These opportunities include an open house and two workshops that will be held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in the Community Conference Hall, located at 2110 SW Frear Street, Roseburg, Oregon 97471.
May 19: Open House - 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
June 10: Socio-Economic Workshop – 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
June 11: Recreation Workshop – 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The Draft RMP/EIS for western Oregon addresses a range of alternatives for the purposes of producing a sustained yield of timber, contributing to the recovery of threatened and endangered species, providing clean water, restoring fire adapted ecosystems, providing for recreation opportunities, and coordinating the management of lands surrounding the Coquille Forest with the Coquille Tribe.
The Draft RMP/EIS explains why the BLM is proposing a plan revision, presents a full spectrum of different management alternatives, and analyzes the environmental effects of the alternatives. Based on this analysis and comments that the agency receives on the Draft RMP/EIS, the BLM will prepare a Proposed RMP/Final EIS with the assistance of cooperating agencies.
“Some of the most productive forests in the world are managed by the BLM in western Oregon,” said BLM Oregon/Washington State Director Jerry Perez. “These forests provide valuable fish and wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, and clean water. I encourage everyone to take a look at these documents, attend a public meeting, or explore the many online resources.”
Following publication of this Draft RMP/EIS, members of the public will have 90 days to provide written comments through the internet, email or postal mail.
To view the Draft RMP/EIS, submit comments, and see where other open houses and workshops are planned across western Oregon, please visit our website at: http://www.blm.gov/or/plans/rmpswesternoregon/meetings.php.