Meeting

The Siskiyou RAC meeting from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Oct. 2 will take place via video teleconference at three locations in Southwest Oregon:

  • Medford Interagency Office, 3040 Biddle Road, Medford
  • Wild Rivers Ranger Station, 26568 Redwood Highway, Cave Junction
  • Gold Beach Ranger District, 29279 Ellensburg Ave, Gold Beach

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Fuels treatment will also produce approximately 24 MMBF of timber

GOLD BEACH – The Final Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Record of Decision Notice for the Shasta Agness Landscape Restoration Project was recently completed and is subject to pre-decisional administrative review (objection). This project will implement numerous restoration actions, including thinning, prescribed fire, riparian and aquatic restoration, the conservation and acceleration of late successional forest, and sustainable recreation and roads.

The project will contribute to landscape resiliency on approximately 7,000 acres of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest northeast of Gold Beach. Mechanical fuels treatments and prescribed fire will be utilized to reintroduce low-intensity burns in areas where biodiversity levels are linked to more frequent fire regimes. These treatments will not only benefit ecosystem health, they will also serve to protect local private land and residences within the Wildland Urban Interface

“I am pleased that we are completing the environmental analysis for the Shasta Agness project. Our community partners and the forest staff have designed a project geared towards community protection from wildfires while improving forest health,” said Forest Supervisor Merv George, Jr. “We all realize our beautiful forest needs upkeep and maintenance and through projects such as this, we will do just that.”

As a result of the planned treatments, the Shasta Agness project will produce approximately 24 MMBF that will contribute to local economics and industry stability. Visit our website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=49607  to review a copy of the Final Decision Notice and project area maps.

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