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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Boise District BLM
 
Release Date: 10/20/10
Contacts: MJ Byrne, 208-384-3393 or 208-871-1992    
  TJ Clifford, 208-384-3459    

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. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 10-31-2013