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Mississippi ATV riders and Off Road Motorcyclists need our help!

April 03, 2009 6:00 AM

BLUERIBBON COALITION "SOS" ACTION ALERT!
Mississippi ATV riders and Off Road Motorcyclists need our help!

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

We seldom blast National Alerts for local planning processes, and we hate to blast anything with such short notice.

But we need your help.

This Monday, April 6, is the deadline for a new travel management plan on National Forests in Mississippi. In a previous attempt, the agency refused to consider adding even one mile of trails, which have been enjoyed by folks in the area for over 30 years. BRC and the Memphis Motorcycle Club successfully appealed the "total closure" plan.

The response of the U.S. Forest Service should boil blood. Instead of re-considering the total closure plan, the agency is simply adding volumes of analysis in an attempt to better defend against our appeals.

In other words, they don't care if refusing to consider any user-created routes is contrary to regulations; they are going to try to do whatever it takes to make it happen, regulations be dammed.

The links below tell more of the story. But today, we are asking our members across the country to help the local ATV and motorcycle people out.

We've prepared a letter generator with several key substantive comments. Please take a minute to click on the link below and send a letter. Your comments will help, please send your letter today!
http://archive.sharetrails.org/letters/letter.php?id=40

The Revised Route Designation Environmental Assessment and maps of the proposed changes are available on the Forest's website at http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/mississippi/Travel_Management/index.html.

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

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Comments Needed on Holly Springs National Forest - June 18th, 2008
www.sharetrails.org/alerts/?alert=832

TRAIL RIDERS FIND NEW LIFE IN MISSISSIPPI FORESTS' DECISION - January 30th, 2009
http://archive.sharetrails.org/releases/media/?story=630

Recreation Funding Conundrum - BlueRibbon Magazine, February 2007
http://archive.sharetrails.org/magazine/article.php?id=953

Trails for Future Generations - BlueRibbon Magazine, October 2006
http://archive.sharetrails.org/magazine/article.php?id=894

May 31, 2016 10:48 AM
MONTANA - Custer Gallatin NF Forest Plan Revision June Public Meetings Announced
In January, the 3.1 million acre Custer Gallatin National Forest started on a Forest Plan Revision, a four-year process that will ultimately give way to a new forest plan. The Forest Service will host a second set of public meetings across various communities between June 14 and June 30. The focus of this second set of meetings will be the preliminary results from the Assessment of Existing Conditions to date and provide a forum for those attending the meetings and
May 23, 2016 1:40 PM
Sawtooth National Recreation Area Wants Your Input on the Wood River Travel Plan
The Sawtooth National Recreation Area (NRA) is announcing the availability of the proposed action for the Big Wood Travel Management Plan. The purpose of this plan is to bring road and trail use into compliance with the Forest Plan, laws, and regulations; to provide a system of roads and trails for public access and recreational travel; to manage resource impacts that are occurring due to the use of roads and trails; and to rehabilitate non-system routes identified as a problem
May 20, 2016 8:32 AM
CALIFORNIA - Public Invited to Rasor Off-Highway Vehicle Area Tour and Comment
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Barstow Field Office, has scheduled three tour rides of the Rasor Road Off-Highway Vehicle Area OHV area to identify locations used for riding, camping, as well as to assess use habits and general conditions of the area. The California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan of 1980 mandated a recreation plan to address the intensive OHV activity of the Rasor Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area. Public meetings were held on April 28, May 5, and May 12
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