Roseburg BLM Timber Sales
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The Roseburg District of the Bureau of Land Management is entrusted with managing
the public forests in Douglas County from the edge of the National Forest in the
cascade mountains, west to the towns of Elkton and Camas Valley in the coastal mountain
range. Roseburg BLM is divided into two areas: the Swiftwater Resource Area (northern
half), and the South River Resource Area (southern half). BLM has traditionally managed
our public forests for the best interest of industry, helping to push wildlife, like
native fish species, to the brink of extinction. Since the regulations of the Northwest
Forest Plan began in 1995, they are now only supposed to maintain or restore our
watersheds. Let's see how they are doing.
Roseburg BLM Subjects
South Umpqua River Watershed Project clearcutting old growth near Days Creek.
Dickerson Heights timber sale: Logging old-growth at the expense of owls and murrelets.
South Myrtle Creek Regeneration Harvest: A new proposal that combines the former Class of '98 and Upper South Myrtle sales.
What-a-Gas timber sale: A proposal to clearcut log 125 acres of old-growth in the Calapooya Creek area.
- Déjà vu timber sale: Salvage logging of live trees following the Bland Mountain II Fire.
Green Thunder timber sale: This massive sale has resurfaced after a prior cancellation.
Can Can Revised EA timber sale: 520 acres of mature and old growth clearcutting near Canyonville and Azalea.
- Diet Coq timber sale: Located north of Camas Valley, presents two definitions of "restoration."
- Cow Catcher timber sale: Judge Hogan ruled in favor of clearcutting 146
acres of mature and old-growth forests.
- Cooper Creek Reservoir: Your favorite place to
boat. It all got cut.
- Silver Butte Mine: Partially on Roseburg BLM
land, threatens Riddle's water supply.
- Industrial/BLM land exchange: ULEP once threatened
Smith River's oldest public forests.
Fertilizing: Roseburg BLM was stopped.
1999 sales proposed, all stopped by Rothstein, 5/01.
- IBLA Judges stops BLM timber sales.
Landslides at Right View: BLM logs unstable slopes.
Watson Mountain: Near Glide.
Pipeline: Cutting our backyards near Yoncalla
Bell Mountain timber sale: Near Elkton
Ragu: In Camas Valley, the ax is stopped.
Loose Laces and Cow Catcher: In the municipal watershed
Can Can: South of Canyonville, adjacent to I-5.
1998 sales (all
- Sugar Pine: Cutting old-growth for restoration
Cobble Creek: Proposed clearcut in cathedrial ancient
forest near Glide.
Christopher Folly: Proposed clearcut in Canton Creek Key
Class of '98: one mile outside of Myrtle Creek.
Emile: Little River Watershed, near Glide.
Pine Creek: East of Sutherlin.
1997 sales sold, but most stopped.
- Diamondback: Public Ancient Forest
destruction 11 miles from Sutherlin.
Red Top: Clearcutting in a Key Watershed (this
one got cut).
South Myrtle Timber Sales planned for next 10 years.
1996 and 1995, all cut except Broken Buck.
- Right View Timber Sale Protest: Two women
sit in forest canopy.
Broken Buck Timber Sale: Logging on landslide
Landslides in Brush Creek: BLM supplied "stream
improvement" logs from our LSR.
Summit Creek Clearcut: A photo
essay about clearcutting in a Smith River LSR.
Yellow Creek: Another prime
LSR clearcut photo essay.
Kernel John Deforestation: Milo's Watershed.
Olalla Wildcat Timber Sale: A
surprise rider sale given to Sun Studs.
Louis Weaver Deforestation: Some sold in
'96, some yet to be sold.
Dead Middleman Deforestation: Other green Salvage sales given to D.R. Johnson.
Old Dillard Deforestation: Old-growth
clearcut of 5.6 mmbf near the town of Winston.
- Four Gates: Riparian reserves clearcut.