IMPORTANT CASCADE-SISKIYOU NATIONAL MONUMENT
NEWS FOR RVAS MEMBERS
The Bureau of Land Management is currently accepting comments on the
long-awaited Draft Transportation Management Plan (TMP) and accompanying
Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.
This 86,000-acre area is critical because of its extraordinary biodiversity and wealth
of different habitats. The BLM is seeking public input to assist in finalizing
decisions regarding the network of roads in the monument.
As RVAS Conservation Committee co-chair, Pepper Trail has submitted a letter to
the BLM outlining our concerns and recommending the implementation of
"Alternative Two." The letter was unanimously endorsed by the RVAS Board.
RVAS members are encouraged to review the draft plan and EA and to submit
additional comments about the importance of the area and about their personal
experiences in exploring and enjoying the remarkable features of the CSNM.
BLM has prepared a Reader's Guide to the draft TMP, and it can be found here.
(This is a long pdf document--13.57 MB). The comment period began March 25, and
continues through May 9, 2016. The BLM eplanning page is here: