9 December 2020
Contact: Cheyne Rossbach, (541) 579-0648
Bureau of Land Management seeks input on tree removal from the Archie Creek Fire Area
Roseburg, Ore. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Roseburg District is seeking public input on a proposal to implement fire recovery activities within the Archie Creek Fire perimeter, including burned timber salvage harvesting and removing hazard trees along roadways and near BLM-developed facilities. In addition to salvage harvests, the Swiftwater Field Office proposes to conduct hazard tree removal along roads, within and adjacent to recreation sites, and adjacent to other public and private infrastructure. The BLM is committed to supporting local communities and economies impacted by fire. In order to recover the economic value from the timber, before wood deteriorates and affected stands are no longer capable of contributing toward timber sale targets, the BLM has specific management direction to conduct timely harvest of salvage timber. A virtual public scoping meeting will be held December 16, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be accessible until 7:00 p.m. Participants can enter the meeting beginning at 5:25 p.m. through the following link: https://blm.zoomgov.com/j/1616083489?pwd=ZHpidzU3SnV2MXpwWnZubmVNdVhmZz09 Additional ways to join the meeting are below. “We encourage everyone interested in this project, or people who have important information to share, will join us,” said Mike Korn, Swiftwater Field Manager. “This is an opportunity for people to learn about the proposed project activities and share information we should be aware of as we move forward on development of the Environmental Assessment.”
The scoping notice is available on BLM’s ePlanning website by searching for DOI-BLM-ORWA-R040-2021-0001-EA at the following link: https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2003217/510
Comments may be submitted via email at: BLM_OR_RB_Archie_Creek_Fire_Salvage_EA@blm.gov. Please specify the project name in the subject line of the email. The Archie Creek Fire area remains closed for public safety. The current closure notice is available at: https://www.blm.gov/programs/public-safety-and-fire/fire-and-aviation/regional-info/oregon-washington/fire-restrictions The public meeting can be accessed through the following links and methods: https://blm.zoomgov.com/j/1616083489?pwd=ZHpidzU3SnV2MXpwWnZubmVNdVhmZz09 Meeting ID: 161 608 3489 Passcode: 007536 One tap mobile +16692545252,,1616083489#,,,,,,0#,,007536# US (San Jose) +16468287666,,1616083489#,,,,,,0#,,007536# US (New York) Dial by your location +1 669 254 5252 US (San Jose) +1 646 828 7666 US (New York) 833 568 8864 US Toll-free Meeting ID: 161 608 3489 Passcode: 007536 Find your local number: https://blm.zoomgov.com/u/abX6L6iFTA Join by SIP email@example.com Join by H.323 220.127.116.11 (US West) 18.104.22.168 (US East) Meeting ID: 161 608 3489 Passcode: 007536
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 11 Western states andAlaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $96 billion in sales of goods and services throughout the American economy in fiscal year 2017. These activities supported more than 468,000 jobs.