BLM E-Mile Recreation Site Public Comment Period Opens

Roseburg, Ore. - The Bureau of Land Management is considering options to convert the E-Mile Day Use Site to an overnight campground with upgraded amenities. The recreation area is located outside of Glide, Oregon. The BLM is initiating a formal public comment period for this project that will run through September 5, 2022.

An open house will be held at the E-Mile Day Use Site on Thursday, August 4, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The BLM project team will be available during the open house to discuss the current site, provide an overview of the proposal, and provide the public with an early opportunity to participate in the development of the proposed plan. There will not be a formal presentation and members of the public are invited to attend at any time during the open house to learn more about the project.

“Robust participation will help develop a strong proposal,” said Suzanne Shelp, BLM Recreation Planner.

The BLM will consider the public input provided during the scoping period to develop a proposed recreation area management plan and an associated environmental assessment under the National Environmental Policy Act, which will provide an additional opportunity for public input before any proposals are approved.

The BLM welcomes substantive comments on this proposal by 4:30 PM Pacific Time on September 5, 2022. Comments that will assist BLM are those that clearly and succinctly:

  1. Identify issues for analysis. An issue will be analyzed if:
    1. Analysis of this issue is necessary to make a reasoned choice among alternatives; or
    2. The issue may be associated with a potentially significant environmental impact.
  2. Provide information that would be of use in analyzing environmental effects of the action.
  3. Provide alternative means by which the BLM could meet its purpose and need for the proposal.

The public can read details of the proposal and provide comments by visiting the project’s ePlanning website at and entering the NEPA number DOI-BLM-ORWA-R040-2022-0007-EA into the search bar. Open the “Documents” tab on the left and select “Participate Now.”

You may also submit comments to Mike Korn: Bureau of Land Management; 777 NW Garden Valley Blvd.; Roseburg OR, 97471 or via email at Please specify the project name (E Mile Recreation Site Conversion Plan) in the subject line of your email.

How to Get There: From Roseburg, travel along Hwy 138 east towards Glide, OR, for 16.8 miles. Turn right onto Little River Rd and travel for 14.2 miles. The E Mile Recreation Area is located on the right with the site designator sign on the left of the roadway.

For more information, please contact Cheyne Rossbach, Assistant Field Manager,, or Suzanne Shelp, Outdoor Recreation Planner,

For more information about the BLM Roseburg District, visit our BLM.GOV page.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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