Glade Run Recreation Area Management Plan
The BLM Farmington Field Office has prepared a preliminary Resource Management Plan Amendment/Environmental Assessment (RMPA/EA) for the Glade Run Recreation Area (GRRA) Recreation and Transportation Management Plan (R&TMP). This is a second public review and comment period for this planning effort. Comments provided during the first review period in early 2013 were utilized to craft this preliminary RMPA/EA. Additional information related to scoping comments or the 2013 comment period can be found in the Scoping Report and the RMPA/EA, respectively.
Over the past several decades, the public has increasingly relied on public lands to provide for motorized and non-motorized recreational opportunities. Advances in vehicle technologies and rapid population growth in the west have often out-paced agency planning and the ability to effectively manage visitor use. Balancing public use and enjoyment of public lands along with protection of important resources requires more active and effective management. The overall goal(s) of this planning effort is to provide the public with a range of recreation opportunities, promote visitor safety, protect public land resources, and designate appropriate use of the roads and trails within the planning area.
A Dear Reader Letter, preliminary RMPA/EA, Route Comparison Table, and KML files (for use with GoogleEarthTM) are available for review under the Planning Documents tab. These documents are available for a second review period lasting 15-days, from February 6, 2014, and ending February 20, 2014.
You are invited to review the preliminary RMPA/EA and associated documents and provide written comments, which will be used to prepare the final Glade Run Recreation Area Recreation and Transportation Management Plan. Comments can be sent to:
BLM Farmington Field Office
Attn: Janelle Alleman
6251 College Blvd., Ste. A
Farmington, NM 87402
(Please include GRRA R&TMP in the subject line)
All comments must be postmarked on or before midnight on February 20, 2014.
Your comments are important and will be considered in the final environmental analysis process. Please note that public comments submitted for this review, including names, e-mail addresses, and street addresses of the respondents will be available for public review and disclosure at the above address during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), Monday through Friday, except holidays.
Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish us to withhold your name, e-mail address, or street address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this plainly at the beginning of your written comment. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public inspection in their entirety.