Oregon Vegetation Treatments Record of Decision

Along Snake River at Kniesel, a rancher viewing vast stands of medusahead. (photographer: Jerry Asher)

Along Snake River at Kniesel, a rancher viewing vast expanse of medusahead.
(photographer: Jerry Asher)

Record of Decision (ROD) Released

On October 1, 2010, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Oregon State Office released the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Vegetation Treatments Using Herbicides on BLM Lands in Oregon Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Pending site specific National Environmental Policy Act analysis at the District level, this programmatic, statewide decision expands the number of herbicides available for use by Oregon BLM Districts and expands herbicide use beyond noxious weed treatments to include: the treatment of all invasive plants; the control of pests and diseases; the control of native vegetation to achieve habitat goals specified in interagency conservation Strategies for Federally-listed and other Special Status species. The ROD selects a slightly modified version of Alternative 4 as described in the Final EIS and allows for the use of 17 herbicides east of the Cascades and 14 herbicides west of the Cascades.

Copies of the Record Of Decision, Final EIS, Draft EIS, and Draft Summary can be downloaded on the documents page.

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