Table of Contents

Record of Decision


The Resource Management Plan

The Planning Area   2
Purpose and Need for the Action   2
Relationship of the Resource Management Plan to BLM Policies, Programs, and Other Plans   3
Planning Process   4
The Resource Management Plan   5
  Vision   5
  Strategy   6
  Ecological Principles for Management of Late-Successional Forests   7
  Aquatic Conservation Strategy   7
  Riparian Reserves   8
  Key Watersheds   8
  Watershed Analysis   8
  Watershed Restoration   9
Land Use Allocations and Resource Programs   9
  Management Actions/Direction for All Land use Allocations and Resource Programs   11
  Study and Manage for Amphibians, Mammals, Bryophytes, Mollusks, Vascular Plants, Fungi, Lichens, and Arthropods   11
  Protection Buffers for Supplemental Environmental Impact Special Attention Species   12
  Major Land Use Allocations   12
  Riparian Reserves   12
  Late-Successional/District Designated Reserves   18
  Matrix (General Forest Management Area) - West Side   22
  Matrix (Late-Successional/District Designated Reserve Buffers)   23
  Matrix (General Forest Management Area) - East Side   26
Resource Programs   27
  Air Quality   27
  Water and Soils   28
  Wildlife Habitat   31
  Fish Habitat   35
  Special Status and Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Special Attention Species Habitat   36
  Special Areas   41
  Cultural Resources Including American Indian Values   43
  Visual Resources   43
  Wild and Scenic Rivers   45
  Wilderness and Wilderness Study Areas   45
  Rural Interface Areas   46
  Socioeconomic Conditions   46
  Recreation   47
  Forest Condition Restoration (Forest Health Restoration)   53
  Timber Resources   55
  Special Forest/Natural Products   57
  Energy and Minerals   59
  Grazing Management   62
  Wild Horse Management   64
  Land Tenure Adjustments   64
  Rights-of-Way   67
  Access   68
  Withdrawals   68
  Roads   71
  Hazardous Material   74
  Fire/Fuels Management   75
Coordination and Consultation   77
Use of the Completed Plan   78
Adaptive Management   80
Watershed Analysis   81
Requirement for Further Environmental Analysis   83
Management of Newly Acquired Lands   84
The Budget Link   84
Monitoring   85
Research   86


Table R-1. Summary of Land Allocations and Management Actions/Directions   R-10
Table R-2. Summary of Environmental Consequences by Alternative   R-16
Table 1. Major Land Allocations   6
Table 2. Habitat Enhancement Opportunities   32
Table 3. Special Area Allocations   41
Table 4. Visual Resource Management Classes by Acres   44
Table 5. Recreation Allocations   48
Table 6. Forest Condition Restoration Treatments   54
Table 7. Matrix Timber Allocations   55
Table 8. Special Forest/Natural Products   58
Table 9. Energy and Mineral Allocations   59
Table 10. Locatable Mineral Restrictions (acres)   59
Table 11. Oil and Gas and Geothermal Lease Restrictions (acres)   60
Table 12. Salable Mineral Restrictions (acres)   60
Table 13. Land Tenure Zone Allocations   65
Table 14. Right-of-Way Avoidance Areas   66
Table 15. Communication Sites   69
Table 16. Withdrawals   Appendix J
Table 17. Management Direction for Land Returning To BLM Administration   70
Table 18. Noxious Weed Species Subject to Control in Klamath County   73
Table 19. Fire Management Acres   75


Figure 1. Process of Changing the Resource Management Plan   79
Figure 2. Basic Adaptive Management Model   80


Map 1. General Location
Map 2. Land Status
Map 3. District Planning Strategy
Map 4. Special Areas
Map 5. Visual Resources Management Classes
Map 6. Rural Interface Areas
Map 7. Recreation Sites/Areas
Map 8. Off Highway Vehicle Designations
Map 9. Existing and Proposed Trails and Byways
Map 10. Livestock Grazing Allotment Boundaries
Map 11. Land Tenure Zones
Map 12. Rights of Way, Reservoirs, and Communication Sites


Appendix A - Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Record of Decision   A-1
Appendix B - Table R-1. Summary of Land Allocations and Management Actions/Directions   B-1
Appendix C - Management for the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Special Attention Species   C-1
Appendix D - Best Managment Practices   D-1
Appendix E - Timber Management   E-1
Appendix F - Special Areas   F-1
Appendix G - Proposed Restrictions on Mineral and Energy Exploration and Development Activity   G-1
Appendix H - Grazing Management and Rangeland Program Summary   H-1
Appendix I - Land Tenure   I-1
Appendix J - Table 16. Withdrawals   J-1


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