Travel & Transporation Management (TTM) Planning

Travel and transportation are an integral part of virtually every activity that occurs on BLM-administered public lands within the LSFO. Recreation, management of livestock, wildlife, and commodity resources, rights-of-way, access to private inholdings, maintenance of electronic sites, and the day-to-day management and monitoring of BLM parcels all rely on effective travel management planning.

Travel management includes all forms of transportation, including travel by foot, horseback, and mechanized vehicles such as bicycles as well as the numerous forms of motorized vehicles from two-wheeled (motorcycles) and four-wheeled all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) to cars and trucks.

The LSFO has been broken into areas and an intensive route inventory was begun in 2012. This inventory is being conducted by both on-the-ground observation and GIS analysis of imagery. This inventory is expected to continue through the summer of 2016.

As per the 2011 RMP Revision ROD, "All areas not managed as open, closed, or limited to designated roads and trails (992,780 acres) will be managed as limited to existing roads and trails until road/trail designation is initiated through the transportation planning. Area designations where OHV use is limited to existing routes will only apply until comprehensive transportation planning occurs, at which point OHV use will be limited to designated routes.

Areas limited to existing roads and trails will be prioritized for transportation planning, eventually leading to designation of roads and trails across the entire LSFO (Appendix F). BLM will continue to sign and maintain the existing road system."

Check back frequently for future updates.


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The latest...

The Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office would like to express our sincere appreciation for your recent participation in our Public Open House for Travel Management Area 1 (TMA1). Please rest assured that the comments you provided will be carried forward into the route by route analysis phase. If you have not provided your feedback yet, the comment period closes on March 26, 2016.

We are working closely with our cooperating agencies and the project contractor to finalize the criteria and we anticipate our next public scoping meeting will be held in April. We will keep you posted as we firm up the date, time and location.

We have determined our next planning area (TMA2) will consist of Units 3, 4, 6 & 8. This includes the Powder Wash, Big Gulch, Seven Mile & Great Divide units. The area consists of 846,473 acres and approximately 44% (369,707 acres) of the surface is managed by BLM. This ties in nicely with the work being done in TMA1. The area lies directly east, continuing over to Highway 13 while staying north of Highways 40 & 318.
 
We will be completing our inventory in this area over the summer and will once again be seeking your input on routes we may have missed. We have completed approximately 1,100 miles of inventory at this time.

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We would like to recognize Colorado State Parks and Wildlife for providing Colorado OHV Grant funding to support our Travel Management Planning efforts.

The OHV Grant Funds have been and will continue to be essential for supporting route inventory efforts throughout public lands managed by our field office.

A portion of these funds will also be used to support route evaluation planning efforts.  Overall planning efforts will determine the sustainability of the inventoried routes.


**UPDATE**

We have entered the public commenting phase for our first travel management area (TMA1).  This area includes parts of Hiawatha, Vermillion Basin, Sand Wash and Little Bears Ears.  This includes units 2, 7 & 9 from the list below.  Please click here to view the TMA1 information.


Click here to view the South Routt area information Click here to view a detailed map of the Cold Springs area Click here to view a detailed map of the Hiawatha area Click here to view a detailed map of the Powder Wash area Click here to view a detailed map of the Big Gulch area Click here to view a detailed map of the North Routt area Click here to view a detailed map of the Seven Mile area Click here to view a detailed map of the Sand Wash area Click here to view a detailed map of the Great Divide area Click here to view a detailed map of the Bears Ears area Click here to view a detailed map of the Diamond Mountain area Click here to view a detailed map of the Browns Park area Click here to view a detailed map of the Douglas Mountain area Click here to view a detailed map of the Cross Mountain area Click here to view a detailed map of the Axial Basin area Click here to view a detailed map of the Williams Fork area Click here to view a detailed map of the Elk Springs area Click here to view a detailed map of the South Routt area
Inventory Status

Unit
Number

Unit Name

GPS Miles
Inventoried

1

Cold Springs 

In Progress

2

Hiawatha
(see Unit 1 information)

296.04

3

Powder Wash

 193.75

4

Big Gulch

In Progress

5

North Routt

In Progress

6

Seven Mile

In Progress

7

Sand Wash
(see Unit 1 information)

340.81

8

Great Divide

In Progress

9

Bears Ears
(see Unit 1 information)

125.43

10

Diamond Mountain

In Progress

11

Browns Park

240.84

12

Douglas Mountain

102.97

13

Cross Mountain

In Progress

14

Axial Basin

In Progress

15

Williams Fork

In Progress

16

Elk Springs

In Progress

17

South Routt

In Progress


Public input will be critical to developing a comprehensive inventory of all the routes currently existing on public lands. 

We are seeking your assistance and comments throughout the entire process.  Please submit your written comments to:

Outdoor Recreation Planner
Little Snake Field Office
455 Emerson Street
Craig, CO  81625

Be sure and include your contact information for future consultation.  Let us know if you would like to be added to the mailing list for this project in order to receive mailings and notifications.



Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comments, be advised that your entire comment -- including your personal identifying information -- may be made publicly available at any time.  While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.


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