Document - Main, West Little and North Fork Owyhee National Wild and Scenic Rivers Management Plan

Abstract

This document was created by the Vale District Office of the Bureau of Land Management to establish a comprehensive set of actions to direct and guide future management of the Main, West Little and North Fork Owyhee Rivers. The intent of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, and the primary goal of this plan, is to maintain the free-flowing character of this river system and protect and enhance its outstandingly remarkable values (ORVs). The level of planning of this document provides the framework and authority for site specific or project planning within the river system. This final management plan and environmental assessment (EA) OR-030-92-11 have been revised from the draft management plan and EA. Changes to the format of the document from the draft are significant. In order to assist the reader in finding information more easily, the organization of this final document is described below. Changes brought about by public and interdisciplinary input on the draft focus primarily on strengthening BLM's management role in protecting and enhancing the rivers' outstandingly remarkable values. These changes include clarifying the extended mineral withdrawal on the Main Owyhee, adding grazing utilization levels and other restrictions on grazing within the river corridors, increasing restrictions on recreation use such as requiring boaters to have, in their possession, a firepan and containerized toilet system before launching, incorporating The-Hole-In-The-Ground acquisition (EA OR-03092-44), and increasing the inventory and monitoring programs on all resources especially the ORVs.

Description

A comprehensive set of actions to direct and guide future management of the Main, West Little and North Fork Owyhee Rivers.

Document Information

Filename - Main, West Little and North Fork Owyhee National Wild and Scenic Rivers Management Plan1422.pdf

Size - 7.45MB


Associated Rivers

Owyhee, N. Fork ID
low
00h34m
Owyhee OR
low
00h34m
low
00h34m