The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has issued a notice that it is seeking public comments on its environmental assessment (EA) relating to a proposed 364-mile OHV trail system primarily in Rio Blanco County, Colorado. It is important for OHV enthusiasts to stay involved in the public lands management planning process by submitting comments to BLM!
BLM states that the proposed Wagon Wheel West OHV Trail System includes 220 miles of existing county roads, 141 miles of BLM routes, and 3 miles of new trail across private land. The EA’s focus is on the BLM routes. This proposal is part of Rio Blanco County’s trails master plan, which seeks to increase trail system-based recreation in the county. In 2016, the County received an OHV grant from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department to implement the Wagon Wheel West proposal.
Comments are due December 31, 2017. Comments may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org; or to: BLM, White River Field Office, 220 East Market St., Meeker, CO 81641.
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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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