Thursday, July 26, 2018

Bouse and Cactus Plain Travel Management Plan - 41% Closure - All you need to know.

Bouse and Cactus Plain Travel Management Plan

The Bureau of Land Management wants to hear from you! They want to hear from those who use these trails. They are giving the public an opportunity to voice their opinion. The public scoping commentary period has been extended and we have limited time. August 13th, 2018 is the deadline. You can use the interactive map in the window below. You can choose a trail on the map and submit a comment regarding that specific Trail. Inside this page, you also find detailed documents regarding studies and other information about the closures.

Bouse and Cactus Plain Travel Management Plan 41% TRAIL CLOSURE
We ask that you respectfully contact the Bureau of Land Management and voice your opinion concerning these two travel management plans. Otherwise, Ranchers, Prospectors, fishermen, off-road enthusiasts, Hunters, mountain bikers, photographers, the handicap and so many others will lose access to our public lands and the places or things we enjoy the most. Bureau of Land Management wants to close 60 to 80% of the dirt trails on our public lands to motorized access. This will prevent access to many areas that outdoor enthusiasts, local Ranchers, and others rely upon.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Vulture Mountain Recreation Area - Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department BLM proposal

Huge County Park proposed north of Wickenburg

Maricopa County State Parks has applied for a lease through the Bureau of Land Management. The proposal calls for a huge 1046 Acre facility to be built at the base of the Vulture Mountains 6 miles outside of Wickenburg. The project will cost taxpayers an estimated 29 million dollars and will be completed in 10 years. The Park will include a huge campground with 84 RV spaces, 7 toilet and shower facilities, 3 RV dumps, 10 tent campsites, 4 Leach fields, and 2 wells. There will also be an OHV and equestrian staging and camping area, Nature Center, Amphitheater and playground. In total, over 120 Acres of raw desert land will be permanently disturbed. The conservation plan is as follows.