U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Boise District BLM
|Release Date: 10/20/10|
BLM Schedules Four Public Meetings for West Owyhee Travel Management Plan
BOISE, ID – The public is invited to four meetings hosted by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Boise District Office (BDO) to discuss the development of a Travel Management Plan (TMP). The TMP will address all motorized routes on public lands in the portion of Owyhee County lying west of the Bruneau River, outside of wilderness areas.
The plan is required by the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009. When the Jarbidge Resource Management Plan has been completed, a TMP will be developed for the area east of the Bruneau River.
Meetings will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 PM at the following locations:
· October 27, 2010 BLM Boise District Office, 3948 Development Ave, Boise, Idaho
· November 4, 2010 Nampa Civic Center, 311 Third St South, Nampa, Idaho
· November 9, 2010 Rimrock High School, 39678 State Hwy 78, Grandview, Idaho
· November 10, 2010 Owyhee Historical Museum, 17085 Basey Street, Murphy, Idaho
At the meetings, the public may review baseline route inventory maps to help BLM ensure the most accurate route information is used during the planning process. Attendees will also be asked to identify issues of concern that they would like to see addressed in the TMP. The meetings will be in an open house format, with maps of the area displayed.
Individuals having questions about the meetings may contact TJ Clifford, BLM outdoor recreation planner, at 208-384-3459.
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. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
|Last updated: 10-20-2010|
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