Travel Management Rule requires forests to designate of roads, trails, and areas for motor vehicle use. View our presentation!!! Highlights of the Rule
- The rule requires each national forest or ranger district to designate those roads, trails, and areas open to motor vehicles.
- Designation will include class of vehicle and, if appropriate, time of year for motor vehicle use. A given route, for example, could be designated for use by motorcycles, ATVs, or street-legal vehicles.
- Once designation is complete, the rule will prohibit motor vehicle use off the designated system or inconsistent with the designations.
- Designation decisions will be made locally, with public input and in coordination with state, local, and tribal governments.
- Designations will be shown on a motor vehicle use map.
- Use inconsistent with the designations will be prohibited.
Travel Management Planning has been in process for a long time and we have asked you to make comments at critical points. We joined with other conservaton organizations to provide extensive comments on the plans.
Travel Management for the Apache-Sitgreaves was ready to implement last summer. The Wallow Fire raged through the forest just before this implementation. Since then, Travel Management has been on hold.
- Paddy Creek and Little Creek: Two drainages included in our citizen’s wilderness proposal.
- Antenna Ridge Drainage and Rogers Reservoir: Two fragile riparian areas.
- Meadow Near Pinetop Destroyed, FS 9721S Los Burros Trail in Danger of Becoming an ORV Trail
You have made a difference in the plan by all of your letters and comments! Together we will strive for the best possible management plan for the Apache-Sitgreaves.