South Fork Little Butte Forest Management Project
Welcome to the South Fork Little Butte (SFLB) Forest Management Project. This site is intended to provide you with up-to-date information on the planning process and how you can be involved.
What Is the BLM Proposing?
The Medford District's Ashland Resource Area is proposing to conduct forest management and watershed restoration activities on matrix lands in the South Fork Little Butte Creek sub-watershed of the Little Butte Creek watershed. Outreach for this project began in the spring of 2014.
The 35,380-acre South Fork Little Butte Creek planning area, located in southern Oregon, lies east of Medford between Highway 140 and Dead Indian Memorial Highway. Land ownership in the planning area is intermixed, with the BLM managing approximately 18,000 acres or about 51 percent of lands in the planning area.
The purpose of this project is to:
- Ensure sustainable forest production, and the renewable resources they provide, by managing forests to improve conifer forest vigor and growth;
- Provide forest products from Matrix land allocations in accordance with the direction in the Medford District's Resource Management Plan;
- Maintain a transportation system within the planning area that serves the management of resource program areas including timber management in an environmentally sound manner.
For more information about this project, please view the following resources:
- Project Timeline (PDF)
- Environmental Assessment (PDF)
- Scoping Letter (PDF)
- Recommended Reading
How You Can Be Involved
BLM_OR_MD_Mail@blm.gov (please specify "SFLB Project" in the subject line)
Mail or in PersonBureau of Land Management
Medford District Office
Ashland Resource Area
3040 Biddle Road
Medford, OR 97504
TelephoneAshland Resource Area Field Manager