The Bureau of Land Management’s Klamath Falls Field Office is planning a vegetation treatment project in the southwestern portion of the Klamath Falls Resource Area just north of the California border.
According to a news release, the proposed treatments include commercial thinning, pre-commercial thinning, brush mowing and hazardous fuel treatments of approximately 1,450 acres within the larger project area.
Following the public scoping period, which ends Friday the BLM will prepare an environmental assessment to analyze the potential effects of various vegetation treatments on wildlife habitat, soils, hydrology and other resources in the New Hayden Fox project area.
Much of the area was previously analyzed in the Hayden Fox EA, which was completed in April 2014, but the Oregon Gulch Fire burned about two-thirds of the original project area so a decision was not issued. The effects of treatments on the burned Hayden Fox units were analyzed in the Oregon Gulch Fire Salvage and Rehabilitation EA. All of the documents, associated maps and a more detailed proposed action can be viewed at www.blm.gov/or/districts/lakeview/plans/plans-search.php.
Comments will be accepted until Friday. Reference the “New Hayden Fox EA” when submitting comments. Comments may be submitted electronically at BLM_OR_KF_Mail@blm.gov. Written comments can be mailed to: Field Manager, Klamath Falls Resource Area BLM, 2795 Anderson Ave., Building 25, Klamath Falls, OR 97603-7891.
The most useful comments, according to the release, are those that identify issues relevant to the proposed action. Comments that contain only opinions or preferences will not receive a formal response but may be considered in the BLM planning process.
Before including an address, phone number, email address or other personal identifying information in any comments, be aware the entire comment—including personal identifying information—may be made publicly available.
Individual respondents may request confidentiality by stating the request prominently at the beginning of written comments. Requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law.
All submissions from organizations and businesses and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses,will be available for public inspection.