The BLM is initiating a new Resource Management Plan revision to replace the WOPR. This plan revision will provide goals, objectives, and direction for the management of all BLM-administered lands in western Oregon. They’re hosting a series of public meetings around the state over the next three weeks to get feedback on the new plan revisions. We need to show up for this one!
|What:||BLM Public Meeting on new Resource Management Plan|
|When:||Thursday, May 17
|Where:||Grants Pass Interagency Office
2164 NE Spalding Ave.
The revisions to the existing RMPs will determine how the BLM will manage BLM-administered lands in western Oregon to further the recovery of threatened and endangered species, to provide clean water, to restore fire adapted ecosystems, to produce a sustained yield of timber products, and provide for recreation opportunities. The BLM is preparing new RMPs in order to address: the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s recovery plan and proposed critical habitat designations for the Northern Spotted Owl; new scientific information related to forest health and resiliency; and the socio-economic needs of western Oregon communities.
The BLM is seeking feedback from the public on the following questions:
- What is the appropriate scale and scope of the plan?
- What new or innovative ideas should the BLM consider in this planning process?
- How can the BLM provide habitat for fish and wildlife and contribute to the recovery Endangered Species Act listed species?
- How should the BLM manage forests to protect property and ensure our forests are fire resilient?
- How should BLM-administered lands be managed to contribute to clean water and safe drinking water?
- What types of recreation opportunities should there be more of or less of on BLM lands?
- How can BLM lands contribute to local economies and support local communities?
Written comments may be submitted until July 5, 2012, by the following methods:
|Mail:||BLM, P.O. Box 2965, Portland, Oregon 97208|