We heard from the public that the Route Reports were confusing and hard to read. To assist hte public in their review, we addressed confusing text and added more explanation to our rationale. You can follow links to an improved version of the Route Report that we hope better explains the agency's rationale.
The Mesa County Commissioners requested we also include a map and route report of routes that were identified for closure to motorized use that Mesa County asserts a recreation vested interest.
A summary of routes provided by Mesa County to BLM follows:
Mesa County Maintained: 245 miles with 245 miles open to the public
(100% of those will remain open to motorized use)
Mesa County Vested Interest Routes: 167 miles with 162 miles open to the public
(97% of those will remain open to motorized use)
Mesa County recreational routes of importance: 1484 miles with 1091 open to motorized use
(74% of those will remain open to motorized use)
NOTE: All routes reflected in our Resource Management Plan were numbered and that mileage is reflected in the 2,375.3 or 59.4% that are set to remain open to motorized travel once the Resource Management Plan is approved.