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OREGON - BLM Hosts Open House in Klamath Falls on Western Oregon Draft RMP-EIS

May 20, 2015 8:28 PM

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Klamath Falls Field office of the Lakeview District will be hosting an open house to learn about the Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Western Oregon. The open house meeting will be held the evening of May 26, 2015, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Shilo Inn Suites Hotel located at 2500 Almond Street, Klamath Falls, Oregon. BLM employees will be on hand to answer questions, provide information and listen to concerns. There

OREGON - BLM Hosts Open House in Klamath Falls on Western Oregon Draft RMP-EIS

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Klamath Falls Field office of the Lakeview District will be hosting an open house to learn about the Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Western Oregon.

The open house meeting will be held the evening of May 26, 2015, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Shilo Inn Suites Hotel located at 2500 Almond Street, Klamath Falls, Oregon. BLM employees will be on hand to answer questions, provide information and listen to concerns. There will also be a demonstration on how to use the interactive maps and other online resources in order to make comments.

The Draft RMP/EIS was released April 24, 2015, and members of the public have 90 days to provide written comments through the internet, email, or postal mail. This is one of a series of open house meetings and workshops taking place in Western Oregon to help encourage public participation in the planning process.

The Draft RMP/EIS explains why the BLM is proposing a plan revision and presents a full spectrum of different management alternatives for providing a sustained yield of timber, contributing to the recovery of threatened and endangered species, providing clean water, restoring fire adapted ecosystems, and providing for recreation opportunities on public lands. It includes an analysis of the environmental effects of the alternatives.

Based on this analysis, and comments that the agency receives, the BLM will prepare a Proposed Final RMP/Final EIS with the assistance of cooperating agencies. To view the Draft RMP/EIS, submit comments, and see where the other open houses and workshops are planned across western Oregon, please visit their website at: http://www.blm.gov/or/plans/rmpswesternoregon/meetings.php

BRC urges OHVers to review the list below of potential ACECs for important OHV roads and trails. If formally designated, the BLM would close all or part of the following potential ACECs to off-highway vehicle use:

Lower Scappoose Eagle, North Bank, Table Rocks, New River, Hunter Creek Bog, North Fork Hunter Creek, Camas Swale, Cottage Grove Old Growth, Cougar Mountain Yew Grove, Dorena Prairie, Esmond Lake, Ferguson Creek, Fox Hollow, Garoutte Prairie, Grandmother's Grove, Grassy Mountain, Heceta Sand Dunes, Horse Rock Ridge, Jordan Creek, Lake Creek Falls, Lorane Ponderosa Pine, Low Elevation Headwaters of the McKenzie River, McGowan Meadow, Mohawk, Nails Creek, Oak Basin Prairies, Upper Elk Meadows, Upper Willamette Valley Margin, Willamette Valley Prairie Oak and Pine Area, Old Baldy, Spencer Creek, Woodcock Bog, Bear Gulch, Beatty Creek, Bushnell-Irwin Rocks, Callahan Meadows, Myrtle Island, North Myrtle Creek, Red Pond, Tater Hill, Beaver Creek, Crabtree Complex, Forest Peak, Grass Mountain, High Peak--Moon Creek, Little Sink, Lost Prairie, McCully Mountain, Mill Creek Ridge, Molalla Meadows, Rickreall Ridge, Saddle Bag Mountain, Silt Creek, Soosap Meadows, Walker Flat, Waterloo, Williams Lake, Yaquina Head, and French Flat.

In all of the remaining potential ACECs, if formally designated, the BLM would limit off-highway vehicle use to existing or designated roads and trails.

Questions on this proposed project should be directed to Lisa Bryant, at (541) 947-6237, Public Affairs
Specialist, Lakeview District BLM.

Thanks in advance and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.

Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 107
 

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and collaboration among recreationists.
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