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 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.
Bear Camp Roadside Danger Tree Mitigation
Mitigation of identified danger trees along Forest Service road 23, for public and employee safety. Trees that are identified and mitigation may be removed, where management direction allows and it is done in an environmentally responsible manner
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.
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.
Elk River Watershed Restoration Planning Project
This project proposes to: improve or maintain the quality of unique forest habitats; accelerate late seral conditions; improve or restore aquatic and riparian habitats; promote quality sustainable recreational opportunities; and reduce fuels.
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.
Forest Wide Toilet Decommissioning
Site identified for this project are either low use, or already closed sites. This decommissioning and removal is part of the recreation and facilities master plan and will decrease the back log of deferred maintenance.
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 Herbicide Use
Authorize the use of modern Hesticides 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.
J. Herbert Stone Nursery Solar Array
As part of a grant from Department of Energy the Forest Service proposes to construct a 500.5-kilowatt solar array, covering approx. 1.2 acres, at the nursery site. The life expectancy of the array exceeds 20 years.
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.
Mount Avery Spur Road Project
Construct about 330 feet of new road on Forest Service lands from the end of Forest Service Road 5201-200 to the private parcel in T32S, R13W, Section 16. Applicant requests permission to use and maintain the road for perpetual timber management.
Palmer Creek Diversion Removal
The project would remove a legacy channel spanning diversion dam (~3inch in height) at Palmer Creek, Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District. The dam is not currently used for water diversion.
Perk's Cabin Defensible Space
Proposed treatments to reduce hazardous fuel loadings around Perks Cabin to create a fuel break to protect the historical administrative site, enhancement of wildlife habitat, timbered stands, range conditions, and protect range improvements
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
Shasta Agness Landscape Restoration Project
This project proposes to improve or maintain the quality of three different types of unique forest habitats, accelerate late seral conditions, improve or restore aquatic and riparian habitat and promote quality sustainable recreational opportunities.
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.
Upper Rogue Stream Restoration
Install instream log and boulder structures remove fish passage barriers to improve habitat quality for resident trout.
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.