farming|cb_hiking|cb_fulltime|cb_1-4timesyear|tb_gen_ans: This area, selected for potential OHV Emphais, though currently used by OHV users, has been an area of much controversy as OHV users have paid scant heed to private property in this area. The connecting BLM areas in section 17, 20, 21, 22, 27 and 15 are very checkerboard with working ranches (complete with their support infrastructures) and privately managed timberland. Even with the potential of well marked trails and barriers as promised with an OHV Emphasis Area, the temptation to trespass is high. This does not even mention that the areas pass through critical watersheds, steep slopes, winter wildlife habitat and poor soils which are already subject to erosion and land slides. It should be closed to OHV use.
WC-1124 WID-1575 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM cb_photo|cb_mtnbiking|cb_hiking|tb_gen_ans: Looking at the map of forest age classes I am saddenned at how few old trees remain. Seriously, can't you just leave the rest alone%3FAreas close to home that provide recreation help make our communities better places -- older forests are special places where folks reenergize and destress.
WC-1125 WID-1529 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM tb_1_other: habitat restoration|cb_importantspecies|tb_4_other: Yamhill Basin Council habitat restoration site|cb_onceamonth|tb_gen_ans:
WC-1126 WID-1557 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM cb_dirtbiking|cb_ohv|cb_onceaweek|tb_gen_ans: We reall do need OHV areas, we are tax payers and it is very big family sport. We spend a lot of money for pickups, campers motor homes toy haulers and etc. not to mention our ATV's. What do hiker and special interest spend their money on and why do they get all theire agendas met, but we are the bad people for the sport we love. We love the forest, clear cuts and etc as well as them. I do not think we harm the forest or streams. I see more oil dropings and dirt on roads parking lots and other drainage. I am 64 and I want my chirdren and grand children enjoy what I have. Also we pay to play with our ATV stickers. Thank you, Edwin Johnson
WC-1127 WID-1569 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM Comment on DEIS excerpt from No Action: Retain ALL Late Successional Reserves and Riparian Reserves.
WC-1128 WID-1569 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM tb_1_other: Recreation, Natural Beauty|cb_photo|cb_hiking|cb_spiritual|cb_scenicbeauty|cb_relax|tb_gen_ans:
WC-1129 WID-1546 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM Comment on DEIS excerpt from VIDEO Siuslaw River Corridor: The video is a pretty interesting view, and shows a striking difference between alternatives. Even though on the map the siuslaw valley under alternative 2 shows a lot af late successional management, the video makes it clear that only scattered fragments of mature forest would exist. NO ACTION is the only choice that is responsible stewardship of our public lands.
WC-1130 WID-1546 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM Comment on DEIS excerpt from Alternative 2: A return to the quick-buck exractive policies of the past. NO%21
WC-1131 WID-630 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM cb_farming|cb_hiking|cb_birdwatching|cb_fulltime|cb_onceamonth|tb_gen_ans: This area surrounds a natural pond%2Fswamp full of wildlife. Many areas are very steep.
WC-1132 WID-1546 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM Comment on DEIS excerpt from No Action: NO ACTION is the right alternative for a balanced, responsible approach to using our public lands.
WC-1133 WID-1558 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM cb_importantspecies|tb_gen_ans: 1%2F8%2F2007%0DBLM %0DWestern Oregon Plan Revision DEISDear BLMI would like to enter my opinions, knowledge, and wishes into the comments for the DEIS. I work in the Dept of Forest Science at OSU administering a program of forest ecology research. I work in the forests of both the Coast Range and Cascades of western Oregon. My job is to measure forest growth and mortality on a network of permanent plots in diverse forest types and ages. The Permanent Study Plot network (PSP) has plots in OR, WA, CA, and CO which we measure every five years. The majority of the plots are on public land in experimental forests, RNA%E2%80%99s, and national parks. Thus we spend a majority of our time in old-growth and other structurally complex forests. My experience in these and in young harvested forests has emphasized the distinction between managed and natural forests. The distinction is emphasized by most of the biotic components in the forest ecosystem. As a botanist and wildlife biologist by training, I have observed the diversity and density of life in the old-growth far more abundant than in young forests. This is scientific fact borne out by numerous findings from research on the subject. I am concerned that the Coast Range in particular is so impacted by management practices on both public and private land that the fragmentation will reach a critical point and diversity and abundance of forest species will drop across the entire range. In the early 1990%E2%80%99s, while working on band-tailed pigeons, we were able to identify BLM land in the Coast Range by virtue of it being the only ownership that had any old-growth left. And those fragments were definitely not abundant. I prefer the no action option as the option with the most preservation of the intact forest ecosystems.Howard Bruner%0DCorvallis, ORPS. Excellent website and interactive map. Please relay my complements to those responsible.
WC-1134 WID-1529 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM Comment on DEIS excerpt from Water Quality: Yamhill Basin Council habitat resoration sites are all downstream from BLM land. "No Action" is the prefered alternative for all the sites.
