The Ouachita National Forest proposes to formally designate a system of roads and trails for public use of motorized vehicles, including Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs), in the area known as Wolf Pen Gap in a manner consistent with the Travel Management Rule.
An earlier attempt to do so was reversed on appeal, hence the need to revisit those designations. The project may include changes to the existing system of roads and trails, including changes in seasonality or type of use permitted, re-routing or re-location of some routes, consideration of new route proposals, and road and trail closures.
Approximately 7 miles southeast of Mena, AR
Districts: Mena Ranger District, Oden Ranger District
Alternative Descriptions (PDF 404kb) This document provides descriptions of alternatives, including technical and monitoring requirements.
Project Announcement Letter (PDF 678kb) "Scoping letter" released September 30, 2010, describing proposed actions regarding motorized use in the Wolf Pen Gap area. In addition to long-term actions known as the Wolf Pen Gap 2011 Project, the letter describes and displays short-term resource protection measures and introduces an interim management plan (see Supporting Documents below).
Interim Management Plan (PDF 256kb) Describes interim management actions (road and trail maintenance) that will occur until a decision is made to implement the Wolf Pen Gap 2011 Project (long term actions detailed in the Proposed Action or an alternative).