Draft RMP/EIS Public Meetings

The BLM is planning how our O&C lands will be managed for the next twenty years. Except for Alternative C, all of the alternatives considered (including the “Preferred Alternative”) represent a significant reduction from our already decimated timber harvests. Any of these alternatives will yield a small fraction of the number of board feet havested when the O&C lands were managed for sustained yield timber production, as mandated by the O&C Lands Act of 1937. That Act is still in effect, and a federal judge has ruled that the BLM must still comply with it. Clearly, the BLM is not intending to do that.

The BLM is conducting public meetings and workshops on the new Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement in six of their district offices. The first public meeting in our area is on Wednesday, May 27, followed by two workshops in June. Please attend and give public testimony to the BLM on the inadequacies of the proposed plan.

    What: Public Meeting on BLM’s proposed RMP/EIS
    When: Wednesday, May 27
    4:00-7:00 PM
    Where: Ramada Hotel & Convention Center
    McKenzie Room
    2250 Biddle Rd, Medford
    What: BLM Workshop on Forest Management & Wildlife in RMP
    When: Wednesday, June 17
    4:00-7:00 PM
    Where: Ramada Hotel & Convention Center
    McKenzie Room
    2250 Biddle Rd, Medford
    What: BLM Workshop on Recreation in RMP
    When: Thursday, June 18
    6:00-9:00 PM
    Where: Grants Pass High School
    830 NE 9th St.
    Grants Pass

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