The Medford District, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), will host a public meeting on January 19, 2012 at the Medford District BLM, 3040 Biddle Road, Medford, Oregon from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. to present and discuss the Integrated Vegetation Management Project (IVMP).
Integrated vegetation management is a systematic approach to accomplish a variety of stand and vegetation treatments (commercial, non-commercial, prescribed fire) using a variety of tools (timber sales, stewardship and service contracts) to meet integrated resource objectives developed by multiple disciplines (timber, fuels, silviculture, wildlife, etc.).
The project lies within the Medford District which covers approximately 860,000 acres. The BLM proposes integrated vegetation management treatments of up to 5,000 acres per year, for the next 5 years, The goal is to develop a program of work that contributes to healthy and resilient forest landscapes, species conservation, and provides forest products that contribute to the sustainability of local communities and industries. Actions under this process would be implemented more quickly and efficiently as funding becomes available.
The meeting will begin at 5:30 with a short presentation introducing Integrated Vegetation Management approaches and the proposed actions of the IVMP. Resource specialist will be available after the presentation until 7:00 PM in an open house format to answer any specific questions you may have.
There will be additional opportunities to comment on this project throughout the preparation and release of the Programmatic Integrated Vegetation Management Environmental Assessment (EA).