Travel Management - FEIS
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Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) & Record of Decision
In 2005, the USDA Forest Service published a new rule for providing motor vehicle access to the national forests and grasslands. The purpose of the rule is to adapt Forest Service motorized travel management policies to:
Provide consistency for motor vehicle use across the nation
Enhance recreational opportunities for public enjoyment for both motorized & non-motorized users
Better protect natural & cultural resources
Address use conflicts
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In accordance with the Travel Management Rule, the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and the Crooked River National Grassland will prohibit motorized travel outside of those existing designated routes (roads and trails) and areas where it is not already restricted or prohibited by law, regulation, policy, order, Forest Plan direction, or site-specific decision. The Record of Decision will not close any existing designated routes open for motorized use. The Record of Decision identifies Alternative 3, Modified as the selected alternative. Alternative 3, Modified will allow motorized access for dispersed camping to existing, designated, or defined sites, within 300 feet of open designated roads as shown on the Motor Vehicle Use Maps. Motorized access for dispersed camping will not be allowed closer than 30 feet to a stream, wetland, or water body. Alternative 3, Modified, designates a portion of the material sites identified in the Draft EIS as open to cross-country travel, and identifies some national forest system road that will be open only to highway legal vehicles.
This Record of Decision is subject to administrative appeal. The appeal period is 45 days following the publication of the legal notice of decision in the Bend Bulletin. The Record of Decision will be implemented no sooner than 5 business days following the close of the appeal filing period. For more information, please see the Record of Decision in the FEIS Documents listed below.
Final Environmental Impact Statement Documents
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Click here to view the Travel Management Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and related files.
Alternatives for Motorized Access Off Designated Routes
Alternatives for Motorized Access For Dispersed Camping
Open Material Sources
Locator Map of Motorized Trails Project
Off Highway Vehicles Trails Project Locator Map