OREGON - BLM Releases Planning Criteria for Western Oregon

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March 10, 2014 1:15 PM

OREGON - BLM Releases Planning Criteria for Western Oregon

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released the Planning Criteria document for their Resource Management Plans for Western Oregon.

The Planning Criteria provides an in-depth look at guidance, policy, analytical methodology, and  preliminary alternatives. This document is the public's first look at how the BLM is proposing to analyze alternatives and move towards land management plans for western Oregon. The comment period for the Planning Criteria will run until March 31, 2014.

The public is invited to send in comments via the web and by email, or they can be mailed in to the Oregon State Office at:

BLM Oregon
Attn: RMPs for Western Oregon Planning Team
1220 S.W. 3rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97204

As a part of the public comment period, the BLM is interested in hearing from the public about the Planning Criteria through interactive discussion in local listening sessions. The meetings are planned for the following dates and locations:

NOTE: All of the meetings will run from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. 

Monday, Mar. 10, 2014
Floral Building
Douglas County Fairgrounds
2110 SW Frear Street
Roseburg, OR 97471 
Tuesday, Mar. 11, 2014
Red Lion Hotel-Ballroom
1313 N. Bayshore Drive
Coos Bay, OR 97420 
 Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014
BLM District Office
3040 Biddle Road
Medford, OR 97504
 Thursday, Mar. 13, 2014
Shilo Inn
2500 Almond St
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
Roseburg Meeting with Invited Elected Officials
 Monday, Mar. 17, 2014
Cascade Hall-Douglas County Fairgrounds
2110 SW Frear Street
Roseburg, OR 97471

A copy of the Planning Criteria document and online comment tools are available here:
www.blm.gov/or/plans/rmpswesternoregon/plandocs.php

Additional information about the upcoming public meetings is available here:
www.blm.gov/or/plans/rmpswesternoregon/meetings.php

For additional information, contact Michael Campbell (503) 808-6031 or Mark Brown (503) 808-6233.

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

 

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