Community invited to give input on Youngs Rock Rigdon Project

Oakridge, OR—July 5, 2019—The Willamette National Forest is in the initial scoping comment phase of the Youngs Rock Rigdon Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), a project located in the upper Middle Fork Willamette river about 15 miles southeast of Oakridge, OR. We invite the public to learn more about this project at the Lowell Grange Hall (51 E 2nd St, Lowell, OR 97452) from 4 to 7 p.m. on July 9. Members of the project’s interdisciplinary team and the Southern Willamette Forest Collaborative will be there to answer questions.


The Youngs Rock Rigdon project area is approximately 33,000 acres in size. Forest management and restoration treatments are proposed on approximately 6,700 acres within the project area. Roadwork proposed action would include road maintenance and reconstruction on approximately 160 miles of forest roads and decommissioning on about 12 miles of roads. Commercial harvest treatments, fuel treatments, aquatic and meadow restoration treatments, trail relocation, and dispersed site management are also major components of this project.


Interested community members are encouraged to attend the meeting to discuss the project. Contact NEPA Planner Jonathan Tucker at (541) 782-5346 or at for more information on this project or if you are unable to attend and would like to propose alternatives or submit comments. Visit: for more details about this project.