Coos Bay FY 2009 fire line construction categorical exclusion review

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Title: Coos Bay FY 2009 fire line construction categorical exclusion review
Author: United States. Bureau of Land Management. Coos Bay District
Abstract: Categorically excludes fire line construction project in support of slash disposal operations. The topography and terrain often dictate where the location for fire lines is most beneficial. The checkerboard ownership pattern often necessitates that an adjacent landowner locate fire lines on neighboring BLM lands. Fire lines would be strategically located on both BLM and privately owned lands thus maximizing prescribed fire managers opportunities to safely contain and control the prescribed burn. Proper location of fire lines will reduce the chances of an escaped fire and thereby help to reduce potential impacts to watershed resources in the general area of the burn operations. Seasonal restrictions may be required to minimize impacts to T&E species, as outlined in the current Biological Opinion. Fire lines would be cleared of vegetation to a width of eight (8) feet. Within the fire line the fire trail would be cleared to mineral soil to a width of three (3) feet. Water bars would be constructed across all fire trails following the slope guidelines below. Water bars would consist of a six inch deep trench oriented at a 30- to 45-degree angle with respect to the fire line. Water bars would extend approximately six inches beyond the width of the fire trail.
Description: 4 pp. Various locations throughout the Coos Bay District. Captured January 14, 2009.
Date: 2008-10-11

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