ATTENTION ALL OHV GROUPS - Info Needed On USFS Travel Management Issues

Share on Facebook
February 20, 2013 1:51 PM

Info Needed On USFS Travel Management Issues - Casey McClellan from Timberline Trail Riders is asking for information in a attempt to get some Congressional oversight on our issues. It's a great idea, and we wanted to pass along his request. Recent Congressional Field Hearings have been quite productive. You can read about the most recent here: Congressional Spotlight on U.S. Forest Service stewardship of America's National Forests: Overdue - Under-reported - Underestimated http://ww

BLUERIBBON COALITION PARTNER ALERT!

ATTENTION ALL OHV GROUPS - Info Needed On USFS Travel Management Issues
 
Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

Casey McClellan from Timberline Trail Riders is asking for information in a attempt to get some Congressional oversight on our issues. It's a great idea, and we wanted to pass along his request.

Recent Congressional Field Hearings have been quite productive. You can read about the most recent here:
Congressional Spotlight on U.S. Forest Service stewardship of America's National Forests: Overdue - Under-reported - Underestimated
http://www.sharetrails.org/public-lands/congressional-spotlight-on-usfs-stewardship-of-national-forest

We've pasted Casey's request below. Please take a minute to read it over, and then pass it along to friends, family and riding buddies.

As always, call or email if you have any questions or comments.

Brian Hawthorne
Public Lands Policy Director
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 102


Hello OHV user groups,
 
I am a co-founder of Timberline Trail Riders and vice-chair of the Southwest Public Lands Coalition (SWPLC). These southwestern Colorado groups were formed to give the public lands user groups a larger voice regarding the travel management direction the USFS has taken since the 2005 Travel Management Final Rule was released. Timberline is focused on OHV recreation and SWPLC includes all user groups.
 
I am writing in the attempt to determine what other National Forests and Ranger Districts have made decisions resulting in the massive loss of roads, trails and areas in the western U.S. by any of the following ways; disregarding public comment, providing misleading direction to the public, not coordinating with local government, not following their Forest Plans, abusing the direction of the Final Rule, providing decision direction from a draft Forest Plan, using bad science to justify decisions, or any other situation that may be unique to your Forest or District.
 
The larger goal behind this is to end up with a hearing with the House Subcommittee on Public Lands where we (the western states motorized user groups) can give these problems some attention.

Please call or email when you have a chance. This is a great opportunity to bring some political visibility to what has happened to the motorized recreation users across the western states. Playing by the Forest Service rules has resulted in the loss of 99.99% or our motorized opportunities in SW Colorado. I'm sure experiences elsewhere are similar to ours.
 
Thank you,
Casey McClellan
Timberline Trail Riders
Southwest Public Lands Coalition
Cortez, CO
caseymcclellan@msn.com
970-570-1776

 

 


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. 1-800-BlueRib - 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!

July 29, 2014 10:20 AM
NEVADA-CALIFORNIA - USFS & BLM Release Bi-State Sage-Grouse Revised DEIS
The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest has released the Revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Revised DEIS) for the Greater Sage-grouse Bi-State Distinct Population Segment (Bi-state sage-grouse) Forest Plan Amendment. This Bi-state sage-grouse population occurs in portions of Lyon, Mineral, Esmeralda and Douglas counties in Nevada, and in portions of Alpine, Inyo, and Mono counties in California.The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest proposes to amend the Toiyabe National Forest Land
July 28, 2014 10:29 AM
NORTH CAROLINA - Cape Lookout National Seashore Extents Comment Period for Draft
On May 23, 2014, the National Park Service released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for its Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Management Plan at Cape Lookout National Seashore (CALO) for a 60-day public comment period. Following a recent request for an extension, the comment period will be extended 45 days, to September 4, 2014. The purpose of this Plan/DEIS is to evaluate whether to allow ORV use at the Seashore. If ORV use is permitted, this Plan/EIS will address how to manage that use in
July 24, 2014 3:12 PM
MONTANA-Flathead National Forest Seeks Input on Travel Analysis Process Prelimin
The U.S. Forest Service seeks public input on an analysis of the road system on the Flathead National Forest. The travel analysis process includes the identification of risks and benefits on National Forest System Roads (NFSR) roads as they pertain to safe and efficient travel and the protection, management, and use of the national forest. To learn more about the Travel Analysis Process and access the interactive mapping tool click here. This is this is the primary tool for the public to view the analysis and provide input
[Action Alerts Archive]