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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Arizona Strip Field Office
 
Release Date: 07/30/13
Contacts: Lorraine Christian or Diana Hawks , (435) 688-3200  

BLM public meetings to address travel management on the Arizona Strip


ST. GEORGE – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is working to define where motorized vehicle use should be allowed in the Arizona Strip area and residents are invited to have input during a series of public meetings to review the alternatives and environmental assessment.  The travel management area to be discussed already has a Resource Management Plan, which was completed in 2008. However, specific route designations were postponed while the BLM inventoried and evaluated the existing routes in the Colorado City, Littlefield and St. George Basin areas.

The BLM is tasked with developing a specific travel management plan for the area, using both public input and analysis of natural and cultural resources, safety issues, needed access and possible user conflicts in the area.

Meetings are scheduled for (all meetings are local time):

  • August 13, 2013: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Kaibab Village Community Building in Kaibab Village, Arizona.
  • August 14, 2013: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Dixie Convention Center, 1835 South Convention Center Drive, St. George, Utah.
  • August 15, 2013: 4:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mohave Community College north campus, Room 103, in Colorado City, Arizona.

For more on the Arizona Strip and the travel management plan, visit http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/prog/travel_mgmt/strip_tmp.html



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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Last updated: 07-30-2013