The National Scenic Byways Program
is a grass-roots collaborative effort established to help recognize, preserve and enhance selected roads throughout the United States. Development of a Corridor Management Plan
(CMP) is an integral part of the process for designating National Scenic Byways or All-American Roads based on their archaeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and scenic qualities. The CMP is developed by communities along prospective National Scenic Byways or All-American Roads that outlines how to protect and enhance the byways's intrinsic qualities and character that define the byway corridor. The National Scenic Byway Program is a recognition program only; CMPs are not regulatory documents.
The CMP planning process builds upon existing and new relationships and partnerships with public land management agencies (Forest Service, State Parks, and Bureau of Land Management), CalTrans, local communities, and stakeholders along the byway. The CMP planning effort is a community-based process that includes a series of community workshops providing a forum for discussion, questions and answers, voicing of concerns, and arriving at a common vision for the Palms to Pines Scenic Byway.
A series of five public workshops was held in 2010 and 2011 in three communities along the Palms to Pines Scenic Byway: Idyllwild, Garner Valley, and Pinyon. Notes from these workshops are provided below. Based on discussions and information gathered during these meetings, the Palms to Pines Scenic Byway Corridor Management Plan was completed in 2012. A map of the scenic byway's points of interest accompanies the CMP.
Note: Appendix B, References and Bibliography, is contained in the main plan document. Appendix A can be accessed at the link, above. Appendices C, D and E cannot be made 508-compliant for publishing on the web. You may obtain a CD with these documents included by contacting the BLM Palm Springs - South Coast Field Office at (760) 833-7100.
Workshop I (November 8-10, 2010): Project Introduction; Corridor Management Plan Development; National Scenic Byway; Project Timeline.
Notes from Workshop I
Workshop II ( January 31-February 2, 2011): Identifying Intrinsic Features and Interpretive Themes; How Intrinsic Features and Interpretation Work Together; Transportation and Signing.
Notes from Workshop II
Map of proposed projects from Workshop II
Workshop III (April 5 - 7 , 2011): Identifying Intrinsic Features; Transportation and Signing.
Notes from Workshop III
Workshop IV (May 31 - June 2, 2011): Positioning and Implementation.
Notes from Workshop IV
Workshop V (November 15 - 17, 2011): Next Steps.
Notes from Workshop V
Further information: San Bernardino National Forest's Palms to Pines Scenic Byway CMP Website