IMBA Texas Alert
Last Chance for Public Comment on BCCP Land Management Plan

If you are interested in expanded public access, including mountain biking,
to properties managed under the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve system, you
are encouraged to make your opinions known NOW!

BCP properties include Emma Long Metro Park, the Barton Creek Wilderness
Preserve, Forest Ridge and Canyon Vista. These are all properties that
either once had mountain biking access or are public park lands that have
been grandfathered into the BCP system, resulting in mountain bike access
bans on these properties.

This is your opportunity to let the BCP land managers know that you think
mountain biking is an appropriate use of our public lands and can be done in
a sustainable and environmentally responsible manner.

Comments can be logged until (March 10) by visiting:

http://www.bcpcac.org/

Additional Information

Members of the Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan (BCCP) Citizens
Advisory Committee are soliciting public comments on the draft Land
Management Plan for the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve.

The Citizens Advisory Committee serves the BCCP by providing review and
oversight of implementation of permit terms and conditions by studying
and making recommendations on issues of special concern to the
Coordinating Committee, and by providing a forum for public input.

The land management plan for the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve is
revised every five years as required under the terms of the federal
permit that established the Preserves. The Balcones Canyonlands
Conservation Plan Citizens' Advisory Committee is currently seeking
public review and soliciting comments about the management of the lands
dedicated to the Preserve. The public comment period will run 120 days
from November 10, 2005 to March 10, 2006.

To view or to comment on the BCP Land Management Plan Draft Revisions,
please visit the BCP Public Comment web site: www.bcpcac.org