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March 29, 2007
Contact: Andrew Tkach

BLM Seeks Public Input on Motorized Travel Plan

The Bureau of Land Management Worland Field Office is seeking public input on the Hyattville Travel Management Plan which affects travel on the western slope of the Bighorn Mountains between the Alkali Road and the Hyattville Logging Road.

The plan recommends allowing motorized vehicle use on mapped roads only. Mapped roads provide reasonable motorized access to public lands, and traverse a variety of terrain and road conditions. The plan also recommends prohibiting trailblazing and traveling on cattle and wildlife trails, which causes erosion, destroys archaeological resources, and interferes with "fair chase" and other aspects of lawful hunting.

The public is encouraged to participate to help ensure the completeness of the analysis, such as alternatives to the proposed action, additional issues that should be analyzed, and mitigation opportunities.

Two public meetings will be held: Thursday April 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Hyattville Community Center, 308 S. Main St., Hyatteville, Wyo. and Monday April 16 from 11 to 4 p.m. at the BLM Worland Field Office, 101 S. 23rd St, Worland, Wyo.

Project documents and maps can be found at: http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/wfodocs/HyattvilleTravel.html. Comments will be accepted through May 1. For more information please contact Aaron Kania, Project Manager, e-mail: Worland_WYMail@blm.gov.