February 23, 2006
Contact: Andrew Tkach
BLM Requests Public Input on Route Signs
The Bureau of Land Management’s Worland Field Office is seeking public input on a proposed project that would provide off-highway vehicle (OHV) route signing on about 160 miles of existing BLM public roads between Ten Sleep and Worland, Wyo., with additional loop routes north and south of U.S. Highway 16.
The project would include four kiosks located at portals to the signed routes which would provide user safety, Tread Lightly!, and interpretive information. Wyoming State Trails Program standard signing would be used to delineate routes.
The routes would provide OHV users and mountain bikers access to public lands for scenic riding and enjoyment, and traverse a variety of road conditions and topography. Loops allow for variable riding durations while protecting natural and cultural resources.
The project is in collaboration with the Worland-Ten Sleep Chamber of Commerce and Wyoming State Trails Program. County and municipal routes could be included in the project to provide even greater access. The majority of funding may be provided by the Wyoming State Trails OHV sticker program and by private contributors.
The public is encouraged to participate to help identify the level of analysis needed, alternatives to the proposed action, other issues or concerns that should be analyzed, mitigation opportunities, and any other comments or ideas to ensure the completeness of the analysis.
A copy of the detailed public scoping notice is available at:
BLM - Worland Field Office
ATTN: Jeff Johnson, Project Manager
PO Box 119
Worland, WY 82401-0119
Comments will be accepted through March 23, 2006.