North Kaibab Releases Travel Management Proposed ActionThe North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest has completed its motorized travel management proposed action.
Mar 26, 2010
North Kaibab Releases Travel Management Proposed Action
Date: Mar 24, 2010 Fredonia, Arizona
Contact(s): Patrick Lair, 928-643-8172
FREDONIA, Ariz. – The North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest has completed its motorized travel management proposed action and is now releasing those documents in order to gather public feedback on its proposal to designate a system of roads, trails and areas for motorized use.
The proposed action documents and accompanying maps are viewable on the Kaibab National Forest website at http://fs.usda.gov/kaibab. They can be found by clicking on the “Land & Resources Management” link on the left side of the screen, and then clicking on the “Projects” link, and scrolling down to “North Kaibab Travel Management Project” in the “Developing a Proposal” section.
The district will also host two public involvement meetings in the coming weeks to discuss the substance of the district’s proposal and to solicit feedback from interested members of the public.
The first meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. (Utah) on Tuesday, March 30, in the commons area of the Kanab Middle School at 690 S Cowboy Way. The second meeting will be held from noon to 8 p.m. (Ariz.) on Tuesday, April 13, in the North Kaibab Ranger District office at 430 S Main Street in Fredonia.
The proposed action was developed by district staff in accordance with the 2005 Travel Management Rule, as enacted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which stipulates that every national forest and grassland must designate a system of roads, trails and areas for motorized use. Implementation of the rule will also affect motorized dispersed camping and retrieval of downed big game animals. The current proposal contains a list of forest roads recommended by the district to be open or closed to motorized use.
Public comments play an essential part in the development of a motorized roads system. All interested parties are encouraged to attend one or both of the public meetings to learn about the district’s proposal and submit comments on any relevant aspect. Comments become part of the official project record and are reviewed by planners when developing the preliminary environmental assessment, which is expected to be released sometime this fall.
For additional information, please contact Public Affairs Specialist Patrick Lair at (928) 643-8172.