BLM seeks input for Henry Mountains and Fremont Gorge Travel Management Plan

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RICHFIELD, Utah – Today, the Bureau of Land Management released preliminary travel network alternatives for the Henry Mountains and Fremont Gorge Travel Management Plan. This release previews the proposed alternatives and precedes a comment period for an associated draft environmental assessment expected to be released in the coming months. 

When complete, the plan will designate routes as open, limited, or closed for off-road vehicles across 1.7 million acres and more than 2,200 miles in remote areas of Garfield and Wayne counties in southern Utah.

“A final travel management plan will help ensure the agency provides appropriate motorized public access while protecting resources and minimizing conflicts between user groups,” said Richfield Field Office Manager David Mortensen. “Public input in this decision-making process will help us consider a wide range of potential options.”

The public input period is expected to close June 10, 2024. Please register for a virtual public meeting scheduled for May 28, 2024, at 6 p.m., where BLM will discuss the travel management area, planning process, proposed alternatives, and how to provide written comments.

More information, planning documents, and static and interactive maps with proposed route designations are available at the BLM National NEPA Register. Written comments may be submitted through the “Participate Now” option at the BLM National NEPA Register (preferred) or delivered to Attn: Henry Mountain Fremont Gorge TMP, Bureau of Land Management, 150 East 900 North, Richfield, UT 84701.

For more information on the travel management planning process, please call 435-865-3000.