We wanted to pass on this letter from the United States Department of the Interior/Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Eugene District Office, Siuslaw Resource Area is in the process of initiating preliminary planning for the Letz Ride Environmental Assessment (EA) (see Letz Ride scoping map) located at T. 20 S.; R. 5 W.; Sections 23, 27 and 35, W.M. We are seeking external scoping comments through public participation.
The Letz Ride EA will be in conformance with the Eugene District 1995 Resource Management Plan (RMP). The forest management actions being considered are commercial thinning within matrix (connectivity) land use allocations and density management within Riparian Reserve land use allocations, and road renovation/construction, culvert replacements and road decommissioning.
The thinning area is situated within the Oregon Coast Range within second growth coniferous forests. Section 35 is part of northern spotted owl designated critical habitat. The three sections being considered for implementation of a thinning project also encompasses the carpenter bypass trail system. An EA was prepared for implementation of trail improvement projects; the decision record for this EA was signed on July 26, 2013. We would like to hear from you about concerns and issues that you may have about the forest management actions being proposed. An interdisciplinary team has been tasked with issue resolution, alternative development and analysis. Your feedback will be enormously useful for the team as we consider forest management actions in the area.
Please submit your comments in writing prior to October 10, 2014 to the following address; 3106 Pierce Parkway, Suite E, Springfield OR 97477-7910, addressed to Sharmila Premdas, phone number (541) 683-6794. Please contact her with questions you may have as well. Email comments will also be accepted, the subject line should mention the Letz Ride EA. Email Address: BLM_OR_EU_Mail@blm.gov.
Thank you for your interest in the management of your public lands.
/S/ Michael J. Korn
Michael J. Korn
Siuslaw Resource Area