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  • Recreation Planning

    Andy WindsorKremmling Field Office

  • Table assignment:Complete the following:Planning is

    Write your response on the flipchart. (3 minute deadline)

  • Over the Handlebars SRP ExerciseUC SRMA map on overhead

  • 3. the student will be able to list the required planning decisions for Recreation and Travel Management found in appendix C of BLMs Land Use Planning Handbook. Based on the information presented:the student will be able to identify the different levels of plans and describe how the different plans are connected.2. the student will be able to identify BLMs 7 bureau-wide objectives for Recreation and Visitor Services and explain the importance of planning in achieving the objectives.4. the student will be able to list other resource planning responsibilities often assigned to outdoor recreation planners.

  • 1. Types of Plans 2. Important BLM guidance for recreation planning- Instruction Memorandums- Unified Strategy for Recreation- Benefits Based Management

    3. Appendix C of the Land Use Planning Handbook

    4. Ideas to take home

  • The Master Plan for the Field Office or other management unit (NCA or Monument) Sets allocations for all resources including recreation Usually updated every 20 years Usually takes 3 or more years to complete

  • Smaller in scale than the Resource Management Plan Describes specific actions required to implement allocations from Resource Management Plan Usually covers one recreation management area

  • Plans a specific implementation action (building a trail, campground, boat launch, etc)Stay tuned for more details from Matt and Lesly on Thursday!

  • Direction and Guidance:Instruction Memorandum 2007-043

    * Commits BLM to implement a Unified Strategy that delivers a collaborative recreation and visitor services planning and management framework * Both resource management planning and activity planning should incorporate the concepts outlined in the Unified Strategy

    Instruction Memorandum 2006-060

    * BLMs commitment to Benefits Based Management (BBM)* Required decisions found in Appendix C of the Land Use Planning Handbook (H-1601-1)

  • 3. Created the Recreation and Visitor Advisory Team (RVSAT) - make recommendations for improving BLMs recreation and visitor services program - develop a strategy for implementing goals and objective in Purple Book2. Identified 7 Objectives as Priorities for BLM Recreation and Visitor Services Program

  • What Bob and Brian were talking about yesterday!Hierarchy of Seven Purple Book ObjectivesObjective 1 Manage public lands and waters for enhanced recreation experiences and quality of life.

  • Table Activity:

    1.Identify 4 different things you worked on in the past 2 weeks (try to identify things everyone worked on)2. Write the 4 things on the colored cards on your table3. Put the cards on the sticky wall under the appropriate objectiveUnified Strategy in Notebook Appendix 6

  • Benefits-based management = a framework for engaging recreation service providers as partners in managing quality recreation settings to produce desired recreation experiences, and personal , social, economic, and environmental benefits.

  • What was your favorite recreation experience?Why was it the Best?Benefits-based management = a framework for engaging recreation service providers as partners in managing quality recreation settings to produce desired recreation experiences, and personal , social, economic, and environmental benefits.What were you doing?Where were you?Objective #1 planning defines who, what, where, and why?

  • Resource Management PlanRecreation SectionAppendix C Decisions

  • SRMA or ERMAAllocation Decisions:(Defining the Desired Future Condition)ERMA = Extensive Recreation Management Area (Not managed for Beneficial Outcomes)SRMA = Special Recreation Management Area (Managed for Beneficial Outcomes)

  • For each SRMA selected, determine whether that primary market-based strategy will be to manage for a destination recreation-tourism market, a community recreation-tourism market, or an undeveloped recreation-tourism market, and state that determination in the land use plan. (Appendix C of the Land Use Planning Handbook) Destination market strategy = manage for people who come from outside the local communityCommunity market strategy = manage for people who come from inside the local communityUndeveloped market strategy = manage for people who come from inside and outside the local community who are looking for undeveloped BLM lands (the frontier/unstructured opportunities) (recreation will be the primary allocation for use) Special Recreation Management Area Decision #1

  • For each SRMA identified, delineate discrete recreation management zone (RMZ) boundaries. . (Appendix C of the Land Use Planning Handbook) Are they all looking for the same opportunities?RMZs delineate specific management for different segments within the larger SRMA marketExample:Are they all there for the same reason?Decision #2Special Recreation Management Area (Cont.)

  • 2. Identify targeted activities for each RMZ 3. Identify the outcomes to be attained within each RMZ Why are they engaged in recreation in the zone? RMZ Decisions:Identify the market segment of larger SRMA marketWho are they? What are they doing? Are they compatible? Are the activities compatible? BLM can not be everything to everyone, everywhere.(We must be selective!) Special Recreation Management Area (Cont.)What types of experiences will be managed for and what personal, social,economic, and environmental benefits will result from the experiences?

