COLORADO - Norwood/Burn Canyon Trail Proposal Not Good for Motorized Users

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May 05, 2014 1:59 PM

COLORADO -  Norwood/Burn Canyon Trail Proposal Not Good for Motorized Users

Dear BRC Members and supporters in Colorado,

BRC just received an urgent Action Alert from the Colorado Off Highway Vehicle Coalition (COHVCO) with regards to the Norwood/Burn Canyon Trail Proposal.

BRC concurs with our friends at the Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition and the Trail Preservation Alliance and stands with them in strong support for Alternative 2. BRC also stands in strong opposition to Alternative 1 which amounts to a functional area ban of historic single-track motorcycle, ATV, SxS, and 4WD use.

BRC urges riders to caution the agency against arbitrary and biased land management decisions that set one user group (non-motorized) above the needs and rights of other user groups (motorized in this case) in an ill-advised strategy to "minimize" user and resource conflicts.

We've pasted COHVCO's Action Alert below. Please take a minute to read the alert, take action, then pass it along to friends, family and riding buddies.

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

Don Amador
Western Representative
BlueRibbon Coalition
brdon@sharetrails.org 

 

 

The Norwood/Burn Canyon Trail Proposal will construct non-motorized routes instead of the multiple use trails that were identified in the scoping notice

The BLM Uncompahgre field office is currently seeking public comments for construction of 31 miles of non-motorized trail outside Norwood, Colorado. Given the limited opportunity for motorized single track in Colorado, Alternative 2 of this project would provide a significant increase in this opportunity, that is badly needed. The preferred alternative closes 25.9 miles of motorized routes but expands non-motorized routes by 31 miles. Alternative 2 allows motorized usage of most of the new routes. Your comments in support for Alternative 2 and opposed to the preferred alternative of this proposal are needed!

CLICK HERE to read the entire proposal.  The full alert outlining the issues COHVCO feels are most crucial is HERE.  You can read the BURN CANYON COMMENTS submitted by COHVCO. 

Comment Deadline:  On or before May 6, 2014

Submit comments via USPS to:                    Submit comments via Email to:
BLM Uncompahgre FO                                     Blm_co_ufo_tmp@blm.gov
Attn: Norwood-Burn Canyon
    Travel  Management
2465 S. Townsend Ave
Montrose, CO 81401

COLORADO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE COALITION - COHVCO
 

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