OREGON - Scoping Begins on Bull Run Dunes Restoration Project

Share on Facebook
June 25, 2013 6:35 PM

 

OREGON - Scoping Begins on Bull Run Dunes Restoration Project

Dear Oregon Dunes Fan,

The Central Coast Ranger District - Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area on the Siuslaw National Forest is seeking public comment on the proposed Bull Run Dunes Restoration Project. The project is needed to restore historic open sand conditions on the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. The area proposed for restoration is located north of the Bull Run Staging Area in an area designated for Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) use (see map).

The Project is located in an area that has, over the past 50 years, been colonized by European beach grass, Scot's broom, and shorepine. The Project proposes to manually and mechanically clear vegetation from approximately 60 acres of hummocks in an area north of the Bull Run Off-Highway Vehicle Staging area. The use of herbicides is not proposed as a treatment method. It is estimated that the Project will take 3-5 years to complete. This Project is being proposed concurrently with the development of a Dunes Restoration Strategy that should be completed in the next year or two.

The legal notice, published in the Eugene Register-Guard on June 7, 2013, serves as both a scoping notice and a notice of availability of the proposed action for the 30 day public review and comment period. The comment deadline is July 7, 2013. These actions are disclosed in the scoping/30-day comment letter, which is available at Forest Service offices in Waldport, Reedsport and Corvallis. Scoping documents are also available online at: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42168

In the event that the comment period ends on a Saturday, Sunday, or Federal holiday, comments will be accepted until the end of the next Federal working day.

The Forest Service would like your comments. Comments should be sent to: Michele Jones, District Ranger, 1130 Forestry Lane, P.O. Box 400, Waldport, OR 97394. Written comments should include:

  • Your name, address, and (if possible) telephone number;
  •  Title of the proposed project on which you are commenting;
  • Specific facts or comments along with supporting reasons that you believe the Responsible Official should consider in reaching a decision; and
  • Your signature as an individual or representative of an organization.

Comments may be e-mailed to: comments-pacificnorthwest-siuslaw-centralcoast@fs.fed.us. Although written comments are preferred, oral comments are also accepted. To provide oral comments or to receive additional information, contact Mike Northrop at (541-271-6045) weekdays, between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM.

Contact Michael Northrop (541-271-6045) on weekdays for further information.

Thanks in advance and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.

Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 107

 


The BlueRibbon Coalition is a national recreation group that champions responsible recreation, and encourages individual environmental stewardship. With members in all 50 states, BRC is focused on building enthusiast involvement with organizational efforts through membership, outreach, education, and collaboration among recreationists. 1-800-BlueRib - www.sharetrails.org
_______________________________________________________

As a non-profit, grassroots organization funded primarily by membership dues and donations, we greatly appreciate your support. Visit http://www.sharetrails.org/make-a-difference-now to help fund our efforts to protect your trails!

August 18, 2014 10:54 AM
ARIZONA - Tonto NF Extends Comment Period for Travel Management Project DEIS
The Tonto National Forest has announced that the comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Travel Management Project, originally scheduled to end on August 18, 2014, has been extended to September 17, 2014. You can review a copy of the DEIS at public libraries in Globe, Cave Creek, Payson, Young, and select Mesa and Phoenix locations or at the Forest Supervisor's Office or Ranger District Offices. It is also available for download at
August 15, 2014 9:51 AM
WASHINGTON - Olympic NF Seeks Input on Identifying a Sustainable Road System
The Olympic National Forest is hosting three final open houses asking the public to share the areas and roads they use on the Forest. This information will help the Forest identify a financially sustainable road system that meets diverse access needs, minimizes environmental harm, and is safe and dependable because it is scaled to available resources. The open houses have been held around the Olympic Peninsula throughout this summer, with the final three being held in Shelton, Aberdeen, and Olympia during
August 14, 2014 10:26 AM
COLORADO - BLM Begins Public Scoping On Gunnison Sage-Grouse EIS
The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public input to identify conservation measures to protect Gunnison Sage-Grouse within the bird's habitat on federally-managed lands in Colorado and Utah. Based on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's recommendation to adopt additional conservation measures, the BLM is initiating a public scoping process to incorporate these measures into up to 11 BLM Resource Management Plans through an Environmental Impact Statement and associated amend
[Action Alerts Archive]