BLM Burglarized, Reward Offered

MARCOLA, Ore. — The Bureau of Land Management is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to arrest, conviction and the recovery of items stolen from a maintenance facility near Marcola. A few of the items stolen include off-road motorcycles, a generator, a pressure washer, tools and a ladder. In all, the stolen items are … Continue reading »

Volunteers Needed for River Clean Up

BANDON, Ore. – The Bureau of Land Management is looking for volunteers interested in helping clean up the New River Area of Critical Environmental Concern. Volunteers will help remove noxious weeds, stack wood and plant dune grass seeds. Those who have canoes or kayaks can bring them to the event to help clean trash from … Continue reading »

Wetland Restoration Taking Longer

EUGENE, Ore. — Not far away from the controlled burn in West Eugene, another restoration process was underway Tuesday. Crews were still out in the West Eugene wetlands, cleaning and restoring the area after the Bureau of Land Management cleared illegal campers out of the area. That was weeks ago. Crews have been cleaning up … Continue reading »

Controlled Burn Planned for This Week

EUGENE, Ore. — Fire crews will be setting fire to the west Eugene wetlands this week for a controlled ecological burn. However, they need to wait for a day when weather conditions are just right so that nearby homes won’t be endangered. The Bureau of Land Management says burns like this one improve the habitat … Continue reading »

Neighbors Support BLM Clean-up

EUGENE, Ore. — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has just barely begun the clean-up and restoration process at the west Eugene wetlands, but neighbors still had a lot to say about what has been going on in their own backyard. While the wetlands are now completely clear of illegal campsites, neighbors said they still … Continue reading »

BLM Begins Clean-Up

EUGENE, Ore. — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) started the clean-up process in the west Eugene wetlands on Thursday. Crews got started a day late, but didn’t lose any time trying to get things ready for restoration. Crews are hoping to clear out about 40 different campsites within the next two weeks. Clean-up was … Continue reading »

Cows Graze to Help Deer

SUTHERLIN, Ore. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) plans to use cattle to graze land withing the North Bank Habitat Management Area (NBHMA). The grazing of the 1,176 acres will remove thatch and stimulate new growth, to improve forage for the Columbian white-tailed deer. Test grazing started in December 2011 and showed encouraging results, … Continue reading »