Gila National Forest To Hold Public Workshops On Route Designation For Motorized Use

The Gila National Forest, located in southwestern New Mexico, will be hosting a series of Travel Management workshops during the month of September. The meetings will take place in several communities in and around the forest, including Las Cruces, and are a follow-up to meetings and open houses held in 2006.

The purpose of the workshops is to provide an opportunity for the public to review a draft proposal of the designations and provide input to the Forest. Anyone interest in motorized vehicle use on the National Forest is encouraged to attend one of these workshops.

The Forest is seeking input that will assist in improving the draft proposal for a designated motorized system.  Maps and tables of the draft proposal will be available for review at the workshops.  The Forest will also provide information on the Travel Management Rule and the Forest designation process, which includes public input received since the first meetings in 2006.

Information to be presented at the workshops will be posted on the Forest website beginning in early September: The website will allow individuals and organizations an opportunity to obtain information and provide public input on the draft proposal, plus allow sufficient time to review prior to the workshop.

Travel Management Workshop Schedule:

Black Range Ranger District (R.D.)
September 17, 2008     Winston                            Winston Community Center     6:00 to 8:00 pm
September 20, 2008     Las Cruces                       NM Game & Fish office           10:00 am to noon
September 24, 2008     Hillsboro                           Community Center                   6:00 to 8:00 pm
September 25, 2008     Truth or Consequences      Black Range R.D.                    6:00 to 8:00 pm
Glenwood Ranger District
September 15, 2008     Mule Creek                       Community Center                  6:00 to 8:00 pm
September 16, 2008     Mogollon                           Fire House                             6:00 to 8:00 pm
September 22, 2008     Glenwood                         Glenwood School                    6:00 to 8:00 pm
September 23, 2008     Alma                                 Alma Grill                              6:00 to 8:00 pm

Quemado Ranger District
September 11, 2008     Luna                                 Community Center                  6:00 to 8:00 pm
September 12, 2008     Quemado                          Quemado School                    6:00 to 8:00 pm

Reserve Ranger District
September 13, 2008     Reserve                           Community Center                   10:00 am to noon

Silver City Ranger District
September 27, 2008     Silver City                         Gila National Forest,              10:00 am to noon
                                                                          Supervisor's Office
Wilderness Ranger District
September 24, 2008     Mimbres                           Wilderness District Office        2:00 to 7:00 pm

For more information, contact Lisa Mizuno, Travel Management Coordinator, at (575) 388-8267 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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