Lower Joseph Creek Restoration Project

Image of Joseph Canyon

 

The Lower Joseph Creek Restoration Project proposes to restore, maintain and enhance forest and rangeland resilience to natural disturbance and contribute to the local economic and social vitality of the 98,000 acre area on the north end of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.

 

Recent Communications

  • News Release: Forest Service releases Final Record of Decision for Lower Joseph Creek Restoration Project [posted March 20, 2017]
  • News Release: Forest Service announces release of Lower Joseph Creek Restoration Project Final Analysis and Draft Decisions [posted July 13, 2016]

Project Documents

Note: Maps associated with the Lower Joseph Creek Restoration Project Final Environmental Impact Statement or Draft Record of Decision are included below in the Project Maps section

Final Record of Decision

Draft Records of Decision Documents

Other Project Documents

Note: Additional project documents or DEIS maps are available here

 

Project Maps

Maps appendices must be downloaded separately from the Lower Joseph Creek Restoration Project documents. To view maps that were used in the Draft Analysis, please click here.

Final Environmental Impact Statement Maps

Maps 1-4

  • Map 1. Location of the Lower Joseph Creek Restoration Project
  • Map 2. Watershed Condition Framework ratings for the LJCRP area
  • Map 3. Lower Grande Ronde subbasin and watersheds of the Lower Joseph Creek Restoration Project
  • Map 4. Droughty soils within the Lower Joseph Creek Restoration Project

Maps 5-8

  • Map 5. Non-native invasive plant species found within the LJCRP area
  • Map 6. Current level of connectivity between designated old groth (MA15) and other late seral old forest.
  • Map 7. Current forest canopy cover classes across the LJCRP area.
  • Map 8.Water quality limited waters associated with the Lower Joseph Creek Restoration Project

Maps 9-11A

  • Map 9. Soils of the Lower Joseph Creek Restoration Project
  • Map 10. Five Panel Map illustrating application of FSH 1909.12 Chapter 71 potential wilderness criteria
  • Map 11. Wallowa-Whitman Forest Plan Management Areas
  • Map 11a. Wallowa-Whitman Forest Plan management areas and proposed Alternative 2 treatments within the Lower Joseph Creek Restoration Project boundaries

Maps 11B-12B

  • Map 11b. Wallowa-Whitman Forest Plan management areas and proposed Alternative 3 treatments within the Lower Joseph Creek Restoration Project boundaries
  • Map 12. Existing condition – road status
  • Map 12a. Existing condition- road status north half of project area
  • Map 12b. Existing condition- road status south half of project area

Maps 13-14

  • Map 13. Alternative 1 - road status
  • Map 13a. Alternative 1- road status north half of project area
  • Map 13b. Alternative 1- road status south half of project area
  • Map 14. Alternative 2 -Forest vegetation treatments

Maps 15-16

  • Map 15. Alternative 2 - road network
  • Map 15a. Alternative 2- road network north half of project area
  • Map 15b. Alternative 2- road network south half of project area
  • Map 16. Alternative 3 - Vegetation treatments

Maps 17-18

  • Map 17.Alternative 3 - road network
  • Map 17a. Alternative 3- road network north half of project area
  • Map 17b. Altenrative 3- road network south half of project area
  • Map 18. Landforms of the Lower Joseph Creek Restoration Project

Maps 19-22

  • Map 19. Grazing allotments of the Lower Joseph Creek Restoration Project and Alternative 2 vegetation treatments
  • Map 20. Alternative 2 - Prescribed fire priorities
  • Map 21. Alternative 3 - Prescribed fire priorities
  • Map 22. Overlap of vegetation treatments under alternatives 2 and 3 with IRA, PWA, and other undeveloped lands

Maps 23-16

  • Map 23. Overlap of vegetation treatments under alternatives 2 and 3 with areas identified as unroaded by Oregon Wild
  • Map 24. Sensitive plant surveys and locations in the Lower Joseph Creek Restoration Project area
  • Map 25. Alternative 2- Logging systems
  • Map 26. Alternative 3- Logging systems

Project Draft Record of Decision Maps

  • Map 1. Location of the Lower Joseph Creek Restoration Project
  • Map 2. Draft Record of Decision- road network (north half of the project area)
  • Map 3. Draft Record of Decision- road network (south half of the project area)
  • Map 4. Draft Record of Decision- forest vegetation treatments

 

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Photo by Nils Christoffersen of Wallowa Resources