U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Records of Decision

A Record of Decision (ROD) is the final step of the NEPA process. The ROD is a document that states:

  • What the decision is;
  • Identifies the alternatives considered, including the environmentally preferred alternative;
  • Discusses mitigation plans, including any enforcement and monitoring commitments.

In the ROD, the agency discusses all factors, including any considerations of national policy, that were contemplated when it reached its decision on whether to, and if so how to, proceed with the proposed action. The ROD also discusses if all practical means to avoid or minimize environmental harm have been adopted, and if not, why they were not.

For the RMPs for Western Oregon, the BLM has signed two RODs: one that focuses on the portion of the planning area predominately characterized by moist forest (the "Northwestern and Coastal Oregon ROD/RMP") and one that focuses on the portion of the planning area predominately characterized by dry forest (the "Southwestern Oregon ROD/RMP"). This decision was made to better address the economic and ecologic differences between forest types in Oregon. The Northwestern and Coastal Oregon ROD/RMP includes the Salem, Eugene, and Coos Bay Districts, and Swiftwater Field Office of the Roseburg District. The Southwestern Oregon ROD/RMP includes the Medford District, South River Field Office of the Roseburg District, and the Klamath Falls Field Office in the Lakeview District.

The RODs each contain a Rationale for the Decision, provide an ASQ Declaration, describe how the BLM will transition to the new plan, and outline direction for mitigation, plan monitoring, and evaluation.

Northwestern and Coastal Oregon ROD/RMP (116 MB)
(ROD/RMP also available at a reduced file size) (89 MB)

Southwestern Oregon ROD/RMP (59 MB)
(ROD/RMP also available at a reduced file size) (28 MB)