BLM Seeks Public Comment

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
    5:30-7:00 PM
    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:

FAX: (503) 808-6333
Mail: BLM, P.O. Box 2965, Portland, Oregon 97208

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