S. Utah - N. ARIZONA - BLM Announces Public Meetings To Address Travel Management on the Arizona Strip

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August 06, 2013 4:09 PM

S. Utah - N. ARIZONA - BLM Announces Public Meetings To Address Travel Management on the Arizona Strip

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM), Arizona Strip Field Office is (finally) completing the long awaited travel management on the popular, scenic and very rugged Arizona Strip. BLM has invited folks to attend meetings and review the various alternatives.

Now... many of you might be experiencing a bit of "deja vu," asking yourself, "didn't BRC blast a bunch of action alerts about this years ago?"

Your memory is correct! Our last alert on this was back in 2001. The planning process has been very slow going. As is often the case, it takes years for the BLM to conduct their planning processes.

Indeed, as far back as 2006 OHV advocates (from USA-ALL, BRC and the Tri-State ATV Club) expressed concern regarding the BLM's Resource Management Plan and their route inventory, which was supposed to be used in this process. At that time we were concerned because the inventory was focused on roads, leaving out many popular ATV and single track trails.

But now is our chance! We hope folks will stop by the BLM offices and take a look at the maps. If your favorite road or trail isn't on the preferred Alternative, it is likely it will be closed!

Here is the list of the meetings: (all meetings are local time):

August 13, 2013: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
at the Kaibab Village Community Building in Kaibab Village, Arizona.

August 14, 2013: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
at the Dixie Convention Center, 1835 South Convention Center Drive, St. George, Utah.

August 15, 2013: 4:00 p.m. to 6 p.m.
at the Mohave Community College north campus, Room 103, in Colorado City, Arizona.

BRC will be reviewing the Environmental Assessment (EA) and consulting with local OHV groups - as soon as we can locate the documents on the BLM's website, or they call us back (please don't ask). Once we give the plan a good look, we'll blast an update with more info.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.

Thanks in advance for your support,

Brian Hawthorne
Public Lands Policy Director
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 102 

The BlueRibbon Coalition is a national recreation group that champions responsible recreation, and encourages individual environmental stewardship. With members in all 50 states, BRC is focused on building enthusiast involvement with organizational efforts through membership, outreach, education, and collaboration among recreationists. 1-800-BlueRib - www.sharetrails.org
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