WC-1135 WID-630 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM tb_gen_ans: Though the OHV Emphasis maps suggest that section 36 will primarily be closed to OHV use, I would suggest that any designated OHV Emphasis area in the vicinity of this area such as Sections 1, 3, 27, 33 will only increase the temptation to trespass into this area. The areas are steep, often snowbound in winter, a long distance from paved roads and part of the Lost Creek Watershed, a year round creek important for the livelihoods of residences further down.
WC-1136 WID-630 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM cb_farming|cb_fulltime|cb_scenicbeauty|tb_gen_ans: Though conceivably there could be public access to this section through and around other sections, it is home to some very pristine areas as well as the site of water collection.
WC-1137 WID-1529 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM Comment on DEIS excerpt from Fish: Yamhill Basin Council Habitat restoration sites are all on streams with coho or steelhead. "No Action" is the best alternative to protect fish populations.
WC-1138 WID-1557 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM tb_1_other: retired|cb_dirtbiking|cb_ohv|cb_spiritual|tb_4_other: Dunn riding|cb_onceamonth|tb_gen_ans:
WC-1139 WID-1546 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM Comment on DEIS excerpt from Alternative 3: The worst alternative of the lot. Supposed to make the others look good by comparison, I guess.
WC-1140 WID-1557 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM tb_1_other: retired|cb_dirtbiking|cb_ohv|cb_onceaweek|tb_gen_ans: We need more places for ATV's we pay a lot of money for rigs campers and suce helps the encmony.
WC-1141 WID-1557 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM tb_1_other: retired|cb_fulltime|cb_spiritual|tb_4_other: ATV yse.|cb_onceaweek|tb_gen_ans:
WC-1142 WID-1558 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM Comment on DEIS excerpt from VIDEO Calapooya Potential Scenic Byway: 1%2F8%2F2007%0DBLM %0DWestern Oregon Plan Revision DEISDear BLMI would like to enter my opinions, knowledge, and wishes into the comments for the DEIS. I work in the Dept of Forest Science at OSU administering a program of forest ecology research. I work in the forests of both the Coast Range and Cascades of western Oregon. My job is to measure forest growth and mortality on a network of permanent plots in diverse forest types and ages. The Permanent Study Plot network (PSP) has plots in OR, WA, CA, and CO which we measure every five years. The majority of the plots are on public land in experimental forests, RNA%E2%80%99s, and national parks. Thus we spend a majority of our time in old-growth and other structurally complex forests. My experience in these and in young harvested forests has emphasized the distinction between managed and natural forests. The distinction is emphasized by most of the biotic components in the forest ecosystem. As a botanist and wildlife biologist by training, I have observed the diversity and density of life in the old-growth far more abundant than in young forests. This is scientific fact borne out by numerous findings from research on the subject. I am concerned that the Coast Range in particular is so impacted by management practices on both public and private land that the fragmentation will reach a critical point and diversity and abundance of forest species will drop across the entire range. In the early 1990%E2%80%99s, while working on band-tailed pigeons, we were able to identify BLM land in the Coast Range by virtue of it being the only ownership that had any old-growth left. And those fragments were definitely not abundant. I prefer the no action option as the option with the most preservation of the intact forest ecosystems.Howard Bruner%0DCorvallis, ORPS. Excellent website and interactive map. Please relay my complements to those responsible.
WC-1143 WID-630 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM cb_fulltime|cb_spiritual|tb_gen_ans: Besides having no clear public access, this area is home to old relics, has recently suffered a major landslide and if not actually within it, is very close to the site of several wildland fires.
WC-1144 WID-1557 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM tb_1_other: retired|cb_dirtbiking|cb_ohv|cb_fulltime|cb_onceaweek|tb_gen_ans: We need ATV areas. Abig family sport and money for the local businesses.
WC-1145 WID-1557 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM tb_1_other: retir3ed|cb_dirtbiking|cb_ohv|tb_4_other: Need places to ride|cb_onceamonth|tb_gen_ans:
WC-1146 WID-1452 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM tb_gen_ans:
WC-1147 WID-1466 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM Comment on DEIS excerpt from Forests: Take a look at the landscape of Kabul, Afghanistan - they used to have trees until Russia came in and Pakistan logged out all of their trees. Do we want Oregon to look like that%3F%3F%3F%3F Trust me, we don't. I lived there for 12 months, saw the flooding and the unending mud in the winter and spring. It is not a pretty site%21%21 The Pacific Northwest is all about forests, streams and wildlife - preserve it while we still can. Go to Canada and log out their trees%21
WC-1148 WID-1484 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM Comment on DEIS excerpt from Areas of Critical Environmental Concern: With your help we can generate some effective and innovative strategies that will guide %0Dour management of western Oregon forests to not only produce products and services for the American people, %0D""but also protect the important Northwest forests and wildlife habitats that make this a great place to live."" By %0Dcontinuing to work together, we can develop policies and practices that best protect public resources and also %0Dcontribute to the social and economic needs of us who use and enjoy these lands. %0Dmy comment being that the statement of the blm %5Babove%5D should the prefered action not some excuse to sell out these lands just for convenience sake%0D
WC-1149 WID-1487 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM Comment on DEIS excerpt from Off-Highway Vehicles: I live in Seattle, WA and frequently visit Oregon to ride dirt motorcycles. I do not support any legislation that will take away shrinking riding areas. I ask that you reconsider your damaging draft.
