Klamath Falls Record of Decision and Resource Management Plan

Klamath Falls Record of Decision

Klamath Falls District Resource Management Plan Table of Contents:

- Tables

- Maps

- Appendices

Relationship of the Resource Management Plan to BLM Policies, Programs, and Other Plans


The BLM in Oregon is developing five other resource management plans concurrently with the development of this one. Together, the six resource management plans cover all BLM-administered lands in western Oregon. Some lands administered by the Medford District to the west in Oregon and the Ukiah District to the south in California are adjacent to lands addressed in the Klamath Falls Resource Area plan. Management of certain resources or administrative features, such as watersheds and road networks, in these districts is shared with the Klamath Falls Resource Area. Coordination and cooperation for management of these lands is occurring in the planning process.

The draft Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement was supplemented by the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. The Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Record of Decision, signed jointly by the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture, requires the Bureau to incorporate the land-use allocations and standards and guidelines in that decision in the Bureau's Resource Management Plans for western Oregon. The resource management plan is intended to be consistent with the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Record of Decision; any apparent inconsistencies are oversights or misinterpretations of Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Record of Decision language. The Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement describes the environmental impacts which arise from those directions. This resource management plan incorporates the analysis in that Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement.

This Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement incorporates by reference the following records of decision:

  • Northwest Area Noxious Weed Control Program
  • Western Oregon - Management of Competing Vegetation Program
  • Pacific Yew management program
  • Animal Damage Control Program

This Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement incorporates by reference the analyses and decisions made in the following documents:

  • The 1993 Klamath Falls Resource Area Integrated Pest Control Plan and Environmental Assessment
  • The Klamath Falls Resource Area 1993 Gopher Control Environmental Assessment
  • The 1994 Klamath Falls Resource Area Fire Management Environmental Assessment
  • The 1987 Programmatic Final Environmental Impact Statement on Grasshopper Control
  • The 1993 Grasshopper Control Environmental Assessment covering Lake and Klamath Counties.
  • The 1989 Lakeview District Animal Damage Control Environmental Assessment (which should be replaced by the Environmental Assessment Wildlife Damage Management in the Roseburg Animal Damage Control District in Southwest Oregon, with the BLM as a cooperator)

The BLM's Final Oregon Wilderness Environmental Impact Statement, published in December 1989, addresses the Mountain Lakes Wilderness Study Area in the Klamath Falls Resource Area, and will lead to recommendations to Congress regarding designation of these areas. Pending Congressional action, the wilderness values in this area will be protected. This Resource Management Plan provides for management of these wilderness study areas should the Congress choose not to designate them as wilderness.

Any finding made in the record of decision for this Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement that certain river segments studied herein are suitable for designation under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, will be a preliminary administrative finding. It will receive further review and possible modification by the Director of the BLM; Secretary of the Interior; or the President of the United States. Final decisions have been reserved by Congress unless the Governor nominates a river to the Secretary of the Interior, who may then decide to designate it. In May 1993, the Governor of Oregon petitioned the Secretary of the Interior to designate the upper Klamath River.