The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Hassayampa Field Office has issued a press release announcing that it will hold two public meetings to gather input on the draft Black Canyon Corridor Travel Management Plan. The plan encompasses Black Canyon City, Mayer, New River and Dewey-Humboldt in Yavapai and Maricopa counties.
Under the Proposed Action, approximately 211.6 miles (42%) of the travel network would be designated as “open,” 186.4 miles (29%) would be designated as “limited” and 107.5 miles (21%) would be designated as “closed.” These designations apply to the BLM portions of travel routes only and do not affect the status of routes on non-BLM lands.
May 2nd, 6 – 8 p.m.
Deer Valley Community Center, 2001 W. Wahalla Lane, Phoenix, AZ
May 3rd, 6 – 8 p.m.
Mayer High School (old library), 17300 E. Mule Deer Dr., Spring Valley, AZ
At the open house-style meetings, maps of the travel network alternatives will be available for review and BLM staff will be available to answer questions and receive comments.
The 30-day public comment period is from April 23rd until May 22nd.
Stakeholders are encouraged to submit comments online. Comments may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to (623) 580-5580 or mailed to Hassayampa Field Office, 21605 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85027.
BLM Press Release
Draft Black Canyon Corridor Travel Management Plan and Maps
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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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