Attend Public Meetings for the Draft Buckeye Hills Travel Management Plan!

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Lower Sonoran Field Office has published the Buckeye Hills Draft Travel Management Plan (TMP). The proposal designates approximately 680 miles of motorized and non-motorized routes on BLM-managed lands in Pinal and Maricopa Counties, Arizona. Proposed motorized designations on the planning area are as follows:

• Open to all use (OHV Open) – 324.6 miles (48% of total route network)
• Limited to authorized use (OHV Closed) – 80.5 miles (12% of total route network)
• Limited based on vehicle type; hiking allowed (OHV Limited) – 55.5 miles (8% of total route network)
• Limited to non-motorized use (OHV Closed) – 63.1 miles (9% of total route network)
• Closed to all use (OHV Closed) – 155.6 miles (23% of total route network)

Public Meetings
BLM has scheduled two public meetings to gather input on the draft TMP:

April 18th, 6-8 p.m.
Buckeye Community Center, 201 E. Centre Ave., Buckeye, AZ

April 19th, 6-8 p.m.
Copper Sky Recreation Complex, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Maricopa, AZ

Comments
Comments on the draft TMP must be submitted by May 8th. Comments may be submitted by email: buckeyehills@blm.gov; or by mail: Lower Sonoran Field Office, 21605 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85027.

Additional Info
Draft TMP, Maps and Related Documents

BLM Press Release

For further information, please contact Erich Schow, Outdoor Recreation Planner, Lower Sonoran Field Office, at buckeyehills@blm.gov or at (623) 580-5500.

About ARRA

Americans for Responsible Recreational Access (ARRA) was formed to ensure that Americans are not arbitrarily denied the right to responsibly experience and enjoy the public lands that belong to the citizens of the United States. The members of ARRA, which include horseback riders, personal watercraft users, off-highway vehicle and snowmobile riders, and vacationing families, have joined together to provide input on decisions regarding land use designation, recreation opportunities, and preservation. Its members seek responsible consideration of competing activities, which are based on sound environmental principles.

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