WC-1150 WID-1497 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM cb_photo|cb_hunting|cb_dirtbiking|cb_hiking|cb_fishing|cb_camping|cb_boating|cb_ohv|cb_fulltime|cb_scenicbeauty|cb_relax|cb_daily
WC-1151 WID-1497 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM Comment on DEIS excerpt from undefined: Have been frequenting all of these areas (and more) for almost 20 years. Being able to bring my children to these areas is one of the many reasons we live here. They have been taught to respect the land and always clean up after themselves when we visit. They will hopefully teach their children the same values. We, who respect the land, should not have to be denied access to our many scenic areas because of those who may not treat the land so well. Yes, we have volunteered and been involved with many "clean-up" days in several of this district's areas, and we will continue to do so.
WC-1152 WID-1511 None Interactive Map 1/8/2008 12:00:00 AM Comment on DEIS excerpt from Fish: The evaluation doesn't include Sea Run Cutthroat which Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife has "no keep" regulations on several watersheds due to the low populations. Seems that Sea run Cutthroat, a hugely important indicator species, are being ignored. In addition native rainbow and redbands are not included on this list.
WC-1153 WID-1459 W-fa5367a7-455c-41ff-b044-3d99a7ed92ad Draft EIS 1/8/2008 12:21:00 AM Having spent numerous years supporting conservation of our wild areas as well as preservation of old growth stands, I find your current plan reactionary and an undoing of years of hard work. I can't help to think this is more about politics rather than either science or economics. I have lived rurally in both the Applegate and in the Greensprings, I have spent numerous hours in the 'woods', and I have witnessed a great deal mismanagement of the wild lands surrounding us. Please find an alternative that is not so radical.
WC-1154 WID-1457 W-248bb6d5-502b-4e74-9c57-90218c510dfb Draft EIS 1/8/2008 2:38:00 AM Thank God for your appeal for help in this planning processs, a blessed opportunity to curtail an immense unnatural disaster; the WOPR- a criminal, immoral, unethical, fraudulent, insidious and deliberate , though meagerly camouflaged tradition to sell public resources to private industry, compiled by selective use of data and references to support a pre-determined preferred outcome while maintaining an appearance of compliance with existing laws and regulations.The BLM, siding with the timber industry favoring short-term economic irrationality over long-term ecological stability and economic potential, has poised itself as the leading obstacle to any perennial, causal, and legal solution, in direct opposition to public interests, true conservationists and Forest defenders who seek souly to treat our Mother Earth with the love and respect she deserves. . The Vision of a habitable planet for future generations requires creating a new alternative for positive change. We cannot continue to follow outdated modes of forest management, such as clear cutting or invalid ideas "sustainable yield", of irrepaceable old growth and finite resources.. Understanding how individuals, organizations, city, state and federal governments are developing capacity to meet the challenges of increasing environmental responsibility is the polar opposite of the strategy employed by the BLM. WOPR at best presents yet another step toward failure. Future generations are thus further compromised and left with less resources and less viable means to address the underlying structural problems. We as a nation and society stand at on the impending brink of peril and environmental catastrophe/ collapse. I am shamed by the nation's primary conservation agency's manipulative plan to destroy what is rightly their job to protect, and aggrieved to no end and the mortal sins being inflicted on our Earth Mother. I believe that many of the people employed by the BLM are truly interested in creating a real alternative, but have been led astray by those insidious interests who conclude to kill our grandchildren to feed their own gaping mouths with an appetite for destruction and insatiable hunger for profit of abhorrent consequence. I appeal to my brothers and sisters and to whomever this may apply to make your voice heard to create a world worthy for our grandchildren to inherit. As our ancient forests are being recklessly plundered and annihilated, just as the perennial wisdom as our Elders- i plea to make your voice heard to stand both in opposition to all alternatives presented and toward a new alternative that is truly in the best interest of us all- a SWOPR to solve western OR public resource management. Let the old ways die and the ancient wisdom return. Moreover may these reflections extend not only to OR lands but to all public lands, and finally to the realization that there is but one true owner of this one land, our Mother Earth. Daniel
WC-1155 WID-1460 W-84ffe3b2-a8f2-4317-a2c6-128bde3ebbab Draft EIS 1/8/2008 4:24:00 AM I strongly oppose this plan. It appears that this plan was written as a gift to the timber industry with little or no regard towards the environmental consequences. I oppose any logging of old growth trees anywhere on public lands. Additionally I strongly oppose any reductions in the buffer areas around streams. Further, I strongly oppose any ease in restrictions on off-road vehicles or ATV's. These are destructive, noisy, and create serious damage wherever they are allowed. I urge those in charge to throw out this new plan as it is a disgrace. One would believe that it was timber company executives that devised this plan. It will damage habitat, harm fish and wildlife, and will hurt tourism and recreation. This is a failed plan. Throw it out and begin again. Thank you. James Box
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WC-1157 WID-1464 W-9891c1a9-cc90-4980-b396-e528c0d3a096 Draft EIS 1/8/2008 7:05:00 AM I'm am very much opposed to the new WOPR plan. Especially the clauses allowing new roads and more ATV/ORV use. No new roads should be built. ATV/ORV use areas should be shrunk because of all the environmental damage caused by the use of these. Thank you. Rick Bronson
WC-1158 WID-1467 W-2f8d2efd-abc2-49bf-9b86-b3320f15a935 Draft EIS 1/8/2008 7:34:00 AM This is the worst thing that could happen to this state. We have already seen the effects of over logging in this state. We all took a stand and this is why we lowered the amount of logging. OUr streams and wildlife are dwindling fast. The Bush administration has already proven themselves as liars and theives. Nothing should be done to increase logging.Untill Bush and his insane administration are either locked up for treason or just voted into oblivion he should be ignored like the looney toon he is. If this administration had it's way, nothing would be left of our country. He would be drilling for oil everywhere. He is an oil bought puppet and a war monger who just wants to rape everything he can for a dollar. The people are no longer a matter for this administration. It's all about the all mighty buck. Bush want two clases of people, the ones who rape us for money and the rest who serve them.He is a traitor to this country. And this is just one more example of how stupid this monkey is.
