Travel Management Rule
Travel Management Rule (36 CFR 212, Subpart B, Designation of Roads, Trails, and Areas for Motor Vehicle Use)
Highlights of the Rule
The rule requires each national forest or ranger district to designate those roads, trails, and areas open to motor vehicles.
Designation will include class of vehicle and, if appropriate, time of year for motor vehicle use. A given route, for example, could be designated for use by motorcycles, ATVs, or street-legal vehicles.
Once designation is complete, the rule will prohibit motor vehicle use off the designated system or inconsistent with the designations.
Designation decisions will be made locally, with public input and in coordination with state, local, and tribal governments.
Designations will be shown on a motor vehicle use map. Use inconsistent with the designations will be prohibited.
Final rule, as published in the Federal Register (pdf, 29 pages, 219 kb)
Travel Management Brochure