Coos Bay Record of Decision and Resource Management Plan

Acronyms and Abbreviations

Coos Bay Record of Decision

Coos Bay District Resource Management Plan Table of Contents:

- Tables

- Figures

- Maps

- Appendices

Appendix A. Summary of Land Use Allocations and Management Actions/Direction

(Note: detailed management direction is described in the Resource Management Plan)


Major Land Allocations

Acres 1

Congressional Reserves 600
Late-Successional Reserves 136,800
District Defined Reserves 2 20,400
Riparian Reserves 89,600
General Forest Management Area 55,300
Connectivity/Diversity Blocks 6,600
Total 309,300
1 Allocations do not have any overlapping designations.  
2 District Defined Reserves include areas designated for Special Management Areas, Existing or Potential Recreation Sites/Areas, TPCC Unavailable Lands, and Threatened and Endangered Species Habitat.  

Water Quality and Riparian Zones


Riparian Reserves 3 203,200
3 Riparian Reserves occur within all other land use allocations.  

Old-Growth and Mature Forest Habitat


Management Decision:
Manage 43 percent of the land as Late-Successional Reserves and 2 percent as Connectivity/Diversity Blocks.
Areas managed for retention and development of older forest stands 4 247,400
Areas managed for maintenance of older forest characteristics 5 6,600
Acres of older forest retained at the end of the decade 6 114,000
4 Includes Late-Successional Reserves, Riparian Reserves, and other lands not available for timber harvest.  
5 Connectivity/Diversity Blocks.  
6 Forest stands 100 years and older.  



Forest Management Allocations (acres of commercial forest land)  
General Forest Management Area, intensive management 55,300
Connectivity/Diversity Blocks, restricted management 6,600
Enhancement of Other Uses or Not Available 247,400
Practices (assumed average annual acres for first decade)  
Regeneration Harvest 580
Commercial thinning/density management harvest 610
Site Preparation  
  Prescribed Fire 760
  Other 100
Stand Maintenance/Protection 6,400
Release/Precommercial thinning 3,480
Brushfield/Hardwood Conversion 120
  Regular Stock 220
  Genetically-selected Stock 540
Fertilization 1,200
Pruning 870
New Road construction: (18.6 miles)  
New Road construction: (acres) 100
Allowable Sale Quantity 7 (MMCF) 5.3
Allowable Sale Quantity 7 (MMBF) 32
Miscellaneous volume 8 (MMCF) 0.8
Miscellaneous volume 8 (MMBF) 5
7 Based on coniferous volume only.  
8 Volume harvested from Late-Successional Reservess, Riparian Reserves, District Defined Reserves, and hardwoods.  
Special Status Species Including Threatened and Endangered Species Habitat Acres
Management Decision:
Manage habitats of Federal listed, Federal Candidate, State-listed, Bureau sensitive, and SEIS Special Attention Species on all BLM-administered lands.
Acres managed so as not to contribute to need to list. 329,600

Wildlife (including Fisheries) Habitat

Special habitat buffer width (feet) 100-300
Fish habitat improvement (miles) 40
Forage seeding (acres/year) 290

Special Areas

Retain Existing RNA/ACECs  
  Number 1
  Acres 570
Retain Other Existing ACECs  
  Number 1
  Acres 880
Designate Other new ACECs  
  Number 9
  Acres 7,950
Designate New RNA/ACECs  
  Number 0
  Acres 0
Retain Existing Environmental Education Areas  
  Number 1
  Acres 70
Total RNA/ACECs  
  Number 1
  Acres 570
Total Other RNA/ACECs  
  Number 10
  Acres 8,830

Recreation Resource

Recreation Sites  
    Number of sites 12
    Acres 1,655
    Number of sites 12
    Acres 410
County Parks on BLM-administered land
  Recreation Sites    
    Number of sites 6
    Acres 650
Trails Maintained  
    Number of trails 4
    Miles 4
    Number of trails 8
    Miles 38-52
Special Recreation Management Areas  
    Number of sites 4
    Acres 3,700
    Number of sites 3
    Acres 25,700
Back Country Byways  
  Number of roads 5
  Miles of road 155
Acres open to OHV use 80
Acres OHV limited to Designated Roads and Trails 326,600
Acres closed to OHV use 3,000
Miles of Road Open 830-1,360
Miles of Road Closed 205-735

Wild and Scenic Rivers

River segments found suitable for designation as:
    Number of segments 0
    Miles 0
    Number of segments 0
    Miles 0
    Number of segments 0
    Miles 0

Visual Resources

Management Decision:
Manage Congressionally designated areas as VRM Class I. Manage available forest land as inventoried within 0.25 mile of recreation sites, and state and federal highways. Manage other available forest land as VRM Class IV. Manage all other land as inventoried.
Manage as VRM Class I 600
Manage as VRM Class II 6,600
Manage as VRM Class III 14,700
Manage as VRM Class IV 307,700

Land Tenure


Management Decision:
Make exchanges within zones 2 and 3 that would enhance management opportunities to benefit one or more resource values. Sell PD lands and O&C or CBWR lands in zone 3 that meet criteria of FLPMA Section 203(a). Consider R&PP leases to provide public facilities or services.
Identified for retention (Zone 1) 4,600
Potentially eligible for exchange only (Zone 2) 324,000
Potentially eligible for sale or exchange (Zone 3) 1,100



Right-of-Way Avoidance Areas 146,700
Right-of-Way Exclusion Areas 600

Energy and Minerals Management


Available for oil and gas and geothermal leasing 328,000
Closed to oil and gas and geothermal leasing 1,600
Open to mining claim location and operation 317,100
Closed to mining location 12,500
Open to saleable mineral development 311,900
Closed to saleable mineral development 15,300

Rural Interface Management


Areas considered for alternative management practices 2,100
Areas where clearcutting, aerial herbicide, and prescribed burning are excluded 0
Areas managed for VRM Class II objectives 0
Areas managed for VRM Class III objectives 2,100