BLM Agrees To Revise Logging Plan

Federal forest managers have agreed to take another look at a timber sale outside Springfield after conservation groups complained that it amounts to a huge clearcut.

The Register-Guard ( ) reports the lawsuit filed by Oregon Wild and Cascadia Wildlands has been put on hold while the U.S.Read More »

Fire Season Begins on ODF and BLM Lands Monday In Southern Oregon

By Jim McCoy Fri 30th May NewsBLMFire seasonODF
Fire season on forestlands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest District begins Monday, June 2, at 12:01 a.m. The fire danger level will be “moderate” or "blue," and the Industrial Fire Precaution Level will be set at Level One. This declaration affects state, private, county and BLM forestlands in Jackson and Josephine counties.Read More »

NOTICE: BLM Performing Prescribed Burns

By Jim McCoy Fri 1st November NewsBLMHoward Prairieprescribed burn
BLM will burn approximately 108 acres of piles today near Howard Prairie Lake. The piles are a result of previous thinning activities. Smoke will be intermittent but possibly visible from areas around the lake and near the intersection of the Dead Indian Memorial Highway and the Keno Access Road.Read More »

Walden Stressing Preparation For Wildfire Season for Forest Service and BLM

Oregon Second District Rep. Greg Walden announced today that he has written to the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service outlining his concerns about the upcoming wildfire season in Oregon.Read More »

BLM Begins New Review of Ruby Pipeline

By Jim McCoy Thu 2nd May NewsBLMnatural gasRuby pipeline
Federal land managers are going back to the drawing board with their environmental review of a 678-mile natural gas pipeline stretching from Wyoming to Oregon. Officials for the U.S.Read More »

BLM Performing A Prescribed Burn In Southern Oregon Today

If you see smoke coming from the Jacksonville and Applegate valley, rest assured today’s fire was by design. The Bureau of Land Management performed a prescribed burn of 150 acres in the Star Gulch drainage area. Smoke may be seen, but will dissipate throughout the evening. 15 firefighters and an engine are on hand to monitor the burn.Read More »

Senators Urge Environmental Protection for Two Southern Oregon Creeks

Two southern Oregon creeks are being placed on the "Most Endangered Creeks" list, according to a press release from Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden. The group "American Rivers" says the creeks are being harmed by mining. Wyden and fellow Oregon Sen.Read More »

Opening of Recreation Area at Hyatt Lake Delayed

By Jim McCoy Thu 11th April NewsBLMHyatt Lake
Because of budget uncertainties, the BLM is announcing that the Hyatt Lake campground and boat docks will be delayed until at least May 15th. Traditionally, the facility opens in mid-April at the beginning of fishing season.Read More »

BLM Issues Soda Mountain Wilderness Stewardship Plan

The Bureau of Land Management is releasing its final Soda Mountain Wilderness Plan. The wilderness was created in 2009. The Soda Mountain Wilderness lies on the south side of the BLM’s Medford District in the mountains southeast of Ashland. The designation limits human activity to non-motorized recreation and other non-invasive activities.Read More »


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