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Attention Motorized Users!

With the major influx of 4×4 and recreation users, the 4×4 community is facing some difficult issues. From teaching others about outdoor etiquette and removing tones of trash. To engaging these users in policies that threaten motorized access, we must step up our game to maintain positive public perception and persevere motorized access for future generations.

Motorized access comes at a cost. Not only do we need to stay on the trail, pack out trash, and maintain our roads. But we also need to understand that motorized access is constantly threatened. In the past 3 years alone, Arizona has faced over 13,000 miles of backroads threatened by closure. Locally, a small group of individuals was able to stop nearly all road closures. But we barely made it by the skin of our teeth.

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UPDATE Apache Sitgreaves NF | New public meetings scheduled

The Apache Sigreaves National Forest has created two additional public meetings.

Below you will find an email from the Forest Service. If you are subscribed to email updates, then you should have got the same. The forest service has received approximately 530 comments since we originally published the article about Rim Road (Forest Road 300) being closed under the forest service proposal.

If you can attend this meeting, it's important you mention the Arizona Law ARS 37-931 that guarantees these trails stay open. The attorney general talks about it in good length and detail.

It's also important that those who know the area spent some time reviewing the Revised DEIS vol. 1 and vol.2.

Follow the links in this post and educate yourself on the changes being made to our Public lands.

Travel Management Project Home Page

Revised DEIS vol. 1 and vol.2. (.pdf)

Use the online comment form HERE.

Use the online comment map HERE.

Public Meetings

October 23, 2019 @ 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Alpine Community Center
12 County Road 2061
Alpine, AZ 85920

October 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Heber-Overgaard Fire District 
2061 Lumber Valley Road 
Overgaard, AZ 85933

Forest Service Email

Dear Interested Party, 
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests are holding additional public meetings for those interested in commenting on the Revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Revised DEIS) for the Public Motorized Travel Management Plan in Apache, Coconino, Greenlee, and Navajo Counties on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. The Revised DEIS vol. 1 vol.2 describes all alternatives in detail and more information, including all project links, can be found in the Travel Management Project Home Page.
These meetings during the comment period are to share information on the Revised DEIS, answer questions, and discuss how to comment on this project. Our open house meetings will provide a self-guided setting where the public can browse the information. Subject matter experts will also be on-hand to answer questions. Please feel free to join us at any time during the public participation opportunities listed below.
For questions and requests regarding this action, including requests for a hard copy of the Revised DEIS, please contact the travel management hotline at 928-333-6267 or send an email to asnftravel@fs.fed.us. If you haven't provided comments already, see the attached letter for information and instructions on how to provide comments. We value public participation and hope you will share your comments on this project. Thank you for your interest in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. 
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests

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Engaging Our Community

AZBCE is dedicated to keeping our community informed. We have successfully engaged our community in policy-making decisions that threaten motorized access in Arizona. We take pride in helping shape land-use proposals on Bureau of Land Management and the USDA Forest Service lands.

Going Against The Grain

When nobody else is talking about it, AZBCE is. We believe it's important our community engage in policy decisions that threaten motorized access to our public lands. We publish material through various online and print publications to create awareness about the radical environmental policy facing outdoor recreation.

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Promote adventure and establish our backroads as an economic source for rural Arizona communities.


Engage our community in policy making decisions that threaten rural Arizona.


Unit the agriculture, mining and outdoor recreation communities to shape state and federal policy.


Empower our community and provide the tools to effectively stand guard for traditional Arizona.

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We believe in the western way of life and the founding principles of this great place we call home. We are advocates of limited government, states rights, the US Constitution, and opponents of radical policies that threaten our way of life.

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