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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
 
March 20, 2007
 
In Reply Refer To:
8380 (250) P
 
EMS TRANSMISSION 03/29/2007
Information Bulletin No. 2007-064
 
To:                   State Directors
                        Attn: Recreation Staff
 
From:               Assistant Director, Renewable Resources and Planning
 
Subject:            Publication and Availability of Planning & Managing Environmentally Friendly Mountain Bike Trails under Shamano America Bureauwide
Memorandum of Understanding
 
Under separate cover you will soon receive a copy of a newly published guide book completed in partnership under a Bureauwide Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Shamano Corporation, and the Colorado Plateau Cooperative Education Science Unit. This guide book provides recommended practices for design and management of mountain bike trails as well as methodologies for selected impact data collection and monitoring.
 
The subject publication is not intended to be used as a one-size-fits-all cookbook but should be used as a reference guide to assist in developing local management strategies.   The guide’s suggested assessment and monitoring techniques can also be used to generate science-based data for use in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation regarding mountain bike trail management decisions.
 
This project was based on actions in the BLM’s National Mountain Bicycling Strategic Action Plan (November 2002) for improving on-the-ground management and promoting good stewardship. 
 
Planning & Managing Environmentally Friendly Mountain Bike Trails, summarizes the current research and provides for basic mountain bike trail system management as well as summarizes management practices that have had success in other locations.
 
Copies of the publication are being distributed through the State Office Recreation Program Leads to each Field Office.
 
If you have questions please contactBob Ratcliffe, Division Chief, Division of Recreation and Visitor Services, (WO-250), at (202) 452-5040 or Don Applegate, State Recreation Program Lead, (AZ-931), at (602) 417-9228
 
Signed by:                                                                   
Authenticated by:
Carolyn J. McClellan                                                   
Robert M. Williams
Acting, Deputy Assistant Director                                
Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
Renewable Resources and Planning
 
 

 
Last updated: 10-21-2009