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Stay Engaged in Federal Land Management Planning in Arizona
 
Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management plans evaluate ongoing public uses, route designations, recreation, and more
 

This webpage provides updates on USDA Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) activities with regard to their revision of forest plans, resource management plans and travel management plans, including opportunities for public input. It also includes information on other activities, as we learn of them, such as proposed recreational fee increases, prescribed burns, and other activities.

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Overview of land use management and travel management revision process

The USDA Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are revising land use management plans and travel management plans statewide. These plans include updated guidelines and rules on how public lands are to be managed (including what activities are permitted), and how and where motorized travel should occur.

The plans could potentially include proposed alternatives that change the way you currently enjoy public lands.

Ensure that you have a say in decisions being considered for federal lands. The Forest Service and BLM planning processes include a public input component. This webpage is designed as a resource for you to find out information about Forest Service and BLM planning efforts statewide. Contact information and webpage information are provided so that you can be directly engaged with each office and planning effort. Updated information about upcoming public meetings and documents released for public comment will be posted on this page as the information becomes available.

 

More information can be found on the USDA Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management (Arizona) Web sites.

FOREST SERVICE PLANNING EFFORTS

Southwest Regional Office
517 Gold Avenue
Albuquerque New Mexico 87102
(505) 842-3275
http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/

Land Use Planning Rules and Background:

Travel Management; Designated Routes and Areas for Motor Vehicle Use; Final Rule

Recent court ruling on 2005 Planning Rule

April 5, 2007

The United States District Court in northern California has ordered the Forest Service not to utilize the 2005 Planning Rule in on-going forest planning processes.

Currently, the Office of General Counsel is reviewing this matter and will provide legal advice to the agency on how to proceed with forest planning.

All public collaboration efforts specific to forest planning are postponed until further direction is available.

Links to forest plan revision, travel management, and contact information:

 

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT PLANNING
Arizona State Office
One North Central Avenue, Suite 800
Phoenix, AZ 85004-4427
Phone: (602) 417-9200

  1. BLM Arizona Home Page with Updated Plan Information
  2. Planning – Current Efforts

 

 
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Downloads [More]
- View the general presentation [PDF]
- 2005 Planning Rule [PDF, 6.75mb]
- 1982 Planning Rule
- Notice of Intent 2007 Planning Rule EIS [PDF, 6.75mb]
- National Forest Management Act – 1976 [PDF]
- Planning process comparison: Forest Service vs. BLM [PDF]
- Forest Service planning timelines [PDF]
- Forest Service contact information and links
[PDF]
- BLM planning timelines
[PDF]
- BLM contact information and links [PDF]
- Pinetop region (Region I) overview [PDF]
- Flagstaff region (Region II) overview [PDF]
- Tucson region (Region V) overview [PDF]
- Mesa region (Region VI) overview [PDF]
 
External Resources [More]
- Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association
- Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation
- Arizona State Association of Four-Wheel Drive Clubs
- Arizona All-Terrain Vehicle Laws [PDF]
- Watercraft Registration Application [PDF]
 

 

 


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