Travel

[PHOTO: Mott Bridge in Fall Color!]

Travel Analysis Report for the Umpqua National Forest

The travel analysis report (1,079 KB PDF) outlines existing road systems and identifies opportunities to reach a more sustainable system of roads on the Umpqua National Forest. This report is not a decision document—instead it provides an analysis of our existing road system as of June 2015. All future proposed actions and decisions will involve public engagement at the project-level under national environmental policy act processes.  The analysis includes a map of roads likely needed and likely not needed (3,090 KB PDF). We also identified the previous road decommissioning decisions (137 KB PDF) on the Umpqua National Forest. An atlas of maps (128,568 KB PDF - LARGE file - Right click on link and save to your computer for viewing after download) for the Umpqua National Forest system roads is available through this analysis. All appendices described on page 3 of the travel analysis report are available by calling the Umpqua National Forest headquarters at (541) 957-3200.

Travel Management Planning - Subpart B

 Forest Supervisor Alice Carlton selected a modified Alternative 5 designating 4,382 miles of roads and trails for motorized travel. This decision is documented in the Decision Notice.

A document called the “Finding of No Significant Impact” describes the context for this decision.  Motor Vehicle Use Maps are available as pdf documents or hard copy maps from any Umpqua National Forest office.

[PHOTO: Mt. Thielsen with highway leading to it.]About Travel Management Planning and Travel Management Rule

The Forest Service recognizes that motor vehicles are a legitimate and appropriate use for people to enjoy their National Forests. The Travel Management Rule establishes a designated system of roads, trails, and areas open to motorized vehicle use.

Each National Forest is working with the public and local communities, and coordinating with county, state, federal, and tribal governments in the designation process. Travel management planning results in a Motor Vehicle Use Map that identifies roads, trails, and areas open to motor vehicle use by type of vehicle and, if appropriate, time of year.





https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/umpqua/landmanagement/?cid=FSBDEV3_056208