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WC-1160 WID-1468 W-049a3e02-f2af-441b-b478-5ff2a76da6b5 Draft EIS 1/8/2008 7:43:00 AM When we try to distill the value of life by examining its meaning and purpose, we are never quite satified. But when we experience the woods with our whole bodies--as participants in creation--the value of life becomes indisputable. This is true for hikers and ATV users alike. But the BLM is charged with protecting the globally unique heritage of Oregon's old-growqth forests--and WOPR is utterly incompatible with that goal. WOPR is a shameless ploy to plunder the forests entrusted to us. We owe future generations the defeat of WOPR.
WC-1161 WID-1470 None Web Forum Exit 1/8/2008 7:55:00 AM I am on a highspeed connection using Firefox with the proper encryption. The map displays improperly without scrollbars or arrows to shift the map directionally to find my location.
WC-1162 WID-1473 W-5e0e1a2b-4876-4690-87ef-dec4a8679531 Draft EIS 1/8/2008 8:32:00 AM I am writing to protest the new BLM management plan which would allow clear-cutting to 25 feet from a stream. This would allow erosion into the stream, which would do even more damage to our wild fish. Allowing more logging of the mature trees will also hurt other wildlife in the area. Logging is important to our economy, but not any more important than tourism and recreation. If the forests are managed correctly our economy will be diverse. If you wipe out the fish and wildlife for a quick buck made by clear cutting you will be hurting the economic position for future generations. Please consider a forest plan that is sustainable. Our future generations depend on you making a wise decision now. It would be much better to error on the side of caution than to make the mistake of killing off our fish for a quick economic fish that will most likely be permanent. Thank You, Terry Robinson
WC-1163 WID-1472 W-398f1bd8-f3f2-4129-859a-f14a4a7c75e7 Draft EIS 1/8/2008 8:42:00 AM I would just like to say that I fully support your plan to harvest more timber from BLM lands.Our cities,counties and schools could certainly use some extra money.If we listen to the environmental communtity, all lands will be locked up forever.I just don,t believe locking up our forest from all logging is feasible.Thank you.
WC-1164 WID-1476 W-5394934c-0117-4143-91d2-ddec9b28390c Draft EIS 1/8/2008 8:44:00 AM I see no reason why you shouldn't proceed with your most aggressive plan with just a couple reservations. I am a sportsman and I belive that new logging will increase the deer and Elk herds where you log. It should stimulate the economy and provide a few more jobs. My resevations would the 25 foot buffer. I would like to see that increased to 200 feet. Also I'm sure you intend to close some of the new roads. However you don't mention that. Also I'm sure you plan to use old roads that have grown over. You should let people know that also. Other than that cut it down!!!
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WC-1168 WID-1483 W-7c437100-9497-4ec0-ab25-991593346fc1 Draft EIS 1/8/2008 9:34:00 AM Old growth forests are a national treasure that must be left to our children, not wantonly chopped down at subsidized taxpayer's expense to be sold overseas -- THERE IS NO JUSTIFICATION FOR THIS. THIS IS INSANITY. We already have a multi-TRILLION dollar debt we are passing to our children, not to mention a polluted, degraded, warring world. Why on earth would we rape our forests to make some small group of people a buck?
