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Travel Management Black Canyon Corridor (New River, Black Canyon City, etc)

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pinchel (Rob):

--- Quote from: Hammer (Avi) on May 22, 2017, 10:36:11 PM ---As I said, I read all of that.  So I need to take time out of my schedule to go to a meeting just to find out what the meeting is about?  Sounds shady.

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Yes, attending a meeting might answer questions that were not answered in the 10 plus documents that were posted on the project website. I agree it seems shady the dates an times of the meetings but there is a lot of information, a lot of which I haven't looked at. Bravo for you looking at all of it. You can also contact the project coordinator to ask questions if they are not being answered on the project site.

I think that the letter from the US Department of the Interior explained enough for me to able to answer and submit my comments. I am reviewing the maps and looking at trails that I know I have crossed to see what's different if anything. I think many of the routes on the maps which are not part of the current trails are because people made their own, but if they need to be part of the BLM project to maintain them that's kind of the info they are looking for, same as when we were at the OHV Ambassador / Club Leadership meeting.

pinchel (Rob):
So some of you may just now be hearing about this as this travel management plan is at it's next stage. Well, it's not new news, it's been in the works for some time as you can see I originally posted about this back in May 2017, so it has been a year since their initial approved scope and they have now updated their maps with options for which they are trying to get input.

The BLM can not manage all the trails out there and again, many of them were not marked or put their by a land management office. They were created by those not treading lightly, so keep that in mind when you see trails marked for closure, or limited use. The map covers state, federal, and private lands which the trails cross in and out of. If you were creating a road map of your own, how would you do it based on the fact you have to cross multiple properties belonging to multiple neighbors...and keep it as simple as possible. And make everyone happy...

The BLM representatives are very understanding and want to protect everyone's interests, if you are familiar with the trails they have marked and can speak to them about why or why not they should be altered please do so respectfully.

There are OHV Ambassadors in the club who get to see and hear about the goings on from land management representatives in person, and can be a voice for our fellow offroaders. If there is something we can help with let us know.

Here is the link to the maps, I'd suggest also reading the pdf presentation, it offers a general outline for the feedback they need.

https://blm-egis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=d0029d5a7b754078937512d3c751a52d

PDF Management Plan

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