Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: North of Prescott, Aridzona
Had about 50 show up – thanks to the AZTTORA guys for making the trip! The group was pretty evenly split amongst the groups that use BLM land.
The BLM has done an excellent job integrating a management plan that covers 997,000 acres. The management area stretches from central Phoenix west to Salome, north to Yarnell, east to Minnehaha, then north to Prescott, east to Dugas and back south to Phx. THAT'S HUGE...
They have listened to all party's involved and other than some minor problems with a 4 mile section of rerouting an ATV trail in the Agua Fria Nat. Monument, I can support "Alternative E" as written. The Table Mesa area is being set aside as special use area, but no route planning will be done until the implementation phase - probably another year or two down the road. Those of us that support crawlin’ will need to be involved heavily in the route selections at that time.
Comments on the plan will still be accepted via snail or e-mail until April 5th. I urge locals or other interested parties to review the plan and make your comments heard.
The sky was blue on Tuesday...