In 1972, President Nixon signed Executive Order 11644 which mandated the designation of routes as either open, closed, or limited on all Public Lands. Route designation is accomplished through a Travel Management Plan (TMP).
The BLM Lake Havasu Field Office (LHFO) began Travel Management Planning in 2006, following the release of the LHFO Proposed Resource Management Plan (RMP), Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and subsequent 2007 Lake Havasu Field Office RMP. Travel Management Planning evaluates and designates both motorized and non-motorized use. When completed, the TMP will include six planning areas encompassing more than 1.3 million acres of BLM-administered public land managed by LHFO.
The first TMP is Bullhead and designated routes in the northern-most part of LHFO, located along the Colorado River near Bullhead City, Arizona, and adjacent to lands in California south to I-40. The Bullhead TMP/EA was completed in March, 2009, and routes have been signed, route maintenance, rehabilitation and naturalizing of closed routes occur as staff, volunteers and funding allow. The second TMP is Havasu which evaluates and designates routes below I-40 in Arizona and California, north, east and south of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, within 5-7 miles above the Bill Williams River.
The BLM welcomes and encourages you to review and comment on the information for each of the six planning areas of the Travel Management Plan. The Comment Form (provided on the right) may be completed and submitted electronically, or printed and mailed to the email or office addresses on the form.
Next Step for the TMP: BLM is holding a Public Open House to request public comment and input on the Havasu TMP area on public land near and around Lake Havasu City, August 18, 2010. The public open house coincides with initiation of the designated route alternatives 30-day public comment period.
Questions or more information? Please contact the BLM Lake Havasu Field Office by Phone: 1-888-213-2582, or Email: Lake_Havasu@blm.gov