The BLM's new interactive map
tool that contains Lake Havasu Field Office's Alternative Route Networks
for the Bouse and Cactus Plain Travel Management Areas is now
available. This interactive map also contains a commenting feature, see
"Comment Maps" below.
According to Bureau of Land Management Natural Resources Specialist, Jen House, the BLM Lake Havasu Field Office has scheduled a public meeting on the Havasu Travel Management Plan for Wednesday, February 6th, from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Lake Havasu City Nautical Inn.
They are supposed to present the full Travel Management Plan along with the Environmental Assessment (EA). This meeting will also begin the 60-day public comment period. Also, the BLM will have the documents and updated maps available on their websitebeginning February 6, 2013.
The 60-day public comment period will run from February 6 - April 7, 2013. Comment forms will be available at the Open House and online at the same website as above. These forms can be submitted, via mail or email, to the address listed on the form.
Note: Currently, there are comment forms and maps available on the website, but they are not the most accurate. The website will be updated by February 6th.
It's important for everyone interested in area off-roading to attend this meeting to show collective support. If there are any updates or date/time changes, we will notify you be e-mail as soon as they are available.
Off-road enthusiasts updated on BLM’s plan
"More than 150 area residents" gathered to hear about progress on a BLM plan plan "for regional trails, washes and 'primitive roads'" and "expanded access for their off-road vehicles."BLM Arizona's Havasu travel management plan "covers 217,000 acres of public land ... including a bit on the California side ... The Bureau already has listened to the concerns of residents about including trails in its plan that weren't previously listed and have made updates reflecting that, said Jen House, natural resources specialist with the Lake Havasu Field Office. Since discussions of the Havasu plan began, 94.5 miles of off-road vehicle trails have been added, House said." Read More
The Director’s Protest Resolution Reports analyze each unique or summarized protest issue statement received on each individual BLM Proposed Resource Management Plan to determine whether the State Director followed established procedures, considered relevant information in reaching proposed decisions, and whether the proposed decisions are consistent with the applicable statutes, regulations, and BLM policy.
The following Director’s Protest Resolution Reports are available for online viewing or download.
Federal Appeals Court issues sweeping ruling overturning fees for parking, trail use, dispersed camping, and scenic overlooks!
In a press release issued March 1, 2012, the US Forest Service said they will continue to charge recreation fees that were recently ruled illegal by a unanimous decision in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.