Travel Management & Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Program.
Highlights of the Rule
On June 8, 2006, Forest Service Chief Dale Bosworth approved the agency's schedule for implementation of the travel management rule. The schedule will guide local efforts to designate those roads, trails, and areas open to motor vehicle use through a collaborative travel planning process emphasizing public involvement and coordination with state, local, and tribal governments. The schedule also contains important information on the current status of travel planning on each national forest and grassland across the country. Learn more.
Resource Management Plans
For an overview of BLM’s Resource Management Planning: BLM Arizona manages approximately 12.2 million surface acres of public land, and realizes that public involvement is critical. The land-use planning process, which allows the public to get involved in the process, gives BLM employees a blueprint about how the public land should be managed. BLM Arizona's mission is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the public land, and land-use planning is a vital area of involvement.
Involvement by everyone, who are interested in the public lands, will help ensure that the best overall possible plan is developed. Learn more about BLM's Land Use Planning.
Travel Management Planning
BLM identifies its transportation system through interdisciplinary assessments and analysis. Official route designation (roads, primitive roads and trails) occurs with the completion of a Travel Management Plan (TMP). TMPs contain management objectives, prescriptions, and actions that explain how identified transportation systems and associated lands are to be managed and used to meet public needs.
In Arizona, Districts and Field Offices utilize a systematic, analytical tool known as the Route Evaluation Process. It was developed by Advanced Resource Solutions in the early 2000s, while BLM was designating portions of the California Desert District. Along with public input, this process allows staff to review and analyze existing and proposed route network alternatives, while studying effects on critical natural and cultural resources. Results are reviewed by the public, prior to official designation and issue of the TMP. Learn more about BLM's Travel Management Planning.
BLM Field Offices:
State Trails Plan 2010
Arizona State Parks is mandated to prepare a state trails and off-highway vehicle trails plan every five years. The final version is done. Learn more about State Trails Plan 2010