NOTICE OF TIMBER SALE TIMBER FOR SALE, UNITED STATES DEPARMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT. ORAL AUCTION OR SEALED BIDS as hereinafter designated will be received by the District Manager, Bureau of Land Management, 1717 Fabry Road, S. E., Salem, Oregon 97306, at 9:00 am Pacific Time, on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, for all timber marked or designated for cutting. Before bids are submitted, full information concerning the timber, the conditions of sale and submission of bids, including appraised prices per species, should be obtained from the above District Manager. The right is hereby reserved to waive technical defects in this advertisement and to reject any or all bids. The United States reserves the right to waive any informality in bids received whenever such waiver is in the interest of the United States. This sale notice, first published on June 30, 2017 constitutes the decision document for purposes of protests and appeals, under 43 CFR Subpart 5003 – Administrative Remedies. Protests of any sale listed below must be filed in writing within 15 days after the first publication of this notice. The regulations do not authorize the acceptance of protests in any form other than a signed, written hard copy that is delivered to the physical address of the advertising BLM office. As such the original signed protest must be received by the close of business 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time on the 15th day of the protest period. Protests of the Tillamook Field Office decisions should be delivered to Karen Schank, Field Manager, at 4610 3rd Street, Tillamook, OR 97141. This timber sale is in conformance with the Salem District 1995 Resource Management Plan, as amended. The project is consistent with the 2001 ROD and Standards and Guidelines for Amendments to the Survey and Manage, Protection Buffer, and other Mitigation Measures Standards and Guidelines, as incorporated into the District Resource Management Plan. The Three Rivers project utilizes the December 2003 species list, which incorporates species changes made as a result of the 2001 through 2003 Annual Species Reviews (ASR) with the exception of the red tree vole. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in KSWC et al. v. Boody et al., 468 F3d 549 (9th Cir. 2006) returned the red tree vole to its status as existed in the 2001 ROD Standards and Guidelines, as a Category C species throughout its range. TILLAMOOK FIELD OFFICE IN COLUMBIA COUNTY: OREGON: O&C: ORAL AUCTION:THREE RIVERS: All timber designated for cutting on certain Federal lands in Secs. 31 & 33, T. 5 N., R. 3 W., Will. Mer., estimated for the purpose of this sale to be 3,468 M bd. ft. No written bid for less than $978,588.20 will be considered. Minimum deposit with written bid is $97,900.00. Publish 06/30, 07/07/2017. SCS15904700

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Publication: OPC Legals

Section: OPC Legals

Start Date: 06/30/2017

End Date: 07/07/2017