WC-1169 WID-1471 W-afb0fcd6-271b-432d-ae31-345d1bf1a314 Draft EIS 1/8/2008 9:38:00 AM After reviewing the Draft EIS, attending one of the public sessions, and discussing the plan with friends, collegues, and specialists in several of the appropriate fields, I have concluded that alternative 2 is the best of the proposed alternatives. However; I have many reservations about alternative 2. Aternative 2 doesn't go far enough toward increasing the revenues to counties. Many more dollars could be generated by practiciing more intensive management and still provide adequate protection for other resources. Aternative 2 provides adequate protection for all wildlife species and would improve conditions for many. More sunlight reaching the ground will promote more primary production of food and thus improve conditions for both terrestrial and aquatic species. More intensive management of the landscape, especially greater timber harvest will improve relations with neighboring landowners. More revenue generating activity will lead to more infrastructure imorovement. Better infrastructure will improve access to both public and private land which will contribute to better fire protection for all classes of land. More operations on the land will also result in a larger workforce and more equipment available to fight fires, and deal with other natural and man caused disasters. Alternative 2 provides for more than adequate protection of riparian resources. 100 feet is much wider than necessary for shade on most water. Thanks you for the opportunity to commment. Gary Blanchard
WC-1170 WID-1468 W-20d84f6e-f350-478a-a95c-a88280d0070b Draft EIS 1/8/2008 9:39:00 AM Dear Staff, As a native Oregonian and a long time resident of Southern Oreegon I would like to go on record as supporting ONLY sustainable yield timber practices. It is very clear that clear cut and old growth logging is not supported by the citizens of this region. Our citizens are increasingly people with incomes not related to natural resource extraction and they want to use the public forests for recreation and to know that these forest support fish and wildlife. Please continue to solicit public comment and take it seriously. Sincerely yours Daniel Rowe danjoan@ccountry.net Ashland Oregon
WC-1171 WID-1483 W-7f921eb1-6483-4d3c-9a24-730f8ade6839 Draft EIS 1/8/2008 9:43:00 AM Logging old-growth forests is *by* *definition* unsustainable. We already have reasonable logging regulations; this proposal is an insult to everyone who worked on previous rules. Provisions to protect streams & watersheds, endangered species, property values, and our quality of life are practically absent. This whole plan should be scrapped.
WC-1172 WID-1485 W-5dbb96fe-ebe1-49a4-845f-f89e62fe6ba9 Draft EIS 1/8/2008 9:45:00 AM I think this is a great Idea. The news paper article that I read said that there were hunting groups that were agaisnt the logging, but didnt specify who. I am a member of OHA and the NRA and in my experience more logging creates more vegetaion which means more food and better deer and elk populations. The only true conservationalists are the hunters.
WC-1173 WID-1487 W-1e612dcd-0a53-4324-9742-72bdc5b33e1a Draft EIS 1/8/2008 10:12:00 AM I live in Seattle, WA and frequently visit Oregon to ride dirt motorcycles. I do not support any legislation that will take away shrinking riding areas. I ask that you reconsider your damaging draft.
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WC-1176 WID-1489 W-6b1d846c-2b56-4a2d-90cb-5f7ec4a6b876 Draft EIS 1/8/2008 10:35:00 AM I strongly support the "No Action Alternative". The other alternatives are inadequate to address ecological and climate change concerns. These are public lands and there are a large range of benefits to the citizens of the U.S. and the world. Let's not let the economic concerns of a few dictate how these lands are used. There are now large areas devoted to timber harvest and some riparian buffer and other safeguards that are in place. Leave the current management plan in place. Sincerely, Mark Tilton
WC-1177 WID-1495 W-739623e5-266c-4f4e-81a2-e4806fed04da Draft EIS 1/8/2008 10:54:00 AM Eliminate all future cutting of old growth. Twenty five years ago there probably was a plan which would have worked to include the then existing old growth. In fact as I recall one was put forward for the Lorane to the coast area. Instead the industry demand for higher cut levels doomed that plan. Sorry, but the damage has been done. Now is the time to maximize the harvest from regrowth through forest management. Seneca sawmill put in equipment to handle logs as small as 5" x 8' and for a while we thinned by hand and made a small amount of money improving our stand. Now with prices down and more other timber available they will not buy these small logs at any price. It just doesn't fly with me that we need more supply.
WC-1178 WID-1496 90604b62-427a-4512-85ba-2195ce67c080 Draft EIS 1/8/2008 11:01:00 AM It is imperative that the salvage of our most value timber resources be allowed in all areas under the new plan. This is most important to the health of our local rural communities. Bob Sproul
WC-1179 WID-1490 W-905a4597-bb54-4c57-8d6a-b9e109be3070 Draft EIS 1/8/2008 11:09:00 AM I am in favor of the no-action alternative, with the possible exception of some thinning of small trees and brush to improve overall forest health. As things now stand, the current plan (the Northwest Timber plan put into effect in the late 1990's) has not had enough time to be fully implemented. There is no need to change things; especially no need to increase the logging (i.e., clear-cutting) of our public lands. The BLM needs to be a careful steward of the lands under its jurisdiction. This means that forest health (wildlife habitat, water quality, expansion of native fish runs, etc.) needs to take top priority in any changes in land management. Clear-cutting itself, as proposed in the WOPR alternatives, needs to end, period. We always hear about the "new Forestry" (expanded riparian areas, selective logging, etc.) but never see any examples around here. The BLM could be a leader in implementing more holistic forest practices. I urge you to scrap all of the proposed alternatives, stick with the existing forest plan, and to make any changes only at the watershed level and only with input from the citizens of any affected watershed(s). Thank you.
