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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Forest Service Trails: Long- and Short-Term Improvements Could Reduce Maintenance Backlog and Enhance System Sustainability

Email sent to GAO and Secretary Vilsack in regards to their report. Dear (General Accounting Office) GAO and All, Does the GAO understand that there is a fundamental difference between a “trail” that was developed for hiking and “roads” that were developed for resource utilization for both industrial and subsistence living of rural communities. Everything … Continue reading »

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FAFA Parade Attendence in July

Forest Access For All will be participating in 2 parades in the month of July. We are currently organizing to participate in the Miners Jubilee Parade Saturday July 20th in Baker Oregon and the Chief Joseph Days Parade July 27th in Joseph Oregon. Please consider participating with us in these events and riding/walking through the … Continue reading »

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What working together looks like

http://www.fs.fed.us/appeals/appeals_list.php?d=2&r=110600 I would like to share with you what it looks like when people work together to stop an obviously bogus concept, scroll down about half way where the wallowa whitman national forest travel management plan starts. To each and every person on this list, thank you for standing up for yourself and your neighbors. … Continue reading »

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Response From Supervisor Laurence

I wanted to share with you the response received from WWNF Supervisor John Laurence on Monday June 24th, in regards to an email sent to him on June 16th. I would like to acknowledge his timeliness in responding, as this is possibly some of the quickest turn around of correspondence we’ve seen so far from … Continue reading »

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Mountain Bikers Next on the USFS hit list.

This article from the NY Times says it all. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/11/sports/11bikes.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1 If you are a user of the forest there are groups out there that look at you as “exploiters” of the forest, they live among you, in your towns, sitting on committees stating they represent you, when all they actually represent is their own personal … Continue reading »

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Devils Staircase Wilderness Act of 2013 passes U.S. Senate

A trio of Senators Wyden, Merkley and Representative Defazio representing the State of Oregon In D.C. got the Devils Staircase Wilderness Act of 2013 passed through the Senate today.  This act, if passed by the House of Representatives, will designate 30,540 acres as wilderness and add 15 miles of the Wasson Creek and Franklin Creek … Continue reading »

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June 13 Travel Management Meeting – Redding CA

To help reaffirm the difficulties throughout the west one has to look no further than to our fellow citizens to the south in Ca to realize how hostile our Forest Service leadership is to the local population. Attached in a report written by Congressional Representatives Lamalfa’s staffer on a meeting held one week ago in … Continue reading »

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Road Closure & Restrictions without Travel Management to muddle it up

While the Forest Supervisor completes his Rebuilding Trust Tour 2013 (not to be confused with the George Strait Tour sweeping the nation) throughout Eastern Oregon, his staff diligently lurks in the shadows closing you out of your mountains and implementing Travel Management Project by Project. He will attend functions, pick up trash, address you as … Continue reading »

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June Newsletter is out!

FAFA June newsletter was sent out last night.  Check your inbox.  If you didn’t get it, email us at keepitopen@forestaccessforall.org and we will make sure you get added to the list.  This and previous newsletters are posted on the website under files list [wpfilebase tag=browser id=4 /].

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