Soda Bear

The Soda Bear Project is being prepared under the guidelines in the Healthy Forests Restoration Act (HFRA). The HFRA directs Federal agencies to prepare Environmental Analyses utilizing a collaborative process to implement local community fire protection plans. The purpose of the Soda Bear Project is to reduce hazardous fuels in a portion of the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) that was designated by the Grant County Community Fire Protection Plan and to reduce the severity and risk of the mountain pine beetle epidemic that is located within this portion of the Malheur National Forest.

The Soda Bear Project area refers to approximately 20,774 acres of Malheur National Forest land on the Blue Mountain and Emigrant Creek Ranger Districts located east of Seneca.

BMFP documents associated with our work on Soda Bear are available by clicking on the links below:

Soda Bear Proposed Action -- July 14, 2010.pdf

Soda Bear Proposed Action -- August 4, 2010.pdf

Soda Bear HRV Current Conditions -- June 9, 2010.pdf

2010_8_25_Soda Bear_Subcommittee Interim Report.pdf

Soda Bear Notes Addendum -- August 19, 2010.pdf

Soda Bear Notes Addendum -- August 12, 2010.pdf

Soda Bear Notes -- July 15, 2010.pdf

Soda Bear Notes -- August 12, 2010.pdf

Soda Bear Decisions -- August 19, 2010.pdf

Soda Bear Proposed Alternative Redline -- August 19, 2010.pdf

Soda Bear Proposed Alternative Redline -- August 12, 2010.pdf

Soda Bear Meeting Minutes -- June 18, 2010.pdf

Soda Bear Meeting Minutes -- July 28, 2011.pdf

The Forest Service’s Final Environmental Assessment and Draft Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact are available by clicking the links below:

Soda Bear DN-FONSI.pdf

Soda Bear DN-FONSI Addendum (LRMP Amendments).pdf

Soda Bear EA.pdf

Additional information about the Soda Bear project is available by clicking on the links below:

Franklin-JohnsonJOF ArticleCase StudiesCover.pdf