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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Lake Havasu Field Office
 
Release Date: 10/20/10
Contacts: Mike Brown, (928) 718-3756    

BLM Travel Management Planning Comment Period Extended Again


Lake Havasu City, Ariz. -The public comment period for the Havasu Travel Management Plan and Environmental Assessment has been extended an additional four months to February 28, 2011. 

“Since the public comment period started in August, we’ve received over 1,200 comments 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.  

“Many people requested we extend the deadline so that winter visitors have a chance to comment and participate in the process as well,” McCoy added. “The Mohave County Board of Supervisors and Lake Havasu City elected officials also requested more time at recent meetings with BLM.”  

McCoy concluded that the additional time will also allow BLM to look at routes that people have commented about or feel that BLM missed during the inventory process. Particular attention will be given to dry washes as they must be inventoried and mapped to be included in the trails network.  

The Environmental 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 at http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/fo/lake_havasu_field.html 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 February 28, 2011. Comments may also be faxed – (928) 505-1208 or emailed to lake_havasu@blm.gov.


The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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