The Oregon Department of Transportation will be replacing two culverts under U.S. Highway 395 (John Day-Burns Hwy.) in November. The Sheep Gulch Culvert near mile post 6.1-C and the Vance Creek Culvert near mile post 11-C are insufficient to handle water and debris flows anticipated due to erosion issues left after the Canyon Creek Complex Fire that burned through the area in August and September. The U.S. Forest Service is estimating a 100 to 650 percent increase in watera and debris flow along several creeks that drain off the mountainside into Canyon Creek and other local tributaries. The project will replace the culverts with new structures that are designed to accommodate the anticipated flows. These culverts need to be replaced immediately.
For more information regarding this project, please contact Tom Strandberg at (541) 963-1330, or by email at: Thomas.firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of a larger effort to reduce invasive species on national forest lands the US Forest Service now requires the use of weed-free feed within all Pacific Northwest National Forest land (2009). Weed free feed includes commercially processed pellets, steamed and rolled grains, or state certified weed-free feed. To view the planning documents associated with this order, including the Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision, visit the Regional Invasive Plant Website or more information visit the Regional Weed Free Feed Website.