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Peter Vahry
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« on: July 15, 2011, 04:43:06 am »

The BLM Farmington Field Office, Farmington, New Mexico, intends to prepare an RMP amendment/EA to address
recreation and travel management decisions in the Glade. The Glade encompasses 21,544 acres of which 17,935 acres are Federal lands. The remaining acres consist of State of New Mexico and private lands. The planning area is located in San Juan County, New Mexico. The purpose of the public scoping process is to determine relevant issues that will influence the scope of the RMP amendment/EA, including alternatives, and will help to guide the planning process.

New forms of motorized vehicles and technology, population growth, increasing user conflicts, and related developments have out-paced guidance and decisions in the current recreation and travel management plan for the Glade, which was approved in 1996. To address these developments, the RMP amendment/EA will consider proposals to amend the RMP to make changes in off-highway vehicle (OHV) area designations (43 CFR 8342.2). OHV area designations are land use allocations that classify areas of public lands as open, limited, or closed to motorized travel. The RMP amendment/EA will also consider a proposal to designate the Glade as a Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA). SRMA designations recognize specified public lands where recreation
opportunities and recreation settings are the predominant land use planning focus and are managed through the land use planning process.

In addition, this planning effort will develop management alternatives that include specific activity planning targeted at identifying a travel and transportation network of routes for specified uses within the planning area.

For more information.... http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-07-15/html/2011-17776.htm

This Notice initiates the public scoping process for the RMP
amendment/EA. Comments on issues and planning criteria may be submitted
30 days from the date of publication of this Notice in the Federal
Register (the scoping period). The date(s) and location(s) of any
scoping meeting(s) will be announced at least 15 days in advance
through the local news media, mailings to interested individuals, and
on the BLM Field Office Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/nm/st/en.html.
In order to be included in the Draft RMP amendment/EA, all comments
must be received prior to the close of the scoping period or 30 days
after the last public meeting, whichever is later.
    The BLM will provide additional opportunities for public
participation and comment upon publication of the Draft RMP amendment/
EA.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria
related to the Farmington Field Office Glade Run Recreation Area RMP
amendment/EA by any of the following methods:
     Web site: http://www.blm.gov/nm/st/en.html.
     E-mail: FFO_Comments@blm.gov.
     Fax: 505-599-8999 Attention: Outdoor Recreation Planner.
     Mail: 1235 La Plata Highway, Farmington, New Mexico 87401,
Attention: Outdoor Recreation Planner.
    Public comments, maps and other information related to the Glade
RMP amendment/EA may be examined at the Field Office.


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