Bureau of Land Management Extends Review of Environmental Assessment for Archie Creek Fire Area to May 17th

Roseburg, Ore. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Roseburg District released an Environmental Assessment (EA) for proposed fire recovery activities on BLM-administered lands within the Archie Creek Fire perimeter on April 9, 2021. The EA analyzes the potential environmental effects of salvage harvesting timber in fire-affected stands and removing hazard trees along roadways and near private and BLM-managed infrastructure.

To ensure the public has adequate opportunity to review and comment on this National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis, the BLM is extending the comment period for this EA and unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on Monday, May 17, 2021.

The unsigned FONSI and EA for the Archie Creek Fire Salvage Harvest and Hazard Tree Removal proposed actions is available on BLM’s ePlanning website by searching for DOI-BLM-ORWA-R040-2021-0001-EA, or at the following link: https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2003217/510

The BLM welcomes substantive comments and ask that you submit your comments via email to: BLM_OR_RB_Archie_Creek_Fire_Salvage_EA@blm.gov. Please specify the project name in the subject line of your email. You may also submit written comments to Swiftwater Field Manager Mike Korn, Bureau of Land Management, Roseburg District Office, 777 NW Garden Valley Blvd., Roseburg, OR 97471.

For further information, please contact Susan Parker, District Planning and Environmental Coordinator, at 541-440-4930 or sparker@blm.gov.

The BLM-administered lands within the Archie Creek Fire perimeter remain closed for public safety. The current closure notice is available at: https://www.blm.gov/orwafire

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s 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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Bureau of Land Management

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Roseburg District Office

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Cheyne Rossbach