Motorized Travel Management
July 3, 2016 -- The Travel Management project page and comment site is experiencing technical difficulties, so we have posted all of the documents and maps HERE. If you’re having trouble getting to the project site or logging in to submit comments, please note—you have other options for submitting comment letters; you can email a comment into the project inbox at link below, or by postal mail (must be submitted or postmarked by July 8), or come back to project page and try again later.
Alternative Website for Draft Environmental Assessment for Travel Management
Send comments via email:
Methow Valley Ranger District
Attn: Jennifer Zbyszewski
24 West Chewuch Road
Winthrop, WA 98862
The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest is proposing to adopt the existing National Forest System of roads, trails and areas within the non-wilderness portion of the Forest. Information about the proposal and analysis process is at:
Winter — over the snow motorized use — will not be analyzed at this time and is not part of this proposal.
Information from Past Travel Management Efforts
Since 2005, when the Travel Rule was published, the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest has been working with interested organizations and individuals to develop a Forest-wide travel management plan that included site specific decisions. Largely due to the complexity of displaying analysis of site specific effects for individual motorized roads and trails across the 4 million acre Forest, that endeavor was not proving successful. Therefore, the Forest Leadership has decided to provide the input gathered and analysis conducted over the past several years to the Ranger Districts. The Districts will work together in zones to further develop and analyze site specific proposals for motorized travel management. The Scoping information from the previous analysis that will be carried forward into those site specific proposals remains available online HERE