Proposes 29 miles of new trails and E-bike permissions
Grand Junction, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public input on the draft Environmental Assessment of proposed modifications to the trail system in the North Fruita Desert Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA). This popular trail system north of Fruita is also known as 18 Road.
The draft Environmental Assessment analyzes a proposal for approximately 29 miles of new trails and the reclamation of approximately 3 miles of existing routes. The proposed trails would be integrated into the 33 miles of existing trails in the SRMA. The draft Environmental Assessment also analyzes alternatives authorizing the use of Class 1, 2, and 3 e-bikes on the current and proposed trail systems.
“The Grand Valley is home to many recreational opportunities, and this is a great chance for the public to provide the BLM feedback on the North Fruita Desert’s trail system,” stated Field Manager Greg Wolfgang. “E-bike popularity is growing, and we want to hear from the public, in particular regarding the preferred alternative, which includes allowing Class 1 e-bikes on current and proposed trails.”
The draft Environmental Assessment and other documents are available on the ePlanning website at https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2014877/510. Public comments can be submitted through the ePlanning site or mailed to “North Fruita Desert,” 2815 H Road, Grand Junction, CO 81506. A 30-day public comment period starts today and ends on Feb. 28, 2022. Comments will be most helpful when received before Feb. 28, 2022.
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