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Welcome to the Silverton Area Travel Management Page!
The public scoping period for the Silverton Travel Management Plan will begin on June 5, 2019.

Your substantive comments are requested for the initial public scoping period (June 5th - July 5th).  The proposed action in the Documents section is not a decision.   This scoping period is the beginning of the analysis process.  We are looking for comments that will help the BLM define issues and indicators that will be used in the analysis of the proposed action.  Please see additional scoping information under Documents and project maps under Maps at the left of the screen.

Comments need to be submitted electronically using this BLM ePlanning website. Click on Documents at the left of the screen to submit comments.
Comprehensive travel management is the planned management of public access, natural resources, and regulatory needs to ensure that all aspects of road and trail system planning and on the ground management are considered. This includes natural and cultural resource management, road and trail design, maintenance, motorized and non-motorized recreation, and non-recreation uses of the roads, primitive roads, and trails, and public compliance with route designations.

The Silverton Travel Management Area was identified in the 2015 Tres Rios Resource Management Plan with explicit guidance to designate “a system of roads, trails, and areas for use by motorized, mechanized, and non-mechanized modes of travel”(RMP 2015 II-68). Therefore, the purpose of the proposed transportation network for the Silverton Travel Management Area is to identify a defined transportation network of designated routes and associated infrastructure. A designated transportation system is needed in order to reduce the development of unmanaged roads and trails and the associated impacts to water resources and aquatic ecosystems, wildlife conflict impacts, and user conflicts. The travel management plan will provide a variety of road and trail access for recreation, special uses, other resource management, and fire protection activities. Planning, design, and operation will seek to maximize user experience, respond to community input, and address safety and resource protection needs.