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BLM Seeks Public Input on Arizona Route Designations

Phoenix, Ariz. - Interested in helping to designate your favorite route? Get involved and share your thoughts on which routes on public lands should be designated for Off-Highway Vehicle use, or set aside for your hiking pleasure.

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking your input to develop a comprehensive Travel Management plan for roads and trails on public lands in Central Arizona. Your vision will help determine where to best provide connectivity for increased recreational value, with minimal impacts to the land and other resources.

Input regarding designations for a travel route system in the Bumble Bee, Table Mesa, Lake Pleasant and San Domingo Wash areas will be accepted through June 30, 2007. After all comments from the public and partnering agencies are considered, a draft travel management map will be developed and released for public review in the fall.

Teri Raml, Manager for the Phoenix District, says, "With the public's input, we can establish an interconnective route system that will better meet the needs of outdoor enthusiasts, while preserving our priceless heritage."

Even with expanding communities, Arizonans have access to a vast amount of public lands. These lands contain valuable wildlife habitat and cultural resources, while also providing a wide variety of recreation opportunities.

For more information, call Tom Bickauskas at 623/580-5500.

Send your comments to: Bureau of Land Management
Attn: Route Designation Lead
21605 North 7th Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85027
E-mail: AZ_PDO_Routes@blm.gov

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