  • 4. Prescribe the recreation setting character required to achieve zone objectives Special Recreation Management Area (Cont.)Outcomes (experiences and benefits) are connected to setting character!Changes in setting character can result in loss or change in outcomes!

  • Blank Natural Resource Recreation Settings Matrix on overhead

  • 5. Describe the framework necessary to implement zone objectives (Cont.)other recreation service providers (USFS, CDOW, Counties/Cities, Chambers of Commerce, commercial recreation service providers, etc.) Cooperative agreements with partnersBLM is not a sole source provider!(Who do we need to partner with to be successful?) Special Recreation Management Area

  • Zone summary on overhead

  • ERMA (everything that is not in an SRMA)ERMA Objectives will include:* resource protection * public health & safety * recreation user conflictsRecreation is not the primary management emphasisRecreation activities can take place as long as they consistent with other resource allocations and decisionsNot managed to protect recreation settings and outcomes

  • 15 Minute Break

  • Resource Management PlanComprehensive Trail & Travel ManagementAppendix C Decisions

  • Comprehensive Travel ManagementPlanning Guidance Instruction Memorandum 2008-014A key aspect of this IM is to facilitate all resource programs to work in an interdisciplinary manner in planning, determination, and management of a transportation network Comprehensive Travel Management!The process also requires recognition and designation of non-motorized trails or routes.Plan for all modes of travel, not just motorized!

  • Delineate travel management areas and designate off-highway vehicle management areas. (Appendix C of the Land Use Planning Handbook) Decision #1Consistency with other resource programsPrimary travelersObjectives for allowing travelSetting to be maintainedFactors to Consider:Comprehensive Travel Management(Cont.)

  • Comprehensive Travel Management(Cont.)Designating Travel Areas:All BLM Lands must be classified for motorized travel:Open

    Closed

    LimitedConsider:All Modes of Travel (foot, equestrian, bicycle, motorized, etc.)Limited to Existing or Designated RoutesTime or Season of UseTypes of Motorized UseAdministrative Use (BLM, permittees, commercial activities, etc.)Changing Area Designations requires an amendment to RMP!

  • Complete a defined travel management network (system of areas, roads and/or trails) during the development of the land use plan, to the extent practical (Appendix C of the Land Use Planning Handbook) Decision #2Comprehensive Travel Management(Cont.)Products Required:A map showing all area and route decisionsDefinitions and additional limitations for specific routesCriteria to select or reject specific routes, add new routes, or to specify limitationsGuidelines for management and monitoringIndicators for future actions related to the travel networkNeeded easements and rights of ways to maintain system and provide public accessChanging Route Designations does not require an amendment to RMP!

  • Resource Management PlanOther Planning Responsibilities for Recreation PlannersAppendix C DecisionsVisual Resource ManagementDesignate VRM management classes for all areas of BLM land, based on an inventory of visual resources and management considerations for other land uses. (BLM Handbook H-8341-1)Wilderness CharacteristicsIdentify decisions to protect or preserve wilderness characteristics (naturalness, outstanding opportunities for solitude, and outstanding opportunities for primitive and unconfined recreation.Cave and Karst ResourcesIdentify significant caves as manadated by the Federal Cave Resources Protection Act of 1988.(43 CFR 37.11)Special DesignationsWild and Scenic Rivers (BLM Manual 8351)Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (BLM Manual 1613)Scenic or Back Country Byways (BLM Handbook 8357-1)National Recreation Trails

  • Downstream!

  • Supply = What Settings Do You Manage? & Who Else Supplies Recreation in In Your Area?Demand = Who Are Your Customers? & What Opportunities Are They Looking For?

  • Physical Setting map on overhead

  • Government Agencies (local, state, national) Tourism Boards & Chambers of CommerceRelated Commercial Businesses

  • Who are these people? Where are they coming from? Where are they recreating? Why are they recreating there?

  • Collect Data:Visitor SurveysFocus GroupsTraffic CountersSpecial Recreation Permit (SRP) dataRecreation Use Permit (RUP) dataStatewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)County and state tourism entities/dataUSFSNPSClubs, organizations, shopsVisitor ContactsInformal Interview

  • Competency 3. Planning, Monitoring, Implementation, and Assessment

  • Planning competencies on overhead

  • Check the NotebookAppendix 5

  • 3. the student will be able to list the required planning decisions for Recreation and Travel Management found in appendix C of BLMs Land Use Planning Handbook. Based on the information presented:the student will be able to identify the different levels of plans and describe how the different plans are connected.2. the student will be able to identify BLMs 7 bureau-wide objectives for Recreation and Visitor Services and explain the importance of planning in achieving the objectives.4. the student will be able to list other resource planning responsibilities often assigned to outdoor recreation planners.

  • A lack of planning on your part does not constitute a crisis on my part!

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