WC-1180 WID-1494 W-b5d9fecc-8c9d-47cf-95a8-7738ba88fdd4 Draft EIS 1/8/2008 11:20:00 AM I am extremely concerned about BLM's proposed WOPR, which violates federal law and allows timber harvests at the expense of a healthy forest, recreational uses, soil/water health and wildlife/habitat preservation. The timber industry is calling the shots by opposing sustainable logging practices and ignoring the meritorious results of sustainable harvests. If there is a concern for jobs, then the highly mechanical clear-cutting methods are not the way to create them. The use of heavy equipment, helicopters and cranes reduces the need for individual lumberjacks. Sustainable practices that harvest selectively create more jobs for individuals. Furthermore, sustainable forest management will produce both a short-term and long-term supply of timber without compromising the environment and other uses of the forest. The forest can produce an equivalent harvest, as achieved through clear-cutting, if the forest is properly managed. Clear-cutting kills the next generation of trees already growing in the forest understory, and impedes the forest's natural regeneration. Clear-cutting does not mimic forest fires. Forest fires leave some standing live trees where clear-cutting does not. Forest fires do not disturb and destroy the soil where clear-cutting does. Forest fires do not introduce toxic chemicals and pollutants into the forest system where clear-cutting does. Furthermore, the proposed plan revisions fail to meet the requirements of supporting the multiple uses of the forest. Clear-cutting destroys the recreational value of the forest by removing all living trees, destroying the understory and soil quality and devastating wildlife habitat. The proposed plan fails to adequately protect the watersheds, and violates the CWA. Logging without adequate buffers along the waterways compromises water quality and fish habitat. Herbicides and pesticides showered over the forest after a clear-cut run-off into the waterways, pollute the water and kill critical habitat and animals. The proposed plan revisions fail miserably to protect critical habitat of the northern spotted owl, marbled murrelet and other old-growth-dependent species, and violate the Endangered Species Act. Under the proposed action, essential protections of the Northwest Forest Plan are lost. The proposed plan revision ignores the increasing risks of climate change by recklessly removing old-growth trees without regard to carbon sequestration and the consequences of the large-scale release of carbon. For all of these reasons, I strongly oppose the Western Oregon Plan Revision in its current form. This blatant political gifting to the timber industries by the Bush Administration must be stopped. Our Oregon forests cannot be destroyed for the financial gain of a few where reasonable alternatives are available for the legal objectives to be met without devastating the forest! Do the right thing! With hope for a sustainable future, yours, Ann Kneeland
WC-1181 WID-1499 W-16b21d02-6a50-49e5-95b6-4cd70fff0a30 Draft EIS 1/8/2008 11:43:00 AM Thank you for taking my comment. I am extremely concerned about the recent shift to clear cutting that I have noticed. I thought we addressed this ten years ago, but it appears that short term monetary gains are the only concern again. None of the alternatives you provide seem to address all the environmental concerns present in these lands. I am writing to support the "No Action Alternative" until we can get a rational forest management plan on the table. Thank you. -Jon
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WC-1184 WID-1502 W-ee18fce1-3b09-4b66-bbf5-46fb46645295 Draft EIS 1/8/2008 11:53:00 AM I am very disapointed by the anti-conservation direction BLM is taking with this plan. Specifically -- 1. I am opposed to cutting mature forests. 2. Since much of the large trees are in riparian zones, it's transparent that the proposed shrinking of riparian zones is simply a way to log more big timber. 3. The proposed increase off-road vehicle use is one of the dumbest proposals BLM has ever made for Western Oregon. 4. Older, intact forests help to mitigate climate change. From wetter summer hydrology to carbon sequestering. Liquidating more of the remaining coastal old growth is simply contrary to the public interest. This draft plan needs to be withdrawn and reworked to reflect current American needs and values.
WC-1185 WID-1506 W-27181696-fe1d-4412-ac39-0c1ab8094a11 Draft EIS 1/8/2008 11:59:00 AM The logging of Old Growth trees in the Coast Range (and anywhere) is the worst idea you could come up with, short of nuclear holocaust. Those trees and that forest are unique and glorious. NOTHING you can do with the timber is equal to the value of that forest standing intact. NOTHING. The economic benefit of such a misguided endeavor is a flash in the pan. Then the old growth is gone and the boost to the economy is over. That is so stupid I can't stand it. EVERYTHING we do needs to have sustainability at its core. That means long range planning not scouring the land of its magnificent forests until they are so fragmented that wildlife habitat and watersheds are compromised beyond repair. NOTHING you can do with the timber from old growth is equivalent to its value as an intact, standing forest.
WC-1186 WID-1506 None Web Forum Exit 1/8/2008 12:02:00 PM It took me two readings and some side trips to other links to find the public comment link. Certainly you could use the words "Public Comment" in a prominent place with a direct link to signup? Also, a mailing address for public comments still eludes me. It shouldn't be this hard!!!
