GENERAL FACTS

Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project     March 2000


- Protecting Ecosystems

- Restoring Deteriorated Ecosystems

- Providing Multiple Benefits for People within the Capabilities of Ecosystems

Area Affected:

- portions of 7 states and 100 counties

- 22 affected tribal governments

- some of the most diverse ecosystems in the nation

- headwaters of the Columbia River System and parts of Klamath and Great Basins

- portions of 4 states and 93 counties

- 25 million acres BLM total

- 38 million acres NFS total;

- 20% of all Forest Service administered lands in the United States

- 9% of all BLM administered lands in the United States

- 50% of all lands in the interior Columbia River Basin

- 11.3 million acres of  Wilderness and Wilderness Studies Areas in the project planning area

- 16 million acres of "potentially" roadless area (1000 acres or larger areas of none/very low road density excluding congressionally designated wilderness)

- 104,087 miles of streams (1:100,000 scale)

Administrative Units Affected:

- 23 National Forests

- 9 BLM Districts

Plan Amendment Expectations: