Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest Begins Scoping for Landscape Restoration Project, Located Near Prospect

Release Date: May 11, 2018  

Contact(s): Anne Trapanese, Environmental Coordinator (541) 560-3433, Chamise Kramer, RRSNF Public Affairs Specialist (541) 618-2051


Stella Pines PhotoProspect, OR—Today, May 11, 2018 marks the beginning of a 30-day comment and scoping period for a landscape restoration project that would be located north of the town of Prospect.

The Stella Landscape Restoration Project Area is approximately 60,000 acres, located mostly in Jackson County, including 4,000 acres of the Tiller Ranger District of the Umpqua National Forest. The RRSNF has identified the need to restore forest resiliency by re-establishing forest structure and patterns, vegetation composition and diversity of species, and riparian communities to conditions that are more resilient to natural disturbance processes.

Proposed activities include, among others:

  • Plantation thinning;

  • Prescribed fire;

  • Special Habitat and Wildlife restoration;

  • Culvert replacement and stream restoration; and

  • Natural and managed stand variable density thinning.

The full Scoping Notice, including maps, further details on proposed treatments, and direction on how to provide input and comments can be found on the RRSNF’s website.

A public field trip is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on June 6 from the Prospect Ranger Station. Those who are interested in joining should RSVP to the project’s Environmental Coordinator, Anne Trapanese, by phone (541) 560-3433 or by email (atrapanese@fs.fed.us). .