Access Groups File Appeal on Eldorado NF Travel Management Plan
May 29, 2008
The BlueRibbon Coalition, along with numerous participating individual and organizational members, including (but not limited to) the California Enduro Riders Association, American Motorcyclists Association D36 and the California Association of 4 Wheel Drive Clubs, filed an administrative appeal of the Eldorado National Forest Public Wheeled Motorized Travel Management plan.
The Travel Plan closed over 1000 miles of existing roads and trails across the forest, and not just the so-called "user created" routes, but also roads and trails that had long been depicted as open to travel in previous Forest Service travel maps.
The appeal, filed on May 15, 2008, alleged the Forest Service violated numerous provisions of law and regulation including failing to formulate a reasonable range of alternatives, failing to provide adequate analysis to justify the massive closures, inadequate provision for dispersed camping/big game retrieval, and illegal application of the 2001 "Roadless Rule."
Click here to view a copy of the Eldorado Travel Management Appeal