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Comments and Appeals of Federal Actions

Goshawk Watching Goshawk Watching Us, photo by Marilyn Miller Listed below are links to Juniper Group and Oregon Chapter Sierra Club comments and appeals on Federal projects and management plans. These cover a variety of issues, including logging sales, fuels reduction projects, off-highway-vehicle trail mapping, grazing rights leases, and long range management plans. Many off these are actions that are in progress, so there may be future documents posted. Additional information on many of these issues can be found in the appropriate Federal office web page listed on the Federal Areas Issues page.

All of the links below are "PDF" files that you will need Acrobat Reader to open. It is a free download if you don't already have it installed: Acrobat Reader. Some of the documents below contain lists of attachments to the document which are not available on this web site. Contact Larry Pennington for copies of these documents.

2014

Ochoco Summit Trail System Project Objection, April 28, 2014, filed jointly with Wild Earth Guardians/Wildlands CPR, Oregon Wild, and Cascadia Wildlands
Wolf Fuels and Vegetation Management EIS Comments, March 3, 2014

2013

Rocket Vegetation Management Project EA Comments, November 21, 2013
McKay Fuels and Vegetation Management Project DEIS Comments, April 29, 2013
Ochoco Summit Trail System Project DEIS Comments, March 25, 2013
BMW Fuel Break Scoping Comment, March 14, 2013
Sunriver Pathway EA Comments, January 11, 2013

2011

Ogden DEIS Comments, September 6, 2011
Galena Forest Health Project DEIS Comments, May 9, 2011
Popper Vegetation Management Project Scoping Comments, January 28, 2011, submitted jointly with Oregon Wild

2010

Oct - Dec

West Bend Scoping Comments, December 30, 2010
Three Trails OHV DEIS Comments, November 15, 2010, filed jointly by Bend Backcountry Alliance, Cascadia Wildlands, Gaia Ki, Sierra Club, League of Wilderness Defenders-Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project, League of Wilderness Defenders--Cascadia's Ecosystem Advocates, Oregon Wild, Wildlands CPR, and Winter Wildlands Alliance.

July - Sept.

Newberry Geothermal Lease Comments, July 30, 2010
Meadow Lakes Travel Management Scoping Comments, July 12, 2010, filed jointly by American Hiking Society, Cascadia Wildlands, Cascadia's Ecosystem Advocates, Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project, Oregon Chapter Sierra Club, Oregon Wild, Sand Mountain Society, Wildlands CPR, and Oregon Historic Trails Advisory Council.
Canyon Appeal Withdrawal Letter, July 12, 2010

Apr - Jun

Cobbler II DEIS Comments, June 10, 2010, submitted jointly by Oregon Chapter Sierra Club, Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project, and Hells Canyon Preservation Council
Canyon ROD & FEIS Appeal, June 4, 2010
Upper Beaver Appeal Withdrawal, June 2, 2010
Newberry Geothermal Wells Appeal, May 26, 2010
Blue Mountain Forest Plan Comments, May 28, 2010, filed jointly by Hells Canyon Preservation Council, Oregon Chapter Sierra Club, Oregon Wild, Oregon Natural Desert Association, The Lands Council, BARK, Planeto Azul, and Wildlands CPR
EXF ROD and FEIS Appeal, May 7, 2010, filed jointly by the Oregon Chapter Sierra Club, Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project, and Cascadia Wildlands
Upper Beaver FEIS Appeal, April 23, 2010
Wildcat II EA Comments, April 21, 2010, filed jointly by Oregon Chapter Sierra Club, Hells Canyon Preservation Council, Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project, and Cascadia Wildlands
Newberry Geothermal Project Exploratory Wells EA Comments, April 16, 2010, filed jointly by Oregon Chapter Sierra Club, Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project, and Cascadia Wildlands
Damon HFRA Project Decision Objection, April 14, 2010, filed jointly by Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project, Grant County Conservationists, and Oregon Chapter Sierra Club

