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Cline Buttes Recreation Area Planning Oregon/Washington BLM



Cline Buttes Recreation Area Planning

Upper Deschutes Resource Management Plan (UDRMP)

Cline Buttes photo

The UDRMP (2005) provides a set of management goals for BLM-administered lands in Central Oregon, including the Cline Buttes Recreation Area (CBRA). The plan recognized the issues related to increasing population, conflicts from overlapping recreation uses, and the impacts of unmanaged use on wildlife habitat and other resources.

In the Cline Buttes Recreation Area, the UDRMP specifically identified the need to create trail systems for both motorized and non-motorized use that worked around protection measures for the Peck's Milkvetch and Tumalo Canal Areas of Critical Environmental Concern.

For more information on the Upper Deschutes Resource Management Plan, click here.

Cline Butte Recreation Area Plan

The Cline Buttes Recreation Area Plan took the broad goals in the UDRMP and identified roads, trails and vegetation management actions to implement in the area. The CBRA is unique in that it provides for a wide variety of trail uses, but separates much of this use out by trail or by area.

Key decisions in the CBRA Plan include recreation use direction for the following areas:

  • Lands east of Barr Road will be managed for non-motorized trail use
  • Lands west of Barr Road managed for a variety of trail uses, including
    • The Southern end of the CBRA managed for shared, non-motorized trail use
    • A portion of the canyons at the west end of the CBRA managed for motorized, with another portion managed for non-motorized use
  • Lands north of State Highway 126 managed for OHV use, except for Deep Canyon
  • Motorized use, mountain bike, and equestrian use will be limited to designated roads and trail systems
  • The allowable decibel level for OHV use was lowered

The CBRA Environmental Assessment, Decision Record and Alternative Maps are available here.

The following maps show decisions on trails, roads, and rights-of-way roads. In many cases, new facilities are not yet built. Please observe all posted regulations and continue to check back for updates and revised maps: