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:
The Forest Service’s Final Environmental Assessment and Draft Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact are available by clicking the links below:
Additional information about the Soda Bear project is available by clicking on the links below: