What is a Comprehensive Travel and Transportation Managment Plan?
A comprehensive travel and transportation management plan is a wide-ranging analysis considering the access needs of all public land users. Access needs are evaluated in conjunction with the BLM's legal mandate to protect natural and cultural resources on public lands. Individual route evaluations and designations that are included in the Comprehensive Travel and Transportation Management Plan will be analyzed in the EA. Based on this analysis; every route on SLM-managed lands will receive one of the following designations:
Open: Route is open for use by the public.
Limited: Travel on this route is limited to the public in some form (seasonal restriction, administrative access,vehicle width restriction, non-motorized use, etc.).
The BLM has developed three action alternatives for these two applicable travel management areas, briefly defined as:
Alternative B - designed to provide maximum protection to the natural and cultural resources in the area while still providing reasonable access.
Alternative C - a blend of Alternatives B & D and is designed to balance the need for access with the natural and cultural resources in the area.
Alternative D - designed to provide maximum access to the area while providing reasonable protection to important natural and cultural resources.