BLM seeking input on Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument trails
UKIAH, Calif. — The Bureau of Land Management Ukiah Field Office will host a second virtual Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument Trails and Travel Management Planning Workshop on Wednesday, April 21, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Similar to the first workshop, the public will be able to use an online map and survey tools to help the BLM build a database of existing trails and routes within the monument, understand how each route is used and the amount of use.
During the workshop, the BLM will provide an overview of public input received to date, summarize the points of interest identified on the interactive map, explain the travel management planning process and timeline, as well as highlight the additional public input still needed. Travel Management Planning can help the BLM provide better access to public lands, improve route connectivity to ensure a more enjoyable experience, increase efficiency and reduce impacts to the environment.
The BLM Trails and Travel Management Planning Workshop will focus on identifying existing routes and is designed to engage stakeholders and members of the public about the vision for travel management at the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument. The plan will be important for designating a wide variety of roads and trails for motorized, non-motorized and non-mechanized recreational opportunities. This summer, when scoping begins for an environmental assessment, the public will have an opportunity to propose new routes within the monument.
The BLM and Mendocino National Forest co-manage the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument and believe partnerships and inclusion are vital to managing sustainable, working public lands. This workshop and associated planning efforts are specific to travel management on public lands administered by the BLM within the monument.
To participate in the workshop, please register at least 30 minutes prior to the event at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5815845177969242640. Please contact us for reasonable accommodations to participate. For specific questions, please contact Rebecca Carr Wong at 707-468-4023 or BLM_CA_BSM_NM@BLM.gov.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $111 billion in economic output across the country in fiscal year 2019—more than any other agency in the Department of the Interior. These activities supported more than 498,000 jobs.