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BLM sets meetings on travel plan

September 27, 2017 GMT

KINGMAN — Three meetings will be held in October to discuss motorized and non-motorized use of federal lands in Mohave County.

The Bureau of Land Management will hold an open house from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 12 at Mohave High School, 22511 Highway 95 in Bullhead City, BLM spokesman Adam Eggers said.

Other open houses will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 11 at Hualapai Elementary School in Kingman, and from 4 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 10 in Wikieup.

BLM is developing a travel plan that includes the Black Mountains, Cerbat Mountains and the Hualapai Mountains and areas around Bullhead City, Kingman and Golden Valley. The plan will consider access on public lands, Eggers said.

BLM is asking for public comments on travel routes, route uses and how BLM should manage motorized vehicles, off-highway vehicles and non-motorized public travel.

Every route will receive one of three designations. “Open” is a route that is open to the public. “Limited use” is travel that is limited to the public, including seasonal restrictions, administration access, vehicle width restrictions and non-motorized use. A route with a “Closed” designation is closed to the public.

Public comments on the travel plan must be submitted by Nov. 30. Additional information is available on BLM’s website at www.blm.gov/programs/planning-and-nepa/plans-in-development/arizona. The plan is expected to be available for public review in mid-2018.