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ACEC Existing - Medford Oregon/Washington BLM

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

ACEC Existing - Medford

ACEC Existing - Medford District
ACEC Name Acres Designation/
Nomination Values
Meets Relevance Meets Importance ACEC Recommendation Rationale
Baker Cypress 10 Rare Baker's Cypress
stand, cultural, scenic, and educational
Yes Yes Recommend for further
analysis.
Most northerly patch
of rare Baker's cypress; very small area.
Bobby Creek RNA 2,130 Natural systems, rare
plants, Western hemlock, tan oak, Port Orford Cedar communities, wildlife,
and reference watershed (hydrology)
Yes Yes Recommend for further
analysis.
Hydrology reference
watershed (gauging station), intact, uninfected, reference Port Orford
Cedar stands, natural systems, unique natural heritage cell, owl core, and
wildlife values.
Brewer Spruce RNA 1,774 Natural systems, Port
Orford cedar, Brewer's Spruce, Alaska Yellow cedar communities, and
wildlife
Yes Yes Recommend for further
analysis.
Natural systems,
unique Port Orford Cedar (POC) heritage cells with Alaska yellow cedar,
wildlife values.  Most resistant and uninfected stands of POC known.
Critical seed improvement collection area for POC, POC core area
identified in POC FEIS (Kerby Peak), late-successional reference area.
Crooks Creek 147 Natural systems,
Douglas-fir, tanoak, limestone caves, and wildlife
Yes Yes Recommend for further analysis. Limestone caves and
wildlife values.
Eight Dollar Mountain 1,247 Darlingtonia wetlands,
and serpentine rare plants
Yes Yes Recommend for further analysis. Darlingtonia fens, rare plants.
French Flat 656 Serpentine communities
and rare plant
Yes Yes Recommend for further analysis. Endangered plants in
open meadows, and rare serpentine plants.
Greyback Glade RNA 1,069 Natural systems, White fir and Port Orford communities, alder glades,
and lakel
Yes Yes Recommend for further analysis. Natural systems, unique heritage cell, wildlife values, late-
successional reference stands of intact Port Orford Cedar communities,
alder.
Hole in the Rock 63 Geological and scenic Yes Yes Recommend for further analysis. Unique geologic
feature.
Holton Creek RNA 423 Scenic values, natural
systems, Douglas-fir and White fir communities
Yes Yes Recommend for further analysis. Natural systems,
reference research site for low elevation white fir communities, unique
heritage cell, scenic, and wildlife values.
Hoxie Creek 225 Natural systems, White
fir communities, wildlife (bald eagle, ESA-listed species), scenic &
recreational
Yes Yes Natural systems and wildlife values Natural system, relict
remnant of old-growth white fir, bald eagle nest, high recreation use from
adjacent Howard Prairie Lake.
Iron Creek 286 Natural systems,
Douglas-fir, Madrone, black oak communities, and wildlife
Yes No Dropped from consideration. Not unique, only of
local significance.
Jenny Creek 966 Natural systems, fish, wildlife, and botanical Yes Yes Dropped from consideration. Addressed in the
Cascade Siskiyou National Monument RMP.
Lost Lake RNA 384 Natural systems, natural heritage cell, lake and mixed conifer communities, scenic waterfall Yes Yes Recommend for further analysis. Unique heritage cell, low elevation natural lake, owl cores, sensitive turtles, scenic values.
Moon Prairie 91 Natural systems,
Douglas-fir, white fir, Sugar Pine, Pacific Yew communities, and wildlife
Yes Yes Recommend for further analysis. Old-growth forest
reference stand; Small relict remnant late-successional island.
North Fork Silver
Creek RNA
499 Natural systems, rare plants, Douglas fir, Sugar Pine and White fir, and  serpentine communities Yes Yes Recommend for further
analysis.
Research area for
burned area recovery, existing fire monitoring, natural heritage cell in
an earlier successional state, serpentine rare plants.
Old Baldy RNA 166 Natural systems, White fir, Shasta red fir, Pacific Silver fir, White pine, and high elevation chaparral communities Yes Yes Recommend for further
analysis.
A joint ACEC with
Klamath Falls.
Oregon Gulch RNA 1,047 Natural systems, dry mixed conifer and chaparral communities,
endangered and rare plants
Yes Yes Recommend for further analysis. Redesignated in the Cascade Siskiyou National Monument RMP.
Pilot Rock 544 Natural systems,
botanical, fish, and wildlife
Yes Yes Dropped from
consideration.
Addressed in the
Cascade Siskiyou Nation.al Monument RMP.
Pipe Fork RNA 529 Natural systems, Port Orford cedar, Douglas-fir, white fir, tan oak
communities, and rare plants
Yes Yes Recommend for further analysis. Existing RNA. Important Port Orford Cedar (POC)  reference site,
eastern extent of the species range, un-infected stands, identified POC
core in the POC FEIS, POC natural heritage plant community cells, rare
plants, hydrology reference watershed (gauging station), owl cores.
Poverty Flat 29 Vernal pools, rare
plants
Yes Yes Recommend for further analysis. Vernal pool systems;
rare plants.
River Canyon 491 Roadless, mature old-growth canyon, wildlife connectivity, owls, and historic ditch No No Dropped from consideration. Roadless character is not a relevance criterion for ACEC designation. "Old Growth Canyon," wildlife connectivity, and owls is not unique or beyond local significance.
Rough and Ready 1,164 Serpentine communities and rare plants Yes Yes Recommend for further analysis. Rare plants in serpentine alluvium and chaparral, knobcone and Jeffery
pine.
Round Top Butte RNA 604 Natural systems, vernal pools, Ponderosa pine, oak woodland and
grassland communities
Yes Yes Recommend for further analysis. Existing RNA. vernal pool systems, rare plants, grasslands, chaparral,
managed in conjunction with the adjacent Nature Conservancy lands.
Scotch Creek RNA 1,797 Natural systems, Brewer's oak and rosaceous chaparral communities Yes Yes Recommend for further analysis. Existing RNA. Redesignated in the Cascade Siskiyou National Monument
RMP..
Sterling Mine Ditch 141 Cultural and
recreational
Yes Yes Recommend for further analysis. Narrow width (60
feet); cultural sites; well used trail by the public.
Table Rocks
Outstanding Natural Area (ONA)
1,240 Unique geology, rare
plants, scenic, cultural and educational
Yes Yes Recommend for further analysis. Existing ONA. Vernal
pool systems, Threatened fairy shrimp; rare plants.
Tin Cup 84 Natural systems, White fir communities, and wildlife Yes Yes Recommend for further analysis. Natural system, Relict remnant of old-growth white fir stand,
wildlife, owl Critical Habitat Unit.
Woodcock Bog RNA 280 Darlingtonia wetlands, and  serpentine rare plants Yes Yes Recommend for further analysis. Existing RNA. Darlingtonia fens, serpentine rare plants.