BLM Pinedale holds open houses for the Boulder Travel Management Plan
30-day public scoping begins March 1, 2017 and ends April 1, 2017.
by Bureau of Land Management
February 24, 2017
The Bureau of Land Management Pinedale Field Office will host two open houses for the public to participate in the public scoping process for the Boulder Travel Management Plan (TMP). The plan intends to designate travel routes for BLM-managed lands southeast of the Boulder, Wyoming area. The first open house will be held on March 15, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Pinedale Field Office, located at 1625 West Pine Street, Pinedale, Wyoming 82941. The second open house will be held on March 16, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Boulder Community Center, located at 304 Adams Street, Boulder, Wyoming 82923.
The travel management plan will implement transportation management decisions from the Pinedale Resource Management Plan (RMP). BLM staff is seeking public input for the following questions as part of the public scoping process of this TMP:
• Are there any routes within the Boulder travel management area that you would like to see improved?
• Are there any routes that you would like to see added?
• Are there routes that you believe are unnecessary or redundant?
• What are your experiences in the area regarding over-the-snow use?
• How do you feel is the best way to sign and delineate open and closed routes?
• Do you feel that wildlife is adversely impacted by Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) use in the area?
• How do you feel is the best way to manage routes in and around riparian areas?
• Is there adequate access to maintain water developments and manage livestock?
The BLM will use input from written comments, previous and upcoming open house meetings, existing route inventory and other data to build the alternative actions to be analyzed in the Boulder TMP Environmental Assessment. Input from BLM staff and cooperating agencies will also be used in the planning process.
The 30-day public scoping begins March 1, 2017 and ends April 1, 2017.
The BLM will accept written comments by mail or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or to: Attention: Boulder TMP, P.O. Box 768, Pinedale, Wyoming 82941. Comments will be most useful if received by April 1, 2017.
The written comments received during the public scoping process may be published as part of the environmental analysis process. All comment letters received, including names and addresses of respondents, may be published as part of this process. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name or address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your written comment. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals representing organizations or businesses, will be made available for public inspection in their entirety.
We welcome your participation in this process. Please contact the BLM Pinedale Field Office at 307-367-5300 to request additional information regarding the Boulder Travel Management Plan.