WC-1187 WID-1509 W-7b707004-8a1b-48c4-9092-1de5007d4ef3 Draft EIS 1/8/2008 12:44:00 PM The No Action Alternative is the only acceptable choice. All other alternatives involve unacceptable degradation of forest and riparian habitat that is likely in violation of federal law. Choice of any alternative except No Action will embroil the agency in lawsuits and in the end impede the timber harvest that it places such a priority upon. The BLM must protect and restore our aquatic ecosystems, including native fish and amphibians. The alternatives fail to do this, and make conditions worse for water quality, fish and wildlife. It is imperative to keep the aquatic protections of the Northwest Forest Plan on BLM lands kept in place. Stephen Bachhuber 10561 SE Idleman Rd. Happy Valley, OR 97086
WC-1188 WID-1510 W-e8fba0c4-a998-41eb-997c-5487f7304f85 Draft EIS 1/8/2008 1:00:00 PM We have been following the news that there is a possibility that off road recreational vehilces on BLM land in particular the Medford district which we believe will effect our quality of live in the area we live in which is Quartz Creek Road, Merlin, Oregon. We strongly oppose for the following reasons. In the past 3 1/2 years that we have lived here we have watched recreational vehicles being towed and driven to BLM areas beyond Quartz Creek Road. In the beginning, there was only a few we would see now and then. However, it has acclerated more and more. Some of the negative impacts are trash on our road has greatly increased. Some vehilces are going way beyond the speed limit. I want to make it clear not all vehicles are speeding. However, more so than not. We are concerned for ourselves and others safety if the BLM approves recreational land use in this area. It is going to effect the enviroment. Another problem is Josephine county does not have adequate protection that normally would fall on the Josephine county sheriff department. The sheriff department has made it clear that non emergency matters will not be a priority or that they can respond to. We live here and enjoy our enviroment and we would hate to see it change from the quiet rural enviroment that exists now. We hope that our views will be heard and understood. Sincerely, Rick & Patsy Villalores Merlin, Oregon
WC-1189 WID-1513 W-24bc6a28-515a-44ba-865a-774176d7df62 Draft EIS 1/8/2008 1:04:00 PM I oppose any and all destruction of Oregon's old growth forests.
WC-1190 WID-988 W-2e8f8db8-c100-453d-a06b-b00d233b687a Draft EIS 1/8/2008 1:05:00 PM I strongly urge a no change approach to current forest management. Building more roads, reducing or creating more marginal buffer zones will barely protect or will damage recreational availability and natural quality of our land. Much more devastating would be the damage that would result to the environment and wildlife habitat. I see the proposed increase of logging as only a source of revenue that does not adhere to scientific and moral preservation of our environment. We should not invade and change what is left of our old growth forests and not use clear cut logging.
WC-1191 WID-1514 b7f3ea91-a400-4ba3-b3dc-d12414daa76a Draft EIS 1/8/2008 1:09:00 PM To whom it may concern, Please, please consider reversing your plans involving Old Growth timber harvesting! I have lived and worked in "the woods" for many years. I have watched very closely. What counts is what we do with what's left of our Old Growth legacy. Don't cut it, - - - please! Sincerely, Roy Meddings
WC-1192 WID-1515 W-4296d846-8155-4ff3-8bdb-90926b0f17cf Draft EIS 1/8/2008 1:12:00 PM I am a fly-fishing guide living in Talent, OR. I fish the Rogue, Chetco and Umpqua Rivers primarily. Timber production is vital to the region's and state's economies, as is fishing and other recreational activities. I feel alternative 2 does not do enough to protect the sensitive ecological areas near the rivers and streams which will be affected by Alternative 2. I think it is vital that more is done to study the negative consequences any logging will do near the waterways. I think sustainable logging and timber production can be accomplished through thinning, and older stands should be left alone. Focusing on thinning and fuel reduction will still allow the BLM to meet timber goals established in the Northwest Forest Plan. Thank you, Mike Nelson, Fishing Guide Talent
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WC-1194 WID-1512 W-5a72b74a-2636-4256-8297-360ddbe24ef5 Draft EIS 1/8/2008 1:27:00 PM Dear BLm, I have lived in Josephine Co. since 1972 on 40 acres adjacent to BLM land ( Sec. 29 Range 7 WWM . Ever since I moved here I have heard over and over again the assertion by the timber industry that trees are America's renewable resource and that they are being planted as fast as they are harvested. If this is so why can't the industry and the BLM start managing the 2nd and 3rd growth forests for harvesting and leave the few remaining old growth trees? A brief look at the plots that were clearcut adjacent to 2 sides of my property demonstrates the failure of management. Both units were clearcut in the early eighties and numerous attempts were made to replant. Now both areas are dominated by small brushy hardwoods and the few conifers that are doing well are trees that came back by natural seeding. Almost all the trees that were planted by contract crews are stunted and overwhelmed by various brush and hardwood. It is easy to tell the difference because the replant trees all had protective plastic mesh put around them ( which in itself is an eyesore. There were at least 3 separate attempts to replant. It will be a very long time before Douglas firs are the dominant species again. Also the old growth trees serve as a tremendous reservois of carbon. It would seem the county and BLM could become involved in being compensated for that carbon storage considering the huge interest in trading internationally in the carbon credit business. Lastly the sawlogs and jobs created by cutting the remaining old growth would only last a brief time and the trees that provide important wildlife habitat, erosion protection, and are vital to our watersheds, would not come back for hundreds of years. So please do not cut our few precious remaining old growth forests. In regard to ORV's I think it would generate unwanted noise pollution, spread fungus and disease, and cause vandalism. I have a right of way for a gravity fed water system on BLM land behind my house on sec. 29 WWM and the system has twice been vandalised. I am concerned that opening up the area to increased ORV use would put my water system at furthur risk. Every person on my road I have spoken with feels the same way about ORV use even if some are not opposed to increased timber harvesting. Thak You, Gene Vogel
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WC-1197 WID-1523 W-f0daa398-0e34-4f1b-97ad-a03402349411 Draft EIS 1/8/2008 1:50:00 PM The Draft EIS states that under all alternatives there would be an increase in the amount of marbled murrelet habitat from the present 373,000 acres to the year 2016 (439,000 acres in the preferred Alternative 2, (same in Alt. 3), to 620,000 acres in Alt. 1 and 715,000 under the No Action. However, in the nearer term (50 years) Alts. 2 and 3 differ from the others, in that there would be a decrease in MM habitat (14 to 16%). Even if one accepts the numbers for the ultimate increase in MM habitat, the EIS fails to consider that the initial decrease in MM habitat can lead to population declines or extirpation of the species from the affected forests or regions, so that the projected future increase in habitat will be of no benefit to the species. The long-term benefit cited is misleading and speculative.
