BLM seeks public input on Upper Snake East Travel Management Plan
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) — The Bureau of Land Management prepared an environmental analysis for a proposed travel management plan in the Upper Snake Field Office. The BLM seeks public input during a 30-day comment period on proposed alternatives and resource analysis. This will assist the BLM in identifying appropriate areas for motorized and non-motorized recreation.
The Upper Snake East Travel Management Plan covers approximately 126,000 acres of BLM-managed land scattered throughout six counties in eastern Idaho and includes designations for approximately 850 miles of inventoried routes. The plan’s purpose is to establish a comprehensive system of routes providing access to BLM-managed lands for multiple-use activities, while addressing concerns related to cultural resources, fish and wildlife habitat, riparian areas, user conflicts, noxious weeds and invasive species.
“The Upper Snake East Transportation Management Plan will help the BLM and our partners provide a long term and sustainable transportation system that promotes access to public lands," Acting Upper Snake Field Manager Brandon Anderson said.
Detailed information on the plan is located HERE.
An interactive web map with transportation routes can also be located HERE.
The 30-day comment period concludes May 5, 2023. Comments may be submitted in the following ways:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Surface mail: BLM Upper Snake Field Office, 1405 Hollipark Drive, Idaho Falls, ID 83401
- E-planning Website: https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2022394/510
Those who provide comments are advised before including their personal identifying information (address, email, phone number)they should be aware that the entire comment– including their personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While those commenting can ask in their comments to withhold this information from public review, the BLM cannot guarantee that they will be able to do so.
For more information, contact the BLM Upper Snake Field Office at 208-524-7500.