Reclamation Releases Draft Environmental Assessment for Klum Landing Campground Improvement Project

Media Contact: John Redding, (208) 378-5212
Carrie Hessman, (208) 378-5276

For Release: December 03, 2008

The Bureau of Reclamation has prepared a draft Environmental Assessment for the proposed Klum Landing Campground Improvement Project at Howard Prairie Reservoir about 15 miles east of Ashland, Ore.

The draft EA evaluates a proposed alternative and a no action alternative for the campground in cooperation with Jackson County Parks. The preferred alternative includes campground improvements such as widening and realigning the roadway; modernizing campsites with paved parking spaces; providing water and electricity hookups at some of the sites; and upgrading facilities and additional campsites that are accessible to people with disabilities.

Reclamation administers the Howard Prairie Reservoir and various sections of adjacent land. A portion of the campground also resides on Oregon & California Railroad property that is under the management jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management.

The draft EA is available for review and comment. It can be viewed and downloaded on Reclamation's Pacific Northwest Region website at

A hard copy is also available for review at the libraries listed below: Jackson County, Ashland Branch Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland OR 97520. Jackson County - Medford Branch Library, 205 South Central Avenue, Medford OR 97501 Klamath County Library, 126 South Third Street, Klamath Falls OR 97601

Written comments will be accepted until January 5, 2009. Address written comments to: Bureau of Reclamation, Lower Columbia Area Office, Attn: Jerry Kelso, 1201 NE Lloyd Blvd., Suite 750, Portland OR 97232-1295.

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