BLM Open House on Route Inventory for Boulder Travel Management Plan August 24 in Pinedale
Seeks public input on proposed new travel routes on public lands
by Bureau of Land Management
August 17, 2016
The BLM has begun developing its travel management plan for the Boulder, Wyoming area and is seeking public input to make sure the BLM uses the most accurate information to designate travel routes on public lands. This is the first of nine travel plans that will address public access and uses for motorized and non-motorized activities within the Pinedale Field Office.
The initial step in the planning process is to confirm the presence and condition of the roads and trails on record in the BLM inventory. Public participation in the travel management planning process is essential to designating a practical and manageable network of routes used for recreation, ranching and other permitted uses.
"The people of Wyoming have valuable knowledge of existing routes and travel needs in the area," Pinedale Field Manager, Caleb Hiner said. "We look forward to hearing from them over the next several weeks as we strive to create a sustainable road and trail system."
Please provide comments as specific as possible and reference particular routes. The BLM is also seeking information on the publics specific activities, desired experience, potential uses and access needs as we move forward with planning.
There are several ways that the public can obtain information and maps about the Boulder Travel Management Area.
You may visit the project website at: http://tinyurl.com/znkgw5y and view and print detailed maps and information.
You may request maps be mailed to an address or sent by email in a pdf. format.
Detailed maps of the Boulder Travel Management Area and existing routes are available at the BLM office in Pinedale located at 1625 West Pine Street, Pinedale, Wyoming.
You may request Google Earth and Garmin files of the existing route inventory by emailing BLM_WY_PD_Boulder_Travel_Management_Plan@blm.gov
You may call the BLM office at 307-367-5300 and request information as well.
In addition, the BLM will hold an open house on August 24, 2016, to give the public an opportunity to provide comments, share information, and ask questions about the Boulder Travel Management Plan. The open house will be held at the BLM office, located at 1625 West Pine Street, Pinedale, Wyoming, from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Please send your comments and maps to P.O. Box 768, Pinedale Wyoming 82941 or view the maps at the BLM Pinedale Field Office. The closing date for review and comment of the route inventory is midnight of September 18, 2016.
Additional steps in the travel management planning process are:
Public Scoping - Ask the public to identify travel management issues in preparation of an environmental assessment.
Develop different courses of action and travel management alternatives. Analyze potential impacts for each alternative.
Present the decisions and prepare the travel management plan.
Implement the travel management plan including route designations, route maintenance, development actions, route signing, restoration of abandoned routes and other actions.
Please be advised that when you include your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal information in your comments, that your entire comment, including your personal information may be publicly available at any time. While you may request that we withhold your personal information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.