UTAH - Report on Carbon County Commission meeting

Share on Facebook
October 25, 2011 6:32 PM

BRC just received an email from Mike Swenson, Executive Director of the Utah Shared Access Alliance (USA-ALL), with a quick report on the Carbon County Commission meeting, we told you about in our October 19 Alert. We've pasted USA-ALL's email below. Please take a minute to read the alert, take action and then pass it along to friends, family and riding buddies. Thanks, Ric Foster Public Lands Department Manager BlueRibbon Coalition 208-237-1008 ext 107   Report: Carbon County Commission Mtg Dear Ric, We wanted to give a quick report on last week's meeting in Carbo

BRC just received an email from Mike Swenson, Executive Director of the Utah Shared Access Alliance (USA-ALL), with a quick report on the Carbon County Commission meeting, we told you about in our October 19 Alert.

We've pasted USA-ALL's email below. Please take a minute to read the alert, take action and then pass it along to friends, family and riding buddies.

Thanks,
Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 107


 

Report: Carbon County Commission Mtg

Dear Ric,

We wanted to give a quick report on last week's meeting in Carbon County and also draw your attention to the bottom of our email for more info on recent national Wilderness issues from our partners at the Blue Ribbon Coalition.

First we need to thank those that attended the Carbon County Commission mtg last week regarding the closing of a few county roads. Those who gave public comment were professional and well spoken. One even jerked a few tears from our eyes. Thank you to all who came and commented.

We especially want to thank a few folks in the media that have taken great efforts to tell the story of what has been happening. Chad Booth and his show, "At Your Leisure" did a great story on the meeting and the public's concerns over these closures. You can watch the segment from his most recent show by clicking here scroll down to the trail head adventure segment. It's well worth your time to watch...please do. We also must thank Steve Brown from KFAN 1320 AM and his show, "Inside the Outdoors." Steve has proven he is a HUGE believer in shared access and common sense management of land and resources. Steve did a live interview with us immediately following the commission meeting. He has pledged to help spread the word about our cause. His show is informative and entertaining, tune into it at 1320 AM or streaming on the web at http://1320kfan.com/index.php/shows/inside_the_outdoors on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm,  Friday - Trail Mix Show 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

 
The meeting went very well. There were a little over 60 people present. 1 person spoke in favor of the closure and about 50 spoke in opposition. The Commissioners were obviously in a tight spot and are clearly trying to do the right thing for the county as well as stand up for access to public land.
 
We had the opportunity to speak with all the commissioners after the meeting as well as a representative from Bill Barrett Corp. We again affirm that these entities are friendly to our cause.
 
We are increasingly disgusted with the Mafia like tactics of the enviro thugs. We want folks to know that the closure of these roads have NOTHING to do with the ability for the project to be executed. NOTHING. This is an attempt by a bloated and arrogant environmental organization to abuse and exploit a broken land use planning system, bad laws, bad policy, and a weak BLM. This latest move has just increased our resolve to stop their evil agenda by 10 fold. We will not let this happen again in Utah. We will spend every penny and every ounce of political capital we have to see to that.

The Carbon County Commission has yet to determine whether they will lock the gates or not. We are almost certain if they do not, BLM will. We do think there may be some possible alternative options and we hope that BLM and the County can reach a true compromise. If a compromise isn't reached; lawsuits are SURE to follow. We will keep you posted on the outcome.

This issue should matter to you no matter where you live...this has serious potential for becoming a new problem for public land management, access, and resource development in the west. We must make sure that this does not become the "new" way of managing land in our country. BLM seems all too willing to allow it, and the enviro thugs have no problem stooping to this new low.  We the people must stand up to it and stop it now.

If you care about stopping this kind of madness and want to help you can do 2 things.

1. Join USA-ALL and or donate additional funds to us. You can do that right here and now by clicking the, "Donate" button.

2. When we ask you to go to a meeting, write an email, or make a phone call....DO IT!

And if you want "extra credit" talk to your co-workers, friends, family, clubs, etc about our cause and our organization and encourage them to join as well. We will even come and speak to big or small groups of people wanting to know what they can do. Just call us at 801-850-9315 x 101 and set it up.
 
We also wanted to draw your attention to an EXCELLENT write up on current national land useWilderness legislative issues by our partners at the Blue Ribbon Coalition (BRC). The write-up went out yesterday and it is full of very good informative stuff. We really appreciate BRC for the good work they do and the support they have given USA-ALL. Click the following link to read their alert:  http://sharetrails.org/alerts/2011/10/24/brc-national-wilderness-legislative-update 

 

 

 


The BlueRibbon Coalition is a national recreation group that champions responsible recreation, and encourages individual environmental stewardship. With members in all 50 states, BRC is focused on building enthusiast involvement with organizational efforts through membership, outreach, education, and collaboration among recreationists. The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) season is here. Federal employees, please mark BlueRibbon Coalition and Check #11402 on your CFC pledge form to support our efforts to protect your access. Join us at 1-800-258-3742 or http://www.sharetrails.org
_______________________________________________________

As a non-profit, grassroots organization funded primarily by membership dues and donations, we greatly appreciate your support. Visit http://www.sharetrails.org/make-a-difference-now to help fund our efforts to protect your trails!

April 22, 2015 2:20 PM
Send Support Letters For H.R. 1838-Let's Reopen Clear Creek
On April 16, California Representatives David G. Valadao (CA-21), Sam Farr (CA-21), and Jeff Denham (CA-10) introduced H.R. 1838, the Clear Creek National Recreation Area and Conservation Act, to direct the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to reopen the 75,000 acre Clear Creek Management Area in San Benito and Fresno counties for recreational use, including access for off-road vehicles. Additionally, the legislation would protect approximately 21,000 acres of BLM land adjacent to Clear Creek as the Joaquin
April 6, 2015 12:50 PM
NEVADA - Federal Plan Threatens OHV Access In Northern Nevada Desert
April 27, 2015, is the deadline for public comments on the Draft Resource Management Plan/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft RMP/EIS) for the Nevada Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carson City District, Sierra Front and Stillwater Field Offices. Once finalized, the Nevada Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carson City District, Sierra Front and Stillwater Field Offices' RMP will provide management direction for almost 5 million acres of public land in northern Nevada.
April 27, 2015 4:38 PM
ALASKA - Chugach National Forest - Forest Plan Revision Meetings Announced
The public is invited to join Chugach National Forest officials at a series of upcoming public meetings. Forest Service staff will share and discuss the work that has taken place during the current forest plan revision process, including sharing preliminary needs to change and highlighting what's staying the same. Additionally staff will share the next steps in the process, including the release and public scoping for the proposed revised forest plan in fall 2015.
[Action Alerts Archive]