Welcome to the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Associated Documents section of the Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project (ICBEMP) website. The EIS and associated documents section was developed to provide you the opportunity to view or download the documents associated with the EIS.

EIS & Associated Documents

FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT (December 2000)
The Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) and the proposed decision are available. The release of the Final EIS initiated a protest process that began on December 15, 2000 and ended January 16, 2001.

To view or download the Final Environmental Impact Statement documents, click on the following:

Final EIS Documents - Available to view or download are the following:

  • Instructions, detailed instructions on how to navigate through the PDF files.
  • FEIS , this file contains the Dear Reader Letter, Abstract and links to all other portions of the Final EIS including the Table of Contents, List of Acronyms, Chapters 1-5, Glossary, Literature Cited, Index, and Appendices 4, 6, 7, 9, 12, 15, 17a, and 18
  • Proposed Decision , this file contains the Proposed Decision and links to the Table of Contents, List of Acronyms, Glossary, Literature Cited, and Index.

    REPORT TO CONGRESS ON THE INTERIOR COLUMBIA BASIN ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT PROJECT (April 26, 2000)
    The report to the Congress on the Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project is available in Adobe Acrobat portable document format (.pdf ). It was released for public comment during the public comment period for the Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project's Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)

    To view or download the report to Congress, click on the following:

  • Report to Congress on the Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project


    SUPPLEMENTAL DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT(March 2000)
    The Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Supplemental Draft EIS), which outlines three management alternatives for 63 million acres of public land in eastern Oregon and Washington, Idaho and western Montana, is available.  The Supplemental Draft EIS supplements the Eastside and Upper Columbia River Basin Draft EISs released in June 1997.

    To view or download the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement, click on the following:

    Supplemental Draft EIS - Available to view or download are the following:
  • Summary,
  • Volume 1 containing Chapters 1-5,
  • Volume 2 containing the "attached" appendices, and
  • the unattached appendices (1, 2, 8b, 13b, 15, and 17b).

    We accepted comments on the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement through July 6, 2000.

    DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS (May 1997)
    As a result of direction provided by President Clinton in July 1993, the USDA Forest Service and USDI Bureau of Land Management prepared two draft Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) outlining strategies for ecosystem-based management within the Columbia River Basin. The Project's geographic area for the two draft EISs encompassed more than 240 million acres in the interior Columbia Basin, Upper Klamath Basin, and portions of the Great Basin. The Project responded to several critical broadscale issues including, but not limited to, forest and rangeland health, listing of Snake River salmon and other plant and animal species pursuant to the Endangered Species Act, potential listing of steelhead trout and bull trout as threatened or endangered, species associated with old forest structure, economies or rural communities, and treaty and trust responsibilities to American Indian Tribes.

    To view or download the Draft Environmental Impact Statements, click on the following:

  • Eastside Draft EIS- (approximately 1300 pages) The Eastside planning area encompasses approximately 30 million acres of land administered by the USDA Forest Service or USDI Bureau of Land Management in eastern Oregon and eastern Washington. Volume 1 contains a summary and Chapters 1-5.  Volume 2 contains Appendices.  All maps, figures and tables are embedded within the PDF files.

  • Upper Columbia River Basin Draft EIS - (approximately 1300 pages) The Upper Columbia River Basin planning area encompasses approximately 42 million acres of land administered by the USDA Forest Service or USDI Bureau of Land Management in Idaho, western Montana and Wyoming, and northern Nevada and Utah. . Volume 1 contains a summary and Chapters 1-5.  Volume 2 contains Appendices.  All maps, figures and tables are embedded within the PDF files.

    Considering All Things: Summary of the Draft Environmental Impact Statements (May 1997) (approximately 60 pages) This is a reader's guide to the Draft Environmental Impact Statements. It provides a brief discussion about the purpose of the project, ecological integrity, alternative development, environmental consequences, and implementation.


    Economic and Social Conditions of Communities (February 1998) The Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project completed and released a report on the economic and social conditions of several hundred communities in the Pacific Northwest. The report contains an analysis of the economic and social conditions of communities in a 144 million acre region addressed in the Draft Environmental Impact Statements. The analysis provides additional data on economic and social conditions and impacts based on the management alternatives presented in the Draft EISs and standardized industry category data, such as agriculture, wood products manufacturing, and mining.

    "This report has been published in response to the need identified by the Eastside Coalition of Counties and in the 1998 Interior Appropriations Bill for a more complete characterization of communities and effects," said Martha Hahn, Chairperson of the Project's Executive Steering Committee. "In order to get a more complete picture of these communities, it was necessary to look at them at the community level in addition to the basin-wide level portrayed in the Project's Scientific Assessment and Draft EISs."

    To view or download the Economic and Social Conditions of Communities report, click on the following:

    Economic and Social Conditions of Communities - (approximately 125 pages)


    Disclaimer - The following documentation is provided as a courtesy to the individuals and organizations interested in reviewing and commenting on the proposed strategies for ecosystem management on lands administered by the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management in the inland northwest. These are official government documents. Using this information for other than its intended purposes is prohibited.

    The use of trade, firm, or corporation names is for information and convenience for the reader. Such use does not constitute an official endorsement or approval by the U.S. Department of Agriculture or U.S. Department of the Interior of any product or service to the exclusion of others that may be available.

    To order a copy of any of the above reports free of charge, provide your mailing address and the document name to one of the following:

    ICBEMP
    c/o BLM Idaho State Office
    1387 S. Vinell Way
    Boise, ID 83709-1657
    (208) 373-3859


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