BLM Seeks Public Comment About Travel Plan, Schedules Open House
HAILEY, Idaho (KLIX) – The Bureau of Land Management would like your input on a recently launched travel management plan in the Wood River Valley.
You’re also invited to an open house about the topic, scheduled from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 27 at the Community Campus, 1050 Fox Acres Rd., Hailey.
According to the BLM:
In 2010, the Shoshone Field Office initiated the North Highway 20 Travel Management Plan. The effort was put on hold in 2012, but BLM is now reinitiating a TMP for public lands within the Wood River Valley.
The area covered by the plan has been limited from the initial North Highway 20 management plan to include public lands north of Highway 20, south of the Lake Creek Trailhead, west of Willow Creek and east of the Little Wood River and has been renamed the Wood River Valley TMP.
The plan is a comprehensive approach to travel and transportation planning that includes recreational, traditional, authorized, commercial, educational and other travel scenarios, as well as various federal, state, tribal and local government access needs.
These plans consider all forms of motorized and non-motorized access or use, such as foot, pack stock or animal-assisted travel, mountain bike, off-highway vehicle and other forms of public transportation.
Can’t make the open house?
Visit the BLM ePlanning Project website to review the plan and submit comments. Hard copies of the scoping package and maps will also be available on and after July 27 at the Shoshone Field Office, 400 West F Street; and the Twin Falls District Office, 2878 Addison Ave.
Comments are welcome throughout the planning process, the BLM says, but most helpful if they’re received by Sept. 29.