The Bureau of Land Management in Southern Utah is updating the travel management in the Paunsaugunt area near Kanab. This area includes 451 miles of routes that will be analyzed, and we think they should keep every mile of these routes open. They are asking anyone with information regarding routes in this area to submit comments so they can best address travel management needs. This area is ideal for OHV use and provides access to popular areas such as Peekaboo Loop, Hog Canyon, and other areas north of Kanab. In our experience, BLM maps can often be incomplete and we do not want to see routes closed simply because they were not inventoried. If you have on the ground knowledge of this area, please submit feedback. We also need your help to submit comments to make sure those of us who support recreational access on public lands have our voices heard. The comment deadline is March 25, 2022.
>>Click Here to read our full analysis of the plan and submit a comment through our action alert tool.<<
The Paunsaugunt Travel Management Area is one of the areas that is being reviewed as part of a legal settlement with wilderness advocates. As part of this settlement, we are fighting to keep over 10,000 miles of roads and trails open for motorized recreation in Utah in what we call the 10,000+ Project.
As you can see from the screenshot above, wilderness advocates are working through this same process to try to close many beloved trails, and we have found we have to plan on going to court for each of these travel areas. If you support keeping these areas open, we invite you to become a $5 a month subscribing member of the 10,000+ Project to give us the resources we need to fight for these trails in court.