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Comments on the draft environmental statement have been requested from the following

Federal Agencies

Interest Groups (partial listing)

Advisory Council on Historic

Preservation
Department of Agriculture

Forest Service

Soil Conservation Service Department of Commerce

National Marine Fisheries

Service Department of Defense

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Department of Energy

Region X
Department of the Interior

Fish and Wildlife Service
Geological Survey
Heritage Conservation and

Recreation Service
National Park Service
Bureau of Mines

Bureau of Reclamation
Small Business Administration
Environmental Protection Agency

Ada County Fish and Game League
American Forest Institute
As sociated Oregon Industries
Association of O&C Counties
California Trout
Cascade Holistic Economic Consultants
Friends of the Earth
Headwaters Association
Industrial Forestry Association
Izaak Walton League
Jackson County Stockmens Association
League of Women Voters
Montana Wilderness Association
National Resource Defense Council
National Wildlife Federation
Northwest Environmental Defense Center
Northwest Timber Association
Oregon Cattlemens Association
Oregon Environmental Council
Oregon Natural Heritage Program
Oregon Student Public Interest

Research Group
Oregon Wilderness Coalition
Pacific Northwest Four-Wheel Drive

As sociation
Sierra Club
Southern Oregon Citizens Against

Toxic Sprays
Southern Oregon Resource Alliance
Southern Oregon Timber Industries

As sociation
The Wilderness Society
Western Forest Industries

As sociation
Wildlife Management Institute

State and Local Government

Oregon State Clearinghouse
Oregon Regional Clearinghouses

Umpqua Region Council of Governments
Klamath-Lake Planning Council

Rogue Valley Council of Governments Oregon State Historic Preservation

Officer
Boards of County Commissioners

Jackson County
Josephine County
Klamath County

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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CHAPTER 1. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED ACTION. ........ 1- 1
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AUTHORITY AND GENERAL POLICY. ............
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DEVELOPMENT OF THE PROPOSAL . . . . . . . . . .
1.2.1 Timber Production Capability Classification ..
1.2.1.1 High Intensity Forest Management Lands. ..
1.2.1.2 Low Intensity Forest Management Lands · .
1.2.1.3 Limited Forest Management Lands ......
1.2.2 Operations Inventory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.2.3 1977 Reinventory. .................
1.2.4 Other Resource Inventories. · · · · · ·
1.2.5 Land Use Allocation . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.2.5.1 High Intensity Forest Management Lands. ..
1.2.5.2 Low Intensity Forest Management Lands ...
1.2.5.3 Limited Forest Management Lands ......
1.2.5.4 Minor Forest Products . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.2.6 Allowable Cut Determination . . . . . . . . . . .
1.2.6.1 Management Assumptions. ..............
1.2.6.2 Mechanics of Computation. ..........
1.2.7 The Future Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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DESIGN FEATURES INCLUDED IN THE PROPOSAL. ..
1.3.1 Transportation System • • • • • • • • • • • • •
1.3.1.1 Scope of Treatment. .............
1.3.1.2 Project Design Features ...........
1.3.2 Timber Harvest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.3.2.1 Scope of Treatment. ....
1.3.2.2 Project Design Features ...
1.3.3 Slash Disposal. • • • • • •

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1.3.3.1 Scope of Treatment. · · · · · · · · · · · · ·
1.3.3.2 Project Design Features.
1.3.4 Site Preparation. • • • • •
1.3.4.1 Scope of Treatment. ....
1.3.4.2 Project Design Features .....
1.3.5 Planting. ............. . . . .
1.3.5.1 Scope of Treatment. .....

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1.3.5.2 Project Design Features ...

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1.3.6 Gopher Control. .......

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1.3.6.1 Scope of Treatment. ....

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1.3.6.2 Project Design Features ..

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1.3.7 Herbicide Release • • • • •

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1.3.7.1 Scope of Treatment. ..... . . . . . .
1.3.7.2 Project Design Features ....
1.3.8 Precommercial Thinning. ..
1.3.8.1 Scope of Treatment. ....
1.3.8.2 Project Design Features ... • • • • • •
1.3.9 Fertilization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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CHAPTER 2. DESCRIPTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT. . . . . . . .

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CLIMATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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AIR QUALITY . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.3

GEOLOGY AND TOPOGRAPHY. ........

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2.4

SOILS . . . . . . . . .

2.5 WATER RESOURCES ...

2.5.1 Water Yield .. • • •

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Water Quality • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

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FIRE. .........................

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VEGETATION. . . . . . .

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2.7.1 Interior Valleys Zone.

2.7.2 Mixed Conifers Zone • • • • • • • • • •

2.7.3 White Fir Zone. . . . . • • • • • • • •

2.7.4 Other Significant Vegetation Areas. ...

2.7.5 Endangered, Threatened and Rare Plants.

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ANIMALS • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

2.8.1 Terrestrial Vertebrates . . . . . . . . .

2.8.2 Fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.8.3 Threatened and Endangered Species ...

2.8.4 Critical Habitat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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RECREATION. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

2.9.1 Recreation within the SYUS. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.9.2 Recreation Related to Public Lands. .....

2.9.3 Recreation Management Opportunities within the SYUS ..

2.10 CULTURAL RESOURCES. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.10.1 Archeological Sites . . . . . . . . . . .

2.10.2 Historic Sites ...................

2.10.3

Paleontology • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

2.11 VISUAL RESOURCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.12 WILDERNESS VALUES ..

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2.13 NOISE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.14 TIMBER MANAGEMENT ..............

2.15 AGRICULTURE AND GRAZING ...............

2.15.1 Agriculture ........ • • • •

2.15.2 Grazing • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

2.16 MISCELLANEOUS LAND USE. . . . . . . . . . • • • • •

2.16.1 Mining. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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