MONTANA - Citizens for Balanced Use Update

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May 01, 2013 4:14 PM

BRC just received an email from the Citizens for Balanced Use (CBU), with their latest newsletter regarding upcoming meetings.  We've pasted CBU's Newsletter below. Please take a minute to read it over, and pass it along to friends, family and riding buddies. As always, call or email if you have any questions or comments. Ric Foster Public Lands Department Manager BlueRibbon Coalition 208-237-1008 ext 107

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MONTANA - Citizens for Balanced Use Update

Dear BRC Members and Supporters in Montana,

BRC just received an email from the Citizens for Balanced Use (CBU), with their latest newsletter regarding upcoming meetings. 

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

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

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


Eaglehead Mountain before Supervisor Erickson's closure order

Citizens for Balanced Use Newsletter

Greetings!
Citizens for Balanced Use originated in 2004 in response to the massive closures to multiple use in the Gallatin National Forest Travel Plan proposal, DEIS, Supplemental DEIS, EIS, Record of Decision, Appeals, litigation, federal court decision, and ultimately 9th Circuit Court Decision. Over the last 8 years we have been battling to try and maintain the last available area in the GNF to allow multiple use access.

Over these last 8 years we have received hundreds of letters and pictures of new gates, rip, slash, and seed projects that have completely removed multiple use facilities and opportunities. Many of our members offer to help in any way possible and the board and members and supporters of CBU are doing all we can everyday to forward the multiple use access concept.

Our CBU Banquet was a complete success this year again with a sold out crowd. Stacy Bragg made an announcement at the banquet about the Gallatin Collaborative (GC) project which he has been engaged in for nearly the last year. The GC is ready to make their efforts public and it is time for me to ask for your help in regaining access to the Hyalite Porcupine Buffalo Horn Wilderness Study Area for multiple use recreation. Whether this results in rotational use or shared use or limiting use equally between users or what ever is decided during this process, the people engaged in this process will make the decision.

The HPBH WSA is our backyard in Bozeman, Livingston, Big Sky and the Paradise Valley. We need to get involved or don't complain. I will be attending most of these meetings along with others and I would invite you to be one of these others.

There was a pre registration form to fill out but many of the reservations are still remaining and I have been told that no one wanting to attend will be turned away. This is an opportunity for anyone interested to please attend!

Below is the schedule with times, dates and places. Notice I have listed above each meeting the number of reservations not reserved.

75 tickets remaining

Holiday Inn
5 East Baxter Lane
Bozeman, MT 59715

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 6:00 PM (MDT)

61 tickets remaining

Holiday Inn
5 East Baxter Lane
Bozeman, MT 59715

Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 6:00 PM (MDT)

26 tickets remaining

Washington School
315 N 8th St
Livingston, MT 59047

Monday, May 6, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (MDT)

43 tickets remaining

Washington School
315 N 8th St
Livingston, MT 59047

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 6:00 PM (MDT)

64 tickets remaining

Emigrant Community Hall

Emigrant, MT 59027

Monday, May 13, 2013 at 6:00 PM (MDT)

 

First meeting tonight at the Holiday Inn.
Be there or don't complain later!


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Contact Information
phone: 1-406-600-4CBU

 

 

 


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