Western Oregon Draft RMP/EIS
BLM is in the process of revising the RMPs for western Oregon. These 2.5 million acres have an important role to the social, economic, and ecological well-being of western Oregon, as well as to the greater American public. On April 24, 2015, the BLM announced the release of the Draft RMP/EIS. The comment period is open for 90 days, until July 23, 2015.
- Table of Contents (PDF) (1 MB)
- Volume 1 (PDF) (99 MB)
- Volume 2 (PDF) (66 MB)
- Volume 3 (PDF) (56 MB) contains Appendices A through I.
- Volume 4 (PDF) (77 MB) contains Appendices J through S.
Vol 1 Presents Chapters 1 and 2, and the first part of Chapter 3. Chapter 1 presents the purpose and need for this RMP revision and the guidance for the development of the action alternatives. Chapter 1 presents a discussion of the major authorizing laws and regulations that affect management of the BLM-administered lands in the planning area. Chapter 2 describes the No Action alternative and the action alternatives that are analyzed in detail, including identification of the preferred alternative. This chapter also discusses alternatives that the BLM considered but did not analyze in detail. Finally, this chapter presents a comparison of the alternatives, including summaries of key features of the alternatives and key impacts of the alternatives. Chapter 3 describes the environment that the RMPs are likely to affect and the environmental consequences of the alternatives. Although many EISs present the affected environment and environmental consequences in separate chapters, the BLM has combined these two topics into this single chapter to provide all of the relevant information on a resource in a single discussion.
- Reader's Guide, Summary, Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF) (905 KB)
- Chapter 2 - Alternatives (PDF) (3.4 MB)
- Chapter 3 - AE&EC - Air Quality (PDF) (847 KB)
- Chapter 3 - AE&EC - Climate Change, Cultural and Paleontological Resources (PDF) (355 KB)
- Chapter 3 - AE&EC - Fire and Fuels, Fisheries (PDF) (955 KB)
- Chapter 3 - AE&EC - Forest Management, Hydrology (PDF) (1.3 MB)
- Chapter 3 - AE&EC - Invasive Species, Lands and Realty, Lands with Wilderness Characteristics, Livestock Grazing (PDF) (3.3 MB)
- Chapter 3 - AE&EC - Minerals, National Trails System, Rare Plants and Fungi (PDF) (6.2 MB)
Volume 2 presents the second part of Chapter 3, Chapter 4, and an index. Chapter 4 describes the public involvement and collaboration that occurred during the preparation of this Draft RMP/EIS. That collaboration includes government-to-government relationships with tribes, formal cooperators in the planning process, and consultation with other agencies. This chapter also includes a list of staff involved in the RMPs for Western Oregon.
- Chapter 3 - AE&EC - Recreation and Visitors Services (PDF) (4.8 MB)
- Chapter 3 - AE&EC - Socioeconomics (PDF) (8.9 MB)
- Chapter 3 - AE&EC - Soil Resources, Sustainable Energy, Trails and Travel Management (PDF) (3.5 MB)
- Chapter 3 - AE&EC - Tribal Interests, Visual Resource Management (PDF) (3.2 MB)
- Chapter 3 - AE&EC - Wildlife (PDF) (12.7 MB)
- Chapter 3 - AE&EC - Wild Horses, Wild and Scenic Rivers, Chapter 4, Glossary, Index (PDF) (3.5 MB)
- Appendix A- Major legal authorities (PDF) (27 MB)
- Appendix B- Management objectives and direction (PDF) (374 KB)
- Appendix C -Vegetation modeling (PDF) (1.2 MB)
- Appendix D- Modeling large stochastic wildfires and fire severity within the range of the northern spotted owl (PDF) (1.1 MB)
- Appendix E - Air quality detailed analysis methods (PDF) (75 KB)
- Appendix F - Areas of critical environmental concern (PDF) (7.2 MB)Map F-1 - ACEC locations (Map F-1 showing ACEC locations was inadvertently omitted from Appendix F of the Draft RMP/EIS and is provided here)
- Appendix G - Climate Change (PDF) (119 KB)
- Appendix H - Fire and fuels (PDF) (1.1 MB)
- Appendix I - Best Management Practices (PDF) (5.6 MB)
- Appendix J - Lands and Realty (PDF) (33 MB)
- Appendix K - Livestock Grazing (PDF) (1.8 MB)
- Appendix L - Energy and Minerals (PDF) (109 KB)
- Appendix M - Special Status Species - Botany (PDF) (4.2 MB)
- Appendix N - Recreation (PDF) (1.2 MB)
- Appendix O - Socioeconomics (PDF) (12 MB)
- Appendix P - Off-highway Vehicle Management Guidelines (PDF) (1.41 MB)
- Appendix Q - Tribal (PDF) (1 MB)
- Appendix R - Other Wildlife- not northern spotted owl (PDF) (2.3 MB)
- Appendix S - Northern Spotted Owl (PDF) (9.1 MB)
Recreation Management Area Frameworks
Recreation Management Area (RMA) frameworks have been developed for each proposed RMA in the draft Environmental Impact Statement for western Oregon. These frameworks identify the key elements of proposed recreation areas so that the public can have a clear understanding of the targeted recreation activities, experiences, benefits, outcomes, allowable use activities and management actions associated with each area. RMA frameworks are broken out by Districts and can be accessed at the following links.
- Recreation Management Area Index (PDF) 265 KB
- Coos Bay (ZIP) 1.5 MB
- Eugene (ZIP) 2.5 MB
- Klamath Falls (ZIP) 1.5 MB
- Medford (ZIP) 6.5 MB
- Roseburg (ZIP) 2.5 MB
- Salem (ZIP) 4.5 MB
Western Oregon Recreation Scarcity Analysis
ECONorthwest conducted a recreation scarcity report too better inform the BLM about the current outdoor recreation opportunities in western Oregon and to assess the current demands and scarcity for activity specific recreation within the western Oregon RMP planning area. The report highlights the areas and types of recreation experiencing the greatest scarcity.
- NW Report (PDF) 7 MB