The main purpose of our organization is to acquire the resources needed to build access to the BLM Cross Bar Special Recreation Management Area and its interior infrastructure. Providing a full range of high-quality, year-round recreation opportunities, both economically and environmentally sustainable, through public-private partnership projects. Our first campaign is to replace the BNSF trestle making it safe to travel under. Next will be to construct a road for everyone to access their public lands. Once the Cross Bar SRMA is open for public use we will provide continued support including funding for amenities/infrastructure and volunteer man hours.
The Cross Bar is the only Bureau of Land Management-administered land in the State of Texas. It is a 12,000-acre tract originally purchased by the Federal government in 1931. Currently, the BLM does not have a public access road to the Cross Bar SRMA. However, BLM is working diligently to gain access
Special Recreation Management Areas (SRMAs): The BLM’s land use plans may designate SRMAs to provide specific for recreational opportunities, such as developing trailhead areas for hikers, mountain bikers, horseback or other permitted users.
The BLM SRMA will be developed to allow for specifically identified and planned outdoor recreational uses: mountain biking, horseback riding, hiking, hunting, fishing, and camping. Currently, the Cross Bar is mostly used by hunters through a cooperative effort with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Additionally, several Special Recreation Permits (SRPs) have been issued to the public for mountain biking races and horseback trail riding events. The Cross Bar IS OPEN for outdoor recreation.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is an agency within the United States Department of the Interior responsible for administering federal lands. Headquartered in Grand Junction, Colorado, and with oversight over 247.3 million acres (1,001,000 km2), it governs one eighth of the country's landmass.
President Harry S. Truman created the BLM in 1946 by combining two existing agencies: the General Land Office and the Grazing Service. The agency manages the federal government's nearly 700 million acres (2,800,000 km2) of subsurface mineral estate located beneath federal, state and private lands severed from their surface rights by the Homestead Act of 1862. Most BLM public lands are located in these 12 western states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
The mission of the BLM is "to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations."