An Update and Implementation meeting is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23,. The meeting will be held at the Tribal Hall on the Santa Rosa Indian Reservation.
The Corridor Management Plan, a plan to preserve the special features of the route, has been competed. An updated version of the CMP with local and participant comments integrated and new information related to funding under MAP-21 is available on the web at: http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/palmsprings/santarosa/Palms_to_Pines_Scenic_Byway_Corridor_Management_Planning_Process.html or http://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/sbnf/home/?cid=STELPRDB5227093&width=full.
MAP-21 has implications for the National Scenic Byway Program and the Palms to Pines Scenic Byway. Although there are still many uncertainties, the planners believe the community’s work in the corridor management plan may help secure funding for community identified priorities along the byway corridor.
You can find out more about the legislation at the Federal Highway Administration MAP-21 website (http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/map21/).
Members of the project team would like to meet with interested parties to consider some of the community implementation priorities that seem well aligned with the MAP-21 guidelines. The team will also provide an update on the artwork portion of the original grant and a few highlights from a student trip to explore the corridor. We’d also like to discuss next steps and funding opportunities.
Call the Tribal Office at (951) 659-2700 for directions if you have not been to the Tribal Hall recently, as many of the Internet-based mapping services do not provide accurate directions.