Bi-County Timber Sale

The Bi-County Timber Sale includes approximately 705 acres "regeneration harvest" (the closest thing to a clearcut the BLM can legally plan) and thinning of 40-130 year old forest stands, approximately 10 miles east of the City of Silverton, within Clackamas and Marion Counties. 

This timber sale is the first Bureau of Land Management (BLM) project Bark has seen surrounding Mt. Hood being planned completely under the agency's new Resource Management Plan for Western Oregon. Bark volunteers are currently reviewing the project's scoping letter and getting out to visit the proposed logging units on the ground. However several of the units are currently behind locked gates (surrounded by clearcuts and farmland), making it difficult for the public to gauge this project's environmental impact.

The BLM is currently undergoing a public scoping comment period for this timber sale. More information is available on the agency's planning page, including additional documents, maps, and details about submitting comments.

Written comments may be sent to John Huston, Cascades Field Manager, BLM Northwest Oregon District, 1717 Fabry Road SE, Salem, Oregon, 97306, or submitted by email to jhuston@blm.govComments may be submitted by close of business on April 13th, 2017.

 

Project Status: 
Proposed
General Information
District: 
BLM Cascades Field Office, Northwest Oregon District Office
Total Acres: 
705.0
Watershed: 

Abiqua-Pudding Creek, Butte-Pudding Creek, and Rock Creek 5th field Watersheds

Prescriptions
Total Acres: 
705.0
"Purpose & Need": 

While the full rationale for this project is listed within the scoping letter posted below, the main purpose is to contribute timber volume to the BLM's Allowable Sale Quantity (ASQ) under the ageny's new Resource Management Plan.

Driving Directions: 

Getting to the units is tricky! Google driving directions to Scotts Mill, OR. Then use an Oregon Gazetteer, or a BLM Recreation map in combination with maps posted below.