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IDAHO - HELP SAVE MOUNT JEFFERSON

November 01, 2011 10:25 PM

BRC just received an urgent message from Sandra Mitchell with the Idaho Recreation Council (IRC)  regarding Senator Tester's Montana Wilderness Bill and Mt. Jefferson.
For those of you who missed it, BRC blasted an update on the issue last week:
More Shenanigans in Washington
http://archive.sharetrails.org/alerts/2011/10/20/brc---idaho/montana-wil...
We've pasted Sandra's email below. Please take a minute to read the alert, take action and then pass it along to friends, family and riding buddies.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please conta

BRC just received an urgent message from Sandra Mitchell with the Idaho Recreation Council (IRC)  regarding Senator Tester's Montana Wilderness Bill and Mt. Jefferson.

For those of you who missed it, BRC blasted an update on the issue last week:
More Shenanigans in Washington
http://archive.sharetrails.org/alerts/2011/10/20/brc---idaho/montana-wilderness-update

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

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.

Thanks you to everyone who was involved,
Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 107


Help us save Mt. Jefferson!

Senator Jon Tester's Montana Wilderness Bill which would designate Mt. Jefferson as wilderness is back in play again. This time as an attachment on the Interior Department-EPA appropriations bill.  Congressman Simpson is chairman of the House Interior Appropriations Committee and it is critical that we remind him of how important the south half of Jefferson is to Idaho. 

Please take the time to let our Congressman know that we need Jefferson left open!  It is easy to do so as our friends at NIKE say, "just do it".

Here is how:  If you live in Congressman Simpson's district, click here and scroll down to the bottom of the page.  Enter your zip code, hit submit and then fill in the blanks with the requested information.  In the message section either choose one of the messages below or write your own.  Thank the Congressman and you are done!  How easy was that? http://simpson.house.gov/Contact/

Once you have done this, please pass the message on to everyone you know. The more responses the better chance we have of saving Mt. Jefferson.

Thank you and have a terrific day knowing you made a difference today!
Sandra Mitchell
November 01, 2011

Dear Congressman Simpson,
Please do not allow the south half of Mt. Jefferson to become wilderness!

The south half of Mt. Jefferson is essential to the economic security of Island Park. We cannot afford to lose it as a snowmobile area.

Senator Tester's wilderness bill may provide jobs in Montana but it will be at the expense of jobs in Fremont County.  Don't let him designate the south half of Mt. Jefferson as wilderness-we need all the jobs we can get in Idaho.

The south half of Mt. Jefferson may be in Montana but it is an Idaho resource, accessible only from Idaho.  Don't let Senator Tester take it away from us by designating it wilderness.

Following extensive public involvement the Forest Service, in its latest Forest Plan, has determined that the south half of Mount Jefferson is best managed as an area with mixed uses, including snowmobiling.  If Congress bypasses the people and makes this area wilderness, placing this iconic snowmobile area off limits, it will have spit in the faces of the people who worked so hard to keep it open.

Let's have no backroom deals over Mount Jefferson.  It is too important to the snowmobile community and Idaho as a whole.

http://simpson.house.gov/Contact/

 

 


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