Route Inventory and Evaluation

A Route Inventory of existing routes was completed in 2006, and provides the foundation for this unit of the TMP. The inventory mapped existing road and trail networks, route conditions, facilities, improvements, and public use areas accessed by the routes (range and wildlife improvements, recreation activity areas, gates, fences, trailheads, and other features). Inventory procedures were designed to collect information necessary for planning and management of the area.

The following tools and procedures were used for the inventory: aerial photography, ground and data collection with global positioning system (GPS) equipment, and documentation of route conditions. Routes identified in the inventory were later evaluated to identify designation alternatives for developing the comprehensive travel management plan.

Route Evaluation Tree Process