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  • Access to BLM fuels reduction areas in the Klamath Falls Resource Area is limited to few roads in good travel condition. Many of the access roads, both system and non-system, are in poor condition due to rocky and/or seasonally wet ground conditions, requiring seasonal travel restrictions to prevent high impacts from rutting and erosion. Applying aggregate surfacing material to BLM roads is one of the most common methods used to reduce (but not necessarily eliminate) road impacts to soil and hydrology resources. Often this surfacing method involves complicated design criteria and high dollar expenditures. This project will improve existing road surfaces, and construct new temporary access routes, with a layer of juniper chips. Juniper chip surfacing is anticipated to provide improved access to fuel treatment zone (FTZ) units for BLM administrative and contractual needs. The improved surfacing will also benefit the public by providing access to FTZs for approved small quantity woodcutting purposes. Further reducing or possibly eliminating the potential erosion impacts associated with standard road maintenance and construction is anticipated to be an advantage of this surfacing technique. No soil excavation will occur as a part of this project’s operational design. This is a pilot project designed to explore the feasibility, both economic and environmental, of utilizing juniper chips as a road surface improvement and construction material for access needs. Juniper chip road application may prove to be a productive use of biomass resulting from mechanical fuels reduction operations within dense Western Juniper stands. Currently, this downed vegetation is piled and burned in order to remove it from the landscape.
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