IDAHO - BLM to Hold Open Houses on Travel Management Planning

Share on Facebook
March 05, 2014 11:10 PM

IDAHO - BLM to Hold Open Houses on Travel Management Planning

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Cottonwood Field Office is in the early stages of evaluating travel routes across the field office. Due to the expanse of the field office, two planning zones have been established -- North and South. The first zone to be analyzed is identified as the "North Zone Travel Management Plan." This area can generally be described as all BLM-managed lands within Clearwater, Latah, Nez Perce and Lewis counties and continuing south into Idaho County to include Slate Creek on the Lower Salmon River. The North Zone has been subdivided into three travel management units -- Craig Mountain, Clearwater and the Joseph Plains.

Information regarding the "North Zone Travel Management Plan" project, including maps and a comment form, are available online at: http://blm.gov/jqld.  
 
During the Travel Management Planning (TMP) process, the field office will verify the existing route inventory on BLM-managed lands; identify access needs and current uses; identify administrative uses (range, timber, mining, agency); determine types of use (i.e., motorized or non-motorized); and classify special resources affected --such as wildlife, riparian or cultural.
 
In order to provide information about the process and solicit feedback from the public, the field office will host three public meetings in an open-house format. Public input about the project is important in helping develop an environmental assessment (EA) for a Travel Management Plan.   

Public open houses will be held at the following locations: 

February 11, 2014
3:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Clearwater Region Idaho Fish and Game
3316 16th St.
Lewiston, ID 83501

February 12, 2014
3:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Nez Perce National Forest Supervisor's Office
104 Airport Road
Grangeville, ID 83530

February 13, 2014
3:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Clearwater National Forest Supervisor's Office
12730 Highway 12
Orofino, ID 83544

Public comments regarding the project will be accepted through March 14, 2014. Comments can be submitted in writing to: CFO TMP Team, Cottonwood Field Office, 1 Butte Drive, Cottonwood, ID 83522 or submitted through email to: blm_id_nztravelmgmtplan@blm.gov.
 
For additional information regarding the North Zone Travel Management Planning Project, please contact Judy Culver at (208) 962-3256.

Thanks in advance and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.

Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 107

 

The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) is a national non-profit organization that champions responsible recreation and encourages a strong conservation ethic and individual stewardship, while providing leadership in efforts to keep outdoor recreation alive and well -- all sports; all trails.  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.BlueRibbonCoalition.Org

_______________________________________________________

As a non-profit, grassroots organization funded primarily by membership dues and donations, we greatly appreciate your support. Visit http://www.sharetrails.org/make-a-difference-now to help fund our efforts to protect your trails!

  

April 28, 2016 4:01 PM
NEVADA - Land Use Update on BLM's Moon Rocks/Hungry Valley OHV Area
The BlueRibbon Coalition/Sharetrails.org was recently contacted by some of our members who heard rumors that a land transfer bill, H.R. 2733, may include portions of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Moon Rocks/Hungry Valley OHV Area near Reno, Nevada. And, that said transfer would result in the closure of the OHV area. BRC contacted both the BLM and Congressional Representatives to ascertain if, in fact, there were any impacts to legal OHV
April 28, 2016 10:17 AM
Red Rock Ranger District Seeks Public Comments On Soldiers Pass Motorized Use Pr
The Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest is asking for public comments as it prepares an Environmental Assessment (EA) to evaluate revising management of motorized use on the Soldiers Pass Road near Sedona, Arizona. Soldiers Pass Road is located northwest of Sedona and consists of Forest Service roads 9904, 9904B and 9904C. Together, these roads total approximately 1.2 miles in length. The purpose of this proposal is to
April 25, 2016 11:01 AM
Public Input Sought on BLM Little Rockies Travel Management Plan
The Bureau of Land Management Malta Field Office is seeking public input about the Little Rockies Travel Management Plan. The BLM is looking for input on motorized vehicle, off-highway vehicle, snowmobile and non-motorized transportation uses on public lands in the Little Rockies Travel Management Planning Area of Phillips County. The 30-day scoping period began on April 5, 2016, and will end May 4, 2016. Maps of the current management plan
[Action Alerts Archive]