The Bureau of Land Management is holding two public meetings, one in Glendale and one in Grants Pass, to discuss possible treatments and projects burned last summer by the Douglas Complex and Big Windy Complex wildfires.
The BLM says the goal of the meetings is to share information on post-fire projects, provide updates on accomplishments, and listen to concerns and ideas from members of the public. BLM personnel from both the Medford and Roseburg Districts will discuss a number of topics, including:
- Roads and road safety
- Fire planning for future suppression efforts
- Riparian and watershed management
- Vegetation habitat and recovery
- Economic recovery
- Emergency stabilization
||BLM Public Meeting on Post-Fire Recovery
||Thursday, January 23
||Grants Pass Interagency Office
2164 NE Spalding Ave, Grants Pass
The BLM is hosting what they refer to as a “Community Listening Session” to talk about some of the key issues facing western Oregon’s land management project. (See press release here.)
The BLM is required by law to get public input on their Resource Management Plans (RMP). The purpose of this session is to get public input on key issues like timber production and forest management, endangered species conservation and recovery, protection of older forests, and providing clean water. They’re also going to update us on the RMP project team’s analysis of the current management situation and opportunities in Western Oregon and the planning criteria and guidance they’ve established for developing preliminary alternatives.
The environmentalists are well organized and will be there in force presenting the preservationist point of view, so it’s vitally important to have as many people there as possible representing resource industries and pro-resource utilization perspectives.
The “Listening Session” will be on Tuesday, December 10, from 4:00-7:00 PM, at the Jackson County Fairgrounds, Padgham Pavillion, at 1 Penninger Rd in Central Point. Please plan to be there and bring as many people with you as you can.
They’re requesting people to RSVP to reserve a space. RSVP to email@example.com, with the Subject line “Medford Meeting RSVP” and include your name and address in the body of the e-mail.
||Public Input on BLM’s new Resource Management Plan
||Tuesday, December 10
||Jackson County Fairgrounds
1 Penninger Rd, Central Point