Travel Planning Mountain City, Ruby Mountains and Jarbidge Ranger Districts. Motorized recreation is a legitimate use of National Forest System lands – in the right places – at the right times. Off highway vehicles can be a fun way to experience national forests.
. increase in the number of user-created routes.Non-System Routes
These are routes that have not been planned, evaluated, or managed by the Forest Service.
The Mountain City/Jarbidge and Ruby Mountains travel plans are outdated and not in compliance with the 2005 Final rule for Travel Management.
Definition from the Rule.
With Designation of an Area motor vehicle use would not be restricted to designated routes. They are typically OHV play areas (for example, dune areas, cinder cones, or beach areas).
A System of routes designated to provide loop opportunities across a portion of a Ranger District would not meet the definition of a “Area designation”.
We have not identified any Areas within this process.
Visitors will be allowed to pull off of roads to park or camp, as long as they are not creating a new route to the campsite and not causing resource impacts.
January –March: Publish Scoping Document and collect Public Comment.
March-May: Make appropriate changes to Proposed Action and Prepare Draft Environmental Document.
May –August: Publish Draft Environmental Document and Collect public comment on the Draft.
September-November: Finalize Environmental Document based on public comment
December: Publish Environmental Document and Decision.