Update on Travel Management Implementation:
· The Engineering and GIS shops are still working on the Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) which is required before implementation.
· There are more resource issues that need to be resolved than originally thought. We are currently prioritizing these issues and developing a plan to get them fixed.
· When the resource issues are fixed, the MVUM will be finalized and sent to the Regional Office for review.
· There is no set date for implementation.
The forest has released the Final Environmental Impact Statement for Travel Management with Forest Supervisor Kelly Russell signing the Record of Decision and choosing Alternative G.
Project Record Index
Record of Decision
Final Environmental Impact Statement
201408-FEIS Errata Sheet
Sensitive Plant Species
Social and Economic
Alternative GIS Layers
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Federal Register Notice of Availability
Forest Releases the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) (December 2010)
The Gila National Forest has released its DEIS on motor vehicle use for Travel Management. Publication of the Notice of Availability (NOA) was published on January 7 in the Federal Register. This date marks the start of the 60-day comment period of the DEIS. The comment period ends March 7.
The DEIS is available for review at all Gila National Forest Offices
On November 9, 2005, the Forest Service published a new Travel Management Rule, governing off-highway vehicles (OHV) and other motor vehicle use on national forests and grasslands. The new rule requires each national forest to designate those roads, trails, and areas open to motor vehicle use.
To learn more about travel management:
Other useful information:
If you need more information contact, Lisa Mizuno, Environmental Coordinator.