North Kaibab to hold Travel Management meeting in Page, Ariz.
Date: Apr 9, 2010
Contact(s): Patrick Lair, (928) 643-8172
FREDONIA, Ariz. Ė The North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest will host an additional public meeting to discuss its motorized travel management proposed action, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 19, in the Page Library, at 479 S. Lake Powell Boulevard in Page, Ariz. Anyone with an interest in motorized access on the Kaibab Plateau is encouraged to attend.
The district held one public meeting in Kanab, Utah, on March 30 and will host an all-day travel management open house from 12 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13, in the North Kaibab Ranger District office at 430 S. Main Street in Fredonia. The purpose of the meetings is to gather public feedback on the districtís 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, or go directly to the documents by typing http://fs.usda.gov/goto/kaibab/nkrd_tm into the browser address bar.
The proposed action was developed to meet public and administrative access needs in accordance with the 2005 Travel Management Rule, as enacted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The rule stipulates that every national forest and grassland must designate a system of roads, trails and areas for motorized use. Implementation of the rule will partly affect motorized dispersed camping and retrieval of downed big game animals.
The district wants to understand what routes are important to forest users. All interested parties are encouraged to attend one or both of the public meetings to learn about the districtís proposal and submit comments. The comments become part of the official project record and are considered 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.