Resource Management Plans

Alan Majchrowicz

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Bobcat

Bobcat

Found only in North America, where it is the most common wildcat, the bobcat takes its common name from its stubby, or “bobbed,” tail. The cats range in length from two to four feet and weigh 14 to 29 pounds. Bobcats mainly hunt rabbits and hares, but they will also eat rodents, birds, bats, and even adult deer.

Latin name: Lynx rufus fasciatus

 

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Helen Harbin, ONDA Board Member

Helen Harbin, ONDA Board Member

“I connect with Oregon’s high desert through my feet, my eyes, my sense of smell, and all the things I hear. Getting out there is a whole body experience.” Supporting ONDA, Helen says, not only connects her with wild landscapes, but is also a good investment. “I felt like if I gave them $20, they might squeeze $23 out of it.”

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Durlin Hicock, Alice Elshoff Award winner

Durlin Hicock, Alice Elshoff Award winner

“Protecting public land is part of my spiritual being. It’s central to my identity to be in wilderness and to see it protected.” Durlin is proud to protect public lands for future generations, saying, “The highlight of my childhood was our family’s weekend outdoor trips. I look forward to my grandchildren having similar experiences outside in their lifetimes, and it wouldn’t be possible without ONDA.”

What is the Southeastern Oregon RMP?

The Bureau of Land Management creates Resource Management Plans for planning areas to guide their decision-making about the lands they manage.

Following two decades of successful advocacy and precedent-setting legal action led by ONDA, in 2018 the BLM is working on the Southeastern Oregon Resource Management Plan Amendment (SEORMP).

The process will create the blueprint for how nearly 5 million acres in southeastern Oregon — including beloved places in the Owyhee Canyonlands like Leslie Gulch, Three Forks and Birch Creek — are managed.

For public lands advocates, getting involved in the Resource Management Planning process is one of the most important opportunities to shape how lands are managed for decades to come. This process provides the chance to help protect sage-grouse habitat, determine where off-road vehicles can and cannot travel, and protect wild desert places to camp, hike and bird.

Three main issues – Lands with Wilderness Characteristics, Off-Road Vehicle and Travel Management, and Livestock Grazing – will be addressed in the SEORMP process.

Understand these and you’ll have the background to provide substantive input that the BLM needs to consider.

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