Jan - Mar

Lookout Mountain Prescribed Burn Scoping Comments, March 20, 2010
Bear Valley Creek Fish Habitat Comments, March 19, 2010
Suttle Lake Fish Passage Comments, March 18, 2010
Cobbler II EIS Scoping Comments, February 24, 2010, submitted jointly by Oregon Chapter Sierra Club, Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project, and Hells Canyon Preservation Council
Whychus Creek Management Plan EA Comments, February 24, 2010
Mill Creek (Cox, Craig, Old Dry Creek) Grazing Allotments Comments, February 16, 2010
Ogden Scoping Comments, February 10, 2010
Rudio Highlands Comments, February 10, 2010
Canyon DEIS Comments, January 28, 2010
Destination Resort Remapping Comments for BOCC Hearing, submitted by Juniper Group to Deschutes Board of County Commissioners on January 20, 2010
Wildcat II Scoping Comments, January 7, 2010, submitted jointly by Oregon Chapter Sierra Club, Hells Canyon Preservation Council, and Blue Mountain Biodiversity Project

2009

Oct - Dec

Cobbler II Scoping Comments, December 16, 2009, submitted jointly by Oregon Chapter Sierra Club, Hells Canyon Preservation Council, and Blue Mountain Biodiversity Project
Deschutes/Ochoco/CRNG Travel Management Draft EIS Comments, December 8, 2009, co-authored by American Hiking Society, Cascadia Wildlands, League of Wilderness Defenders - Blue Mountain Biodiversity Project, Oregon Chapter Sierra Club, Oregon Natural Desert Association, Oregon Wild, and The Wilderness Society
Idaho Power B24 Transmission Line Comments, December 7, 2009
Cline Buttes Recreation Area Plan EA Comments, December 4, 2009, co-authored by Oregon Wild and Juniper Group Sierra Club
Newberry Geothermal Project Plan of Exploration Comments, November 30, 2009
Bend Parks and Rec. Goose Management Comments, November 11, 2009
EXF/Pringle Falls Draft EIS Comments, October 30, 2009
West End OHV Project EA Appeal, October 9, 2009, submitted jointly by Oregon Chapter Sierra Club, League of Wilderness Defenders - Blue Mountain Biodiversity Project, Grant County Conservationists, and Oregon Wild

Jul - Sep
Swale C&H Grazing Allotment Scoping Comments, September 22, 2009
Wallowa-Whitman Travel Management Plan DEIS Comments, September 17, 2009, submitted jointly by Hells Canyon Preservation Council, The Wilderness Society, American Hiking Society, The Lands Council, Oregon Wild, Wildlands CPR, Oregon Chapter Sierra Club, Oregon Natural Desert Association, and Gifford Pinchot Task Force
Deadlog Vegetation Management Project Draft EIS Comments, September 15, 2009
Farley Vegetation Management Project Appeal to Regional Forester, September 11, 2009
Farley Appeal Statement
Farley Appeal Figures 1-10
Farley Appeal Declaration of Richard H Waring, 9-10-2009
Farley Appeal Declaration of Jonathan J. Rhodes, 9-11-2009
West Tumbull Objection Withdrawal, September 9, 2009
Flank Vegetation and Fuels Management EA Comments, August 31, 2009
Big Summit Cluster Grazing Allotment DEIS Comments, August 27, 2009
West Tumbull HFRA Objection, August 7, 2009
Jane HFRA Project EA Comments, August 7, 2009
Met Fuels Reduction Project, August 7, 2009
Deschutes/Ochoco/Crooked River National Grasslands Invasives DEIS Comments, August 7, 2009
Brock Grazing Allotment EA Comments, July 30, 2009 issued by Hells Canyon Preservation Council and submitted jointly with Oregon Chapter Sierra Club and Blue Mountain Biodiversity Project
Mirage Scoping Comments, July 28, 2009, submitted jointly with Blue Mountain Biodiversity Project and Hells Canyon Preservation Council
Sparky Danger Tree Project Final Comments, July 27, 2009
Cobbler Timber Sale Appeal Revised Exhibits submitted July 6, 2009
Cobbler Timber Sale Appeal to Regional Forester, July 2, 2009, submitted jointly with Blue Mountain Biodiversity Project and Hells Canyon Preservation Council

Apr - Jun
Lookout Mountain Prescribed Fire Project Comments, May 28, 2009
Lava Rock OHV EIS Scoping Comments II, May 6, 2009, submitted jointly with Blue Mountain Biodiversity Project and American Hiking Society
Wildcat Project Appeal to Regional Forester, April 24, 2009
BLT Appeal Settlement Letter, April 23, 2009
Galena Scoping Comments, April 9, 2009
Damon Wildland Urban Interface Project Comments, April 2, 2009

