California Native Plant Society

Forestry Program

BLM Western Lands EIS

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has initiated an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the conservation and restoration of vegetation, watershed and wildlife habitat treatments on public lands administered by its staff in the western United States, including California.

In a news release dated 10/12/01, BLM indicates that understory thinning and weed control are proposed.  It mentions that "brush and other plants" have accumulated and need to be reduced to reduce fire load.  CNPS needs to pay close attention to this EIS to make sure that the native flora receives proper protection.

If you would like to help comment on this EIS, please contact your regional CNPS federal forests coordinator for details.

On November 8, 2001, Oregon Natural Desert Association wrote a comment letter on this EIS.


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