Smith River NRA Releases Motorized Visitor Use Map

Release Date: Aug 24, 2009  

Contact(s): Julie Ranieri

The Six Rivers National-Forest has released the first version of the Smith River National Recreation Area (NRA) Motorized Visitor Use Map (MVUM). The MUVM is a requirement of the November 2005 USDA Travel Management Final Rule that governs off-highway vehicles and other motor vehicle use on national forests and grasslands. The rule requires each national forest or ranger district to designate roads and trails that are open to motor vehicle use.

The MVUM displays roads and trails designated open to motorized travel on the Smith River NRA. It also displays uses allowed by vehicle class (highway-legal vehicles, vehicles less than 50 inches wide and motorcycles) and seasonal allowances. If a road or trail does not appear on the map it means that it is not open to public motor vehicular use.

Routes designated for motorized use may not always be signed on the ground, but will be identified on the MVUM. It will be the public's responsibility to refer to the MVUM to determine designated routes for motor vehicle use. The MVUM will be reviewed and updated annually.

The Motor Vehicle Use Map is free to the public at each local Forest offices and on the Forest MVUM website.

Additional information on the MVUM is available by contacting 707-457-3131.