WC-1198 WID-1520 W-8ac05f23-e22f-41c1-b42c-f51ba70a434f Draft EIS 1/8/2008 1:56:00 PM Dear BLM managers, I am a relatively new resident of Oregon (3 years). I grew up in Wisconsin and have lived most recently in central Illinois. I mention these two states to provide a bit context for my comments. Wisconsin was at one time similar to Oregon in that it was what you would call a "timber state." Those days are long gone and all that remains are the stories. There are no more "old growth" stands in Wisconsin. The entire state has been "logged out." I'm commenting on the WOPR because I don't want to see Oregon go down the same road that Wisconsin did over one hundred years ago. I don't think there is one resident of Wisconsin today that doesn't wish that the state had put on the breaks before all the old forests were gone. In Oregon today we have the benefit of ecological science and environmental concsiousness. I know that our understanding and knowledge of forest and watershed science is rudimentary at best. I have watched closely the recent debates about post-fire logging in Oregon and it seems clear that the forestry science is in its infancy. The fact that there is so little scientific consensus on how to manage our forests persuades me that we would be most wise to act conservatively with regard to the "old growth" stands that remain in Western Oregon. Therefore, I am urging you to adopt the "No Change" alternative proposed in the WOPR. Even a child understands that when ignorance abounds, it is most wise to slow down and move cautiously so as not to destroy that which can never be replaced. I implore you to please preserve the "old growth" forests until the science catches up with our ability to destroy what can never be replaced. Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the WOPR. Sincerely, R. Will Ashton
WC-1199 WID-1526 U-dc52e030-355c-4b24-99ab-d99067f35e8c Draft EIS 1/8/2008 2:05:00 PM I. Do away with Site Potential Tree Height Site Potential Tree Height is pseudo-scientific fraud. It does not exist. There is no such phenomenon. The concept cannot be measured. It is not a metric. The BLM might as well use 400 frog hops, or 37.4 watermelon seed spits. SPTH was made up out of thin air during the secret, invitation-only, public-excluded meetings following the Clinton Timber Summit of 1993. SPTH appears nowhere in forestry or forest science literature prior to those meetings. SPTH had never been measured or correlated to riparian conditions, because the concept did not exist. SPTH had never even been thought of, let alone studied. And it hasn´t been studied since, either. There are still zero scientific reports of studies on SPTH. None, zip, nada. It´s not science. It sounds like science, but it most assuredly is not. As a result, 85 percent of Federal forest was set aside in "riparian zones". In effect, most Federal forest in the Pacific Northwest has been dedicated to catastrophic fire, based on an out-and-out scientific fraud. SPTH is voodoo forestry. SPTH is destroying forests. It´s a fake concept, it cannot be measured, and yet it is used as the most important yardstick in forest planning in Oregon, Washington, and California. Bogus frauds make for improper and unworkable guidelines. It is time to bury this bogosity.
WC-1200 WID-1526 W-7fe9e075-2101-4201-9118-ac0d6cb4db5e Draft EIS 1/8/2008 2:06:00 PM II. Do away with "shade" restrictions Like SPTH, shade cannot be measured with any degree of accuracy. In fact, "shade" cannot be defined, or else is subject to a dozen different definitions. No study ever in history has found that sunlight warms streams, or that shade prevents that warming. That's because the alleged phenomenon DOESN'T EXIST. Water reflects sunlight. Steams are warmed (or cooled) by ambient air temperatures. Stream flow rate is also a statistically significant factor. But "shade," no matter how it's "measured," has never been found to have a stastically significant effect on stream temps. Bogus frauds make for improper and unworkable guidelines. It is time to bury this bogosity.
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