Jan - Mar
Three Trails Revised OHV Scoping Comments, March 26, 2009
Canyon Project EIS Comments, March 20, 2009
Sparky Danger Tree Comments, March 20, 2009
BLT Appeal to Regional Forester, March 10, 2009
Three Trails OHV Scoping Comments, March 2, 2009
Big Summit Grazing Allotment Comments, February 2009
Cobbler Timber Sale EA Comments, February 2009
Lava Rock OHV Project Comments, February 2009
Brock Grazing Allotment EA Comments, February 2009
Umatilla OHV Draft EA Comments, February 2009, authored jointly by American Hiking Society, Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project, Grant County Conservationists, Oregon Chapter Sierra Club, and Oregon Wild
John Day Resource Management Plan Comments, January 2009, authored by ONDA and submitted jointly with Oregon Chapter Sierra Club, Oregon Wild, and Western Watersheds Project

2008

Oct - Dec
Burn and Crystal Springs Appeal Withdrawal, December 2008
BLT Project DEIS Comments, November 2008
Bridge Creek Fire Danger Tree Abatement Project Comments, November 2008
Van Allotment Appeal, November 2008
Burn and Crystal Springs Allotment EA Appeal, October 2008
South Bend HFRA Objection Agreement and Withdrawal, October 2008
Knox Hazardous Fuels / Forest Health Project EA Comments, October 2008
Dads Creek Objection Withdrawal, October 2008
Snow Fuels Appeal Resolution, October 2008
Farley Vegetation Management Project Draft EIS Additional Comments, October 2008
Farley Vegetation Management Project Draft EIS Comments, October 2008
Dads Creek Wildland Urban Interface Project Objection, October 2008

Jul - Sep
Newberry Geothermal Project Comments to Oregon DOE, September 2008
East Maury Appeal Withdrawal, September 2008
Snow Fuels Project Appeal, September 2008
Five Buttes Summary Judgment Opinion, September 2008
Burn and Crystal Springs Grazing Allotment Management Plan EA Comments, September 2008
Van Grazing Allotment EA Comments, September 2008
Otter Fire Salvage Project Appeal, August 2008
East Maury Fuels and Vegetation Management Project Appeal, August 2008
Egley Fire Restoration Project EA Comments, August 2008
Whychus Creek Management Plan Comments, August 2008
Monument Fire Salvage Recovery Project CE Appeal, August 2008
Balance Objection Withdrawal, July 2008
Balance Thinning and Fuels Reduction Project EA Objection, July 2008

Apr - Jun
West Tumbull HFRA Scoping Comments, June 2008
Sugar Bowl and Otter Salvage Projects Preliminary Decision Comments, June 2008
Deschutes/Ochoco/CRNG Travel Management Plan Draft EIS Scoping Comments, June 15, 2008
East Maury Fuels and Vegetation Management Project Additional DEIS Comments, June 2008
East Maury Fuels and Vegetation Management Project DEIS Comments, June 2008
Thorn-Egley Settlement General Press Release, May 2008
Thorn-Egley Settlement Conservation Press Release, May 2008
Thorn-Egley Settlement, May 2008
GW Fire Timber Salvage Project Comments, May 2008
Egley Fire Recovery Project Comments, May 2008
EXF/Lookout Mountain/Pringle Falls Experimental Forest Project Comments, May 2008
Deadlog Vegetation Management Scoping Comments, May 2008
BLT Vegetation Management Comments, April 2008
Thorn Fires Salvage Project Appeal, April 2008
Five Buttes Timber Sale Appeal, April 2008
Snow Fuels EA Comments, April 2008

Jan - Mar
Umatilla NF Monument Fire Comments, January 2008
Deschutes NF Oz Comments, January 2008
Malheur NF Dans Creek Blowdown Comments, January 2008
Sunriver Healthy Forests Restoration Act Comments, January 2008

2007

Newberry Geothermal Appeal, November 2007
GW Fire Salvage Project Comments, November 2007
Wallowa-Whitman NF Travel Management Plan Scoping Comments, November 16, 2007, authored by Hells Canyon Preservation Council and submitted jointly with American Hiking Society, Oregon Chapter Sierra Club, Grant County Conservationists, Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project, and Oregon Wild
Sugar Bowl and Otter Fire Salvage Project Comments, November 2007
Woodside Ranch Fire Comments, November 2007