Access Issues — Archives
- Carson National Forest Released Travel Management Environmental Assessment for 'West-side' Districts
- Cibola National Forest Releases Long-Awaited Mount Taylor Travel Management Environmental Assessment
- Mt Taylor Ranger District (Cibola National Forest) Releases Proposed Action for Managing Motorized Travel
- Mount Taylor Ranger District Travel Management Rule Starting Point Maps Available and Two More Public Meetings
- Comment Period Extended for Travel Planing for the Glade Run Recreation Area (aka Chokecherry Canyon)
- Socorro Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement Finally Released!
NM State Legislation
- They Are At It Again! Congress Trying to Ram Through a 2010 Omnibus Lands Bill that AFFECTS NEW MEXICO OHV Access
- NMOHVA AWARDED GRANT FOR $450,000 PROJECT AT CEDRO PEAK
Last Updated: January 24, 2010
NMOHVA proudly announces we have been awarded a Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grant for the motorized trail system at Cedro Peak in the Sandia Ranger District (Cibola National Forest). The RTP grant is for $322,392.00. An additional $126,120.00 in matching funding and the value of volunteer labor from NMOHVA and its grant partners brings the total estimated project to $448,512.00. The project ensures a full implementation of the Travel Management Rule (TMR) decision and the accompanying route designation for motorized recreation at Cedro Peak. This successful grant application is just the most recent step in NMOHVA's work to save the Cedro Peak trails. We have already invested two years of hard work during the Travel Management planning process. This included participating in a formal collaboration process with non-motorized recreationists, field trips, attending many public meetings, submitting Scoping comments and comments on the draft Environmental Assessment.
Project work includes new trail segments, trail rehabilitation work, vehicle width limiters which control entry to trails, erosion control work, signing, and public information. The project partners will install signs, barriers, trailhead improvements, and all infrastructure elements required to fully implement the TMR decision in the Cedro Peak area.
NMOHVA's partners on the project include the Sandia Ranger District, the New Mexico 4 Wheelers, the Blackfeather Trail Preservation Alliance, and R&S Powersports. NMOHVA is further ensuring the success of this ambitious undertaking by utilizing the recreation planning professionals of Pan Pacific Services to mange the project.
The 19,240 acre Cedro Peak area has designated trails for motorcycle, ATV, and full-size 4WD. These are the only National Forest motorized trails within an hour of Albuquerque. Go to http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/cibola/travel-management/tm_sandia/index.shtml to download the official trail map for Cedro Peak.
The project will implement the first Travel Management decision in a national forest in New Mexico. This means that for the first time, the trails at Cedro Peak will be officially acknowledged, managed and signed as OHV trails. For the first time, the non-motorized users will be informed by maps, the forest's website, brochures, signs and kiosks that OHVs are legal on the Cedro Peak trails. The Cedro Peak trails are also used by mountain bikers, horse riders and hikers. We all have the right to use the trails, and we all have to share them. Information kiosks in the parking areas and accurate signage will educate the public about trail etiquette and sharing these high value multiple-use trails.