Arizona – The Bureau of land management is ready to drop the hammer on motorized access to public lands in the next 3 years. According to the minutes from the July 2022 Arizona Bureau of Land Management Resource Advisory Council meeting, 18 Travel Management Plans that include over 23,000 miles of roads, need to be completed by the year 2025.
This is enough road to circle the entire earth!
The Bureau has completed nearly all travel management plans scheduled for 2022. These decisions have closed, or restricted the use of, roughly 7,000 miles of existing roads that provide access to thousands of dispersed recreation areas.
These recreation areas cover a variety of recreation opportunities. Some are accessible and are primarily used by passenger cars, 2wd trucks, conversion vans, and large RVs. While others are only accessible with highly equipped 4×4 vehicles, requiring hours, and sometimes days, to reach.
On a more critical note, these roads are public ways that foster access to tangible property, such as mineral claims, water rights, and private property. The road itself is a property right of the state of Arizona under existing state and federal law.
You can voice your opinion on the following plans that have been completed in 2022.
Our action alerts go out to local political representatives to pressure them to take action on behalf of We The People.
The San Simon, Kingman, and Imperial Hills plans are scheduled to be completed this year but the Bureau has not released their decisions yet. These plans include around 2,000 miles of road closures that provide access to over a million acres of public lands.
The Middle Gila TMP started in November and is expected to be complete by the end of next year. Comments on this plan close tomorrow.
We won’t give up on our roads, and neither should you!
The Arizona People need to stay involved and focused on the mission. Please don’t give up on our backroads because a small minority of users destroy a small portion of our public lands. Only by applying massive political pressure on local political representatives, do we stand a chance of defending access to our public lands.
We urge you to hold the line!
It may seem like voicing your opinion does not matter. However, I assure you that it does. If enough attention is placed on a certain issue, it can no longer be ignored and politicians have no choice but to act.
We must demand that our political representatives assert the fundamental property right known as RS2477 that is held by the State of Arizona on behalf of We The People. These plans cannot be allowed to move forward with any RS 2477 road involved.