Leaders from various organizations met with the BLM last Thursday. Brian Hawthorne of USA-All was also present. The purpose of the meeting was to have the BLM commit to entering in a CMA or MOU for the various trails that were left open in the recent release of the skimmed travel plan. One would ask why would we want a CMA or MOU? The answer is simple we want the BLM to put it on paper that they will live up to certain obligations such as providing materials for signing and other trail maintenance. Prior to the new travel plan release, the BLM would not do nothing, so a group of local riders have donated our own time and money in marking the trails and in doing the maintenance. The BLM discouraged us from doing a CMA or MOU and only wanted us to sign a volunteer action agreement. This is weak. For those of you that are familular with the Swell, the BLM recently released the new trail plan, they are now completing a new RMP (resource managment plan). The new RMP could substantial affect the newly released travel plan. In addition, the RMP is also going to include the Price River District. This includes the Chiminey Rock area where the Bookcliff Rattlers recently held an enduro. Desert races have been held in this area for 20 years. We have taken the time to GPS all of the MC trails in this area. The GIS person was showing us his work on the travel information for the Price River District. None of the hundreds of miles of single track trail information was included with the inventory. Once again it looks like we are going to get screw on the inventory process. For those of you who are not members of USA-All. Join. Brian Hawthorne is the director and it is worth every penny. Look up USA-All on the website and join in. (Utah Shared Access Alliance).