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

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February 20, 2013 8:51 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

 

 


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