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BLM Seeks Input on Idaho Travel Management

SALMON, ID:  The Bureau of Land Management, Salmon Field Office is holding a second round of public meetings to seek public input on a proposed travel plan and alternatives that would formally designate a system of roads and trails on public lands in the northern half of the Salmon Field Office area.

“We want the public to review our planning proposals and alternatives, provide comments and concerns, and let us know what you think,” stated Salmon Field Office Manager Steve Hartmann.

The goal of this plan is to provide a broad range of motorized and non-motorized access while sustaining the health of our public lands resources. The plan will result in the designation of over 550 miles roads and trails as either open, open with limits, or closed to public use. This planning effort encompasses about 160,000 acres of public lands located within about a 20 mile radius of Salmon, Idaho. Please join us from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the following locations:

September 15, 2009 – Salmon City Center
200 Main Street, Salmon, Idaho

September 16, 2009 – Tendoy School
Tendoy, Idaho

Directions: The Tendoy School is located 20 miles south of Salmon, Idaho on Highway 28, turn east at Tendoy Store, go 1/10 of mile to intersection, turn right, go 1/10 mile, the school is on your right.

For further information, go to: http://www.blm.gov/id/st/en/fo/salmon/travel_management.html

The BLM manages more land - 256 million acres - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.

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