BLM gives further opportunity to weigh in on off-road trails issue

The public comment period for BLM’s Havasu Travel Management Plan and Environmental Assessment has been extended to October 31, 2010.

“Since our open house on August 18, we’ve received over 500 comments from the public for consideration when we prepare the Environmental Assessment for the Havasu Travel Management Plan,” said Bureau of Land Management Lake Havasu Field Manager Ramone McCoy.

McCoy added that 88 people attended the open house and the BLM received many comments asking for the scoping period to be extended.

The Assessment will evaluate all of the motorized and non-motorized routes of travel and their affected resources in the current inventory of existing routes in the study area. The Assessment will have three transportation route network alternatives designating each route as open, limited or closed. The Havasu Travel Management Planning area generally includes public lands in the Lake Havasu Field Office south of Interstate 40 (both sides of the Colorado River), extending to five to seven miles north of the Bill Williams River.

Maps of the Havasu Unit can be reviewed online HERE or by contacting Myron McCoy, Outdoor Recreation Planner at the BLM Lake Havasu Field Office, 2610 Sweetwater, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406; telephone (928) 505-1216.

Public comments for consideration during the Environmental Assessment preparation need to be postmarked by October 31, 2010. Comments may also be faxed – (928) 505-1208 or emailed to .

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