2015 SW Oregon Mineral Withdrawals
Recommend the Secretary of the Interior withdraw from location and entry under mining laws about 101,022 acres of NFS and BLM lands, subject to valid existing rights, for a period of 5 years in aid of legislation (HR682/S346).
Ashland Forest Resiliency
Landscape fuels reduction to lower chance of large scale wildfire within Ashland Municipal Watershed
Ashland Trails Project
Addition of 21.5 miles of existing historic/unapproved trails, 9.4 miles of new trails, and decommission 5.2 miles of trails.
Big Elk Cinder Pit Rock Source Project
Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has requested authorization to extract and crush pitrun cinders from approx. 5 acres of an existing quarry for use as a sanding aggregate to improve traction along OR-140, OR-62, and Big Elk Road.
Big Pines Restoration
Variable density and radial thinning to remove encroaching Douglas-fir, white fir, and dense understory around large old trees, followed by underburning.
Bybee Vegetation Management
This project is designed to improve stand conditions, diversity, density, and structure to increase forest resiliency and overall forest health; provide a sustainable supply of timber products; and reduce the risk to forest resources from wildfire.
Cleopatra Test Drilling
Red Flat Nickel Corp. plans to drill 59 3-inch diameter holes to a depth of 50 feet to obtain core samples of minerals in Curry County, Oregon. Equipment and personnel would be transported and removed via helicopter.
East Illinois Valley Managed Stands Project
Within managed stands (forest plantations), total tree numbers would be decreased through partial cutting to leave the pattern, size and species of trees needed to further stand development objectives associated with 3 land management allocations.
Eden Ridge Timber Sales
Commercial thinning, root disease treatments and planting on approx. 3,736 acres of candidate stands regenerated in the 1920s-40s and located on Matrix under NWFP. Includes 72 treatment units using ground-based and aerial logging systems.
Elk River Aquatic Restoration
Place large wood into and adjacent to ~2 miles of stream to improve habitat for fish and other aquatic species. Thin(non-commercial)~500 acres of previously harvested and dense stands to stimulate the development of mature forest near streams.
Equine Thin Project
Commercially thin approximately 600 acres of natural stands less than 110 years of age that are located within lands designated as matrix and riparian reserve.
Fire Use Amendment
An administrative action involving the modification of wording for management direction and S&Gs regarding management response to fires, including refinement of S&Gs, removal of limitations on responses and clarifications of language.
Gold Beach Special Use Permit Renewals 2014
Renewal of nine existing expired special use permits. Re-authorization includes following uses: water transmission lines, tramways, driveways, and water storage facilities. No new construction or ground disturbance would occur.
Illinois River Outfitter-Guide (Special Use) Permits
Guided commercial outfitter/guiding service for rafting/paddling use on the Illinois River from March 1 thru June 30. Put in site is at Miami Bar below McCaleb's Ranch. Take out will be at the confluence of the Rogue River at Lower Oak Flat.
J. Herbert Stone Nursery Pesticide Use
Authorize the use of modern pesticides for use in the JHS Nursery's integrated pest management program to improve effectiveness, reduce environmental impacts, and increase worker and public health and safety.
Variably thin up to 350 acres of dense, naturally-regenerated conifer forest, that is 50 to 80 years old. The goal is to enhance the development of late-successional conditions for the benefit of old-growth related species.
Long Ridge/Sorrel Meadow Restoration
Removing commercial-sized conifers that have encroached on meadows and white oak/black oak stands over the years. In vicinity of Forest Roads 1917and 3318.
Onion Mountain Fire Salvage
Salvage trees over 12 inches DBH that were killed in the Onion Mountain Fire of September 2014 on approximately 120 acres.
PacifiCorp Special Use Permit Renewal
Renewal of a permit for an existing distribution feeder line and single phase distribution line for a 50 year term. There will be no ground disturbance associated with this renewal.
RF-38 Test Drilling
Red Flat Nickel Corp. plans to drill 35 3-inch diameter holes to a depth of 50 feet to obtain core samples of minerals adjacent to existing roads. No new roads would be constructed. About 1200 feet of road would be brushed.
Rustler Vegetation Management
Vegetation management projects to provide commodities, reduce natural fueloading, and to provide for stand diversity
Upper Briggs Creek
Thinning and prescribed burning to promote vegetation diversity, preserve legacy pines and oaks, restore meadow habitat, and provide fire resiliency; decommission or storage of excess roads; fish passage improvement. Approx. 3500 acres affected.
Utility Line Special Use Permits
Renew and combine four existing Century Link expired telephone line permits into one permit; renew one existing expired telephone line permit for Pacific Corps. Issue a new permit for fiber optic line along Highway 140 for Hunter Communications.
Weatherbee Mining Claim
Placer mine, removing mineral deposit from an ancient channel (underground). Project would remove approximately 40 cubic yards of material per year. Removal process would primarily pick and shovel, using a winch to move material mid-slope.
Wizard #2 Mine Project
The project would authorize mining a sulfur enriched clay mineral deposit (epithermal argillite) on approximately 5 acres of land for up to 10 years. There would be no vegetation removal.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.