|Abstract or Summary
- Commonly known as the "Northwest Forest Plan".
- The Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management propose to adopt coordinated ecosystem management direction for the lands they administer within the range of the northern spotted owl. This Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SETS) presents as alternatives the options, with slight modifications, developed by the Forest Ecosystem Management Assessment Team and presented in their report: Forest Ecosystem Management: an Ecological, Economic, and Social Assessment. The alternatives identify land allocations and management direction for forests on lands administered by the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. The alternatives respond to the underlying needs of managing substantial parts of these forests for late-successional and old-growth conditions, and for a predictable and long-term supply of timber. The preferred alternative is Alternative 9. For the Forest Service, this SEIS will supplement the Final Environmental Impact Statement on Management for the Northern Spotted Owl in the National Forests (January 1992) through the addition of 10 new alternatives and the disclosure of their environmental impacts. For the Bureau of Land Management, this SEIS will also supplement the Draft Environmental Impact Statements for the Draft Resource Management Plans for the Coos Bay, Eugene, Medford, Roseburg, and Salem Districts, and the Klamath Falls Resource Area of the Lakeview District in Oregon; the King Range National Conservation Area Management Plan; and the Final Environmental Impact Statements for the Resource Management Plans for the Arcata and Redding Resource Areas of the Ukiah District in California; through the addition of 10 new alternatives and the disclosure of their environmental impacts. Except as otherwise specified, the management direction in the Record of Decision for this SEIS will supersede the management direction contained in existing plans for the specific resources and the areas that are identified in this SEIS.