Travel Analysis

Sierra National Forest


The Travel Management Rule of 2005 directs the Forest Service to evaluate its general road system (Subpart A), halt all cross country motorized use (Subpart B) and improve the management of Over Snow Vehicles (Subpart C).

Below are links to better explain to the various travel projects the Sierra NF is working on at this time.  If you have any general questions, please contact Pablo Gonzalez, Forest Roads Engineer at

Pacific Southwest Region (R5) Overview

This link connects to the Region Five Travel Management webpage with a discussion of the Travel Management Rule and links to other useful information, as well as a video clip of Deputy Region Forester, Ron Ketter, explaining the importance of Travel Management.

Sierra National Forest Travel Management Processes

Subpart A

Administration of Forest Transportation System

Interactive Map

Administration of Forest Transportation System

Subpart A is the current Forest transportation analysis that identifies roads likely to be needed, and roads likely not to be needed in the future.

Subpart B  

Designation of roads, trails and areas for motorized use

Sierra NF Travel Management Plan, EIS/ROD of 2010

Subpart B designated the motorized transportation system (road, trails and areas) and closed the forest from use off designated the designated system.  This analysis resulted in a NEPA decision in 2010 and has since been implemented.

Forest Modification for Seasonal Designation EA/DN 2012

The decision provides a different mechanism for protecting unpaved road and trail surfaces closed due to wet season allowing more closure flexanility during dry winters.

Motorized Recreation Project

 This project is currently active. Project information to be added

Subpart C

Use by over snow vehicles

The Sierra NF has not initiated the analysis for over snow vehicles.