Public Input Needed on OHV Trails in Idaho

Open House discussing routes and trails in Sand Creek desert and St. Anthony Sand Dunes

Public comments needed for Idaho BLM meeting
BLM to host open house for designating routes and trails in Sand Creek Desert and St. Anthony Sand Dunes.Courtesy of ShareTrails.org

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be hosting an open house on May 31st to invite local input and expertise on designating routes and trails within the Sand Creek Desert and St. Anthony Sand Dunes. This event will take place at the Fremont County Annex Building (125 N. Bridge Street in St. Anthony, Idaho) from 4-6 p.m.

At the meeting, the public will be able to view a variety of maps depicting current trails on the ground. Upper Snake Field Office staff will be on hand to answer any questions or concerns and explain the travel management planning process in detail. The BLM is holding the meeting early in the summer to allow interested individuals and groups the opportunity to get outside and review the inventory the BLM has on record.

BRC believes it is important for users to encourage the BLM to recognize and address the need for large "Open" designations where appropriate such as on dune structures. In addition, the agency should look for opportunities to designate smaller open "play areas" where users can practice riding skills or recreate with family and friends.

The Sand Creek Desert and St. Anthony Sand Dunes area is popular with a variety of recreational users and is one of four areas the field office is focusing on during travel management planning. For more information, contact Jason Byrd, jbyrd@blm.gov or (208) 524-7500.