Travel Management

The U.S. Forest Service is committed to balancing your needs for access to the National Forests & Prairie with the responsibility to sustain a productive, diverse, and healthy forest/prairie. As part of this commitment, the Forest Service performed a forest-by-forest road analysis (also known as Travel Analysis – Subpart A) intended to guide future road management planning and address concerns about the future sustainability of the National Forest/Prairie road system. This analysis was not a decision, but was intended to recommend a minimum road system that takes into consideration access for the public and forest management activities, environmental impacts, public input, and budget constraints. Currently, all road analyses are being reviewed and then will be made available. This web site will continue to be updated with any new information.

Road Study Update – Travel Analysis Report Now Available

Thank you to all who contributed to the road study (also known as the Travel Analysis). The Forest Service has released all the Travel Analysis Reports that analyze the existing roads systems and identify opportunities to achieve a more sustainable road system for each National Forest and Prairie.  These reports are part of a nationwide requirement and are not decision documents—instead, they provide an analysis of the road system as it exists today.  All future proposed actions and decisions will involve further opportunities for public input and engagement at the project-level under National Environmental Policy Act processes.

If you have a specific question on a road, trail, or area you may contact your local office for more information.

Travel Analysis Process Documents

  • Travel Analysis Report (pdf)

  • Map of Roads (pdf)

  • Appendix A – Existing System Roads Risk and Benefit Assessment Questions (pdf)

    • Appendix A Table A.1 – Matrix Results (pdf)

  • Appendix B – Results of Risk and Benefit Assessment Questions (pdf)

  • Appendix C – Cost Analysis (pdf)

  • Appendix D – Public Involvement and Collaboration Information (pdf)