Tuesday, December 9, 2008

ONDA: Steens Mtn. Recreation Plan Comment Period

From Oregon Natural Desert Association. -hoc


On the Steens Mountain Comprehensive Recreation Plan

Comment Period Ends December 31st

ONDA Steens Mtn. BLM Recreation PlanThe BLM is seeking public comments on recreational opportunities and facilities and activities that occur or should occur on the Steens Mountain.

Some issues that are being considered include:

  • Dispersed Recreation (hiking, camping, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, other)
  • Developed Recreation Sites (campgrounds, picnic grounds)
  • Steens Mountain Back Country Byway/Overlooks/Facilities
  • Winter Recreation (snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling)
  • Trails/Trailheads
  • Off-Highway Vehicle Management
  • River Use
ONDA encourages you to discuss these points:

1) That BLM's analysis of transportation planning on Steens Mountain should include both motorized and non-motorized travel and should include a comprehensive, up-to-date inventory of routes within the Steens.

2) The BLM should analyze wilderness and roadless values present on Steens Mountain and how BLM's transportation planning decision can protect those values by closing obsolete, redundant and resource-damaging routes.

The Full Language of the plan can be accessed here.

To make comments online on the Steens CRP click here.

To make comments in writing click here.

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