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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Baker County NRAC Committee Meeting

The Baker County NRAC Committee will be holding a meeting from 2pm to 5pm Jan. 8th, currently there is no discussion scheduled on any access issues, what is going on with the Forest Plan Revision, or Travel Management, but if the public is concerned possibly attending he meeting and bringing the issue up during “other … Continue reading »

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Blue Mountain Road Budget (Wallowa Whitman, Malheur, and Umatilla)

As we prepare for the oncoming discussion about our access to our mountains a often overused and heavily claimed “fact” by USFS staff is that there is simply not enough money to maintain “all the roads.”  So and examination of USFS’s own documents is in order to understand the true situation they are in. This … Continue reading »

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The Great WWNF Lie.

The next time you are told there is not enough roadless areas for wildlife or watershed protection on the WWNF please remember these numbers. The Wallowa Whitman National Forest is 2,300,000 AC’s in size. Currently the Forest has 1,238,149 AC’s in a wilderness/national recreation area designation. Currently the Forest has another 589,261 AC’s of “roadless” … Continue reading »

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SandBox Road Closure Project

If you are a user of the South Catherine Creek Area you should take notice of the work planned for the Sandbox project area. This link provides a link to the Draft_Decision_Sandbox_Project. FAFA’s scoring of this project is poor as again it is another attempt by the WWNF to close more roads and cut off … Continue reading »

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Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision Overview

End run around Travel Management Planning and NEPA Requirments (Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision Overview) This concern is not new and has been discussed by member of the public for the last several months and has now become a focal point in the discussion of access related concerns in the fight to keep an open … Continue reading »

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Wallowa Whitman Forest Collaborative Meeting – 12/17/2013 – back to mid day meetings, that didn’t last long.

Please Forward this on to everyone you know. These meetings are intentionally held to limit public participation and need to have a heavy pro access voice attend monthly to keep the county commissioners and other elected officials honest. One topic is of great importance because it will be the “best available science” they will use … Continue reading »

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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Survey to improve the menu of fishing and hunting licenses offered

If you are a Permanent Pioneer and Permanent Disabled Veteran hunter or fisherman/woman in Oregon you’d better fill out this survey, because they are preparing to make you pay for your license and also raise fees again. Apparently it’s not good enough the champion cutting off our access, they also feel the need to price … Continue reading »

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Whitman Ranger District Office Moves to Downtown Baker City

To All that are interested – Might be worth your time to call Ms. Kramer or Mr. Burks and ask if the District Office will now be as inaccessible as the supervisors office is. http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/wallowa-whitman/news-events/?cid=STELPRDB5442195 Release Date: Dec 2, 2013 Contact(s): Jodi Kramer 541-523-1246, Matt Burks 541-523-1208   BAKER CITY, OR – The Whitman Ranger District, … Continue reading »

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Appeals vs. Objections

The Wallowa Whitman Travel Management Plan that was withdrawn in May of 2012 was fought by exercising our voice under the USFS appeals process technically known as 36 CFR 215.  This process allowed for individuals and/or groups to appeal the decision made on a project after the final decision was published. It is unclear as … Continue reading »

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