BLM seeks input on preliminary environmental assessment for resource management plan amendment, E-bike use within Campbell Tract
Public Comment Period runs September 13 through October 13
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - In keeping with the Department of the Interior's goal to promote public land stewardship, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will release for a 30-day public comment period a preliminary environmental assessment (EA) for resource management plan amendments and E-bike use on the Campbell Tract (CT), a 730-acre Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA) in Anchorage. Comments will be accepted through October 13.
The EA analyzes the impacts of amending the Ring of Fire Resource Management Plan (RMP) Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) designation and revision of the supplementary rule to address electric bicycle (E-bikes) use on the CT SRMA. Additionally, the EA analyzes the impacts of implementing a Travel Management Plan for the trail system on the CT SRMA.
“Changes in recreation technology and the interconnected nature of the Campbell Tract with adjacent park lands require clarification and another look at how we manage these lands,” said Stolf Short, Outdoor Recreation Planner. “We’re going to focus specifically on E-bikes and a plan with route designations. This will allow us to keep our management practices current with electric vehicle technology and a seamless recreation experience with adjacent park lands.”
During the comment period the preliminary EA will be available for review online at the BLM National NEPA Register project webpage. Comments can be submitted online through the How to Get Involved tab on the project webpage or via mail (addressed to “Attn: Campbell Tract OHV Designation Amendment, Anchorage Field Office, 4700 BLM Road, Anchorage, AK 99507”).
Bureau of Land Management, Anchorage Field Office, 4700 BLM Rd, Anchorage, AK, 99507
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.