BLM SEEKING PUBLIC INPUT ON TREE REMOVAL FROM ARCHIE CREEK AREA

December 10, 2020, 10:10 a.m.

Bureau of Land Management personnel are seeking public input on a proposal to implement fire-fighting measures within the Archie Creek fire area, including harvesting burned wood and removing hazard trees along roads and near BLM-developed facilities.

BLM’s Cheyne Rossbach said that in addition to salvage crops, the Swiftwater Field Office is proposing removal of hazard trees along roads within and adjacent to recreational areas, as well as adjacent to other public and private infrastructure.

The press release said the BLM is committed to helping local communities and economies hit by fires. In order to regain the economic value of the wood before the wood deteriorates and the affected stocks can no longer contribute to the sales targets for wood, the BLM has a specific management direction according to the press release to carry out the timely harvest of salvage wood.

Rossbach said there will be a virtual public scoping meeting on December 16 at 5:30 p.m. A link to the meeting will be published: https://blm.zoomgov.com/j/1616083489?pwd=ZHpidzU3SnV2MXpwWnZubmVNdVhmZz09#success

The Archie Creek fire area will remain closed for public safety reasons.

Call Roseburg BLM at 579-0648 for more information.

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