BLM, Siuslaw Watershed to host forest management meeting

Dec. 1, 2019 — The Siuslaw Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management is partnering with the Siuslaw Watershed Council and the Big Bear Camp in Walton, Ore., to host a public meeting to discuss and receive feedback on a forest management project for some of their Late-Successional Reserve and Riparian Reserve lands north of Highway 126 and throughout the Siuslaw Watershed.

This meeting will be a great place to learn more about the groups’ guiding forest management plan and  provide valuable feedback about its proposal, which includes thinning and restoration activities in stands of trees and adjacent streams on BLM lands to support the restoration of late-successional complex stands spotted owl habitat.

For anyone who wants to have a voice in managing public lands, this is a great place to be.

People are invited to attend the meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Big Bear Camp in Walton, 89480 Nelson Mountain Road.

The public scoping period for this management plan is set to begin on Dec. 3, allowing the public 30 days to comment.

“Come to this event to learn more about how your public lands will be managed and provide valuable feedback to our partners at the Bureau of Land Management,” said Karen Skulley with the Siuslaw Watershed Council.

The Siuslaw Watershed Council, based in Mapleton, supports sound economic, social and environmental uses of natural and human resources in the Siuslaw River Basin.

The council encourages cooperation among public and private entities to promote awareness and understanding of watershed functions by adopting and implementing a total watershed approach to